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    • The $100 question: Supply chain priorities for small firms 

      Pereira Nunes, Rafaela; Paulino, Ramón (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      A large majority of companies in Latin America are micro or small firms, making them an important part of the region’s economy. These firms are a relevant source of jobs, but a lack of managerial skills and resources ...
    • 3D Printing’s Impact on the Metalworking Industry 

      Ingberman, Aline Blanche Grynbaum; Assavaniwej, Sittipat (2018)
      This project qualitatively estimates the potential impact of 3D printing on the United States metalworking industry. The adoption rate of 3D printing has been increasing in the last few years. On one side are businesses ...
    • Aggregate Production Planning for Engineer-to-Order Products 

      Cheng, Cheng; Shafir, Elizaveta (2019)
      The contract manufacturing industry is growing and shifting from standard products to highly customized engineer-to-order (ETO) products. Different from standard products, ETO orders have more production process uncertainties ...
    • Alternate Pricing Model for Transportation Contracts 

      Sinha, Atmaja; Thykandi, Rakesh (2019)
      Transportation spend is an increasingly relevant topic of concern for all manufacturing companies. Along with the money spent on transporting goods, service betterment has become an everyday expectation. In a tight market, ...
    • Analytics Driving Supply Chain Segmentation for Lenovo 

      Gosling, Luiz; Urrutia, Javier (2019)
      Although segmentation strategies and their benefits are common topics in the academic literature, two realities contrast in the realm of supply chain management: While a vast number of companies still perceive operations ...
    • Analyzing Upstream Impact on Downstream Shelf-Availability 

      Li, Xu (2018)
      On-shelf availability (OSA) is key in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. In this project, out of stock (OOS) patterns are identified, grouped, and analyzed in order to gain meaningful insights to improve OSA. The ...
    • Apeel Sciences: Lot Traceability of a Breakthrough in Food Science Technology 

      Miller, Ronald Russell; Taylor, Hilary (2018)
      Apeel Sciences has made it their mission to help eliminate food waste. To do so, they are introducing their exciting new product, EdipeelTM, to market. Edipeel is an edible, natural, flavorless coating that, when applied ...
    • Assessing Feasibility of the Delivery Drone 

      Butcher, Blane; Lim, Kok (2019)
      Service level growth is hindered by declining activity from customers needing access to physical assets stored by the sponsor company. The delivery drone presents a viable option to support the initiative of maintaining ...
    • Behavioral Management Patterns: Small Firms’ Recipe for Growth 

      Chacra, Fadi; Rocha, Joshua (2019)
      More than 99% of the companies in the world are micro, small, or medium size enterprises and account for ~70% of the jobs, on average, in OECD countries. However, due to a lack of productivity, among other factors, only a ...
    • Beyond the Seaport: Assessing the Inland Container Transport Chain Using System Dynamics 

      Toukan, Mamoun; Chan, Hoi Ling (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      The significance of seaports in enabling global trade and impacting global supply chains require them to operate efficiently. Due to the required interactions, seaports are not only affected by their operations, but by ...
    • Combinatorial Reverse Auctions in Construction Procurement 

      Al Shaqsi, Salim (2018)
      Construction procurement often involves negotiations between many parties over multitudes of components. The process of allocating contracts to suppliers is generally a complex process involving multiple decision makers ...
    • Comparative Evaluation of Drone Delivery Systems in Last-Mile Delivery 

      Garcia, Oriol; Santoso, Antonius (2019)
      With the latest technological advancement, the use of drones has emerged as an innovative and viable business solution for last-mile distribution. An efficient drone delivery system has to address the classic vehicle routing ...
    • Comparison and Financial Assessment of Demand Forecasting Methodologies for Seasonal CPGs 

      Gundogdu, Burak; Maloney, Jeffrey (2019)
      Forecast accuracy is an ongoing challenge for made-to-stock companies. For highly seasonal fast-moving consumer packaged goods (CPGs) companies like King’s Hawaiian, an improved forecast accuracy can have significant ...
    • Decoupled Capacity with Powerloop 

      Fankhauser, Elisa; Li, Ge (2019)
      With the current imbalance of supply and demand of truck drivers in the U.S., improving driver utilization is critical to secure reliable freight transportation. The largest source of downtime for carriers is the time spent ...
    • Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management for Spare Parts 

      Chawla, Gaurav; Miceli, Vitor (2019)
      Spare parts management is an essential operation in the supply chain of many companies, owing to its strategic importance in supporting equipment availability and continuity of operations. In many supply chains, the demand ...
    • Demand Forecasting for Ebola Responses 

      Rains, Robert (2019)
      The accelerating global trends of urbanization, interconnectivity, and population mobility are creating the conditions to increase the frequency, severity, and velocity of future outbreaks of high threat pathogens. ...
    • Demand Forecasting of the Bike-sharing Service in Beijing 

      Liu, Terry; Fricke, Leonhard Maximilian (2018)
      In response to increasing urbanization, China seeks alternative public transportation methods, such as bike- sharing, which has demonstrated social and environmental benefits. As a result, the number of bike-sharing programs ...
    • Driving Savings via Inbound Logistics Network Design 

      Felicio, Geraldine Mae P.; Sharma, Deepika (2018)
      A CPG company is examining its end-to-end supply chain to find opportunities to optimize both cost and visibility. One minimally tapped source of these opportunities is the inbound supply network. This report studies three ...
    • Dynamic Customer Service Levels: Evolving Safety Stock Requirements for Changing Business Needs 

      Covert, Daniel Patrick; Ortiz Millán, Joaquín Alberto (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Retail companies struggle to maintain the appropriate levels of inventory on promotional and seasonal items due to management pressure to never be out of stock. Dynamically changing desired service levels during promotions ...
    • E-commerce and the environment: Finding the optimal location for in-store pick-up 

      Alvarado, Carla; Liu, Yangfei (2019)
      In recent years, ecommerce has been expanding at an increasing rate. Many retailers are making efforts to improve their channel integration to enhance the order fulfillments for their customers. Therefore, companies often ...