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    • Fab cycle time improvement through inventory control : a wafer starts approach 

      Ward, Matthew John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Intel's Colorado Springs wafer fabrication facility, known internally as F23, has undertaken several initiatives to reduce cycle time including High Precision Maintenance (HPM), content reduction through the application ...
    • Facing reality : design and management of flexible engineering systems 

      Cardin, Michel-Alexandre, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis proposes a practical approach to defining flexible design and development strategies for maximizing the expected value of engineering systems. Specifically, the approach deals with the fact that it is generally ...
    • Factors influencing tier 2 supply chain risk data collection 

      Buscher, Stephanie Ann; Poyato Ayuso, Ángel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Natural disasters such as the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 can have catastrophic effects on businesses. This type of unexpected event can cause millions of dollars in damages, lost sales and can ...
    • FairML : ToolBox for diagnosing bias in predictive modeling 

      Adebayo, Julius A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Predictive models are increasingly deployed for the purpose of determining access to services such as credit, insurance, and employment. Despite societal gains in efficiency and productivity through deployment of these ...
    • The fallacy of equating "blindness" with fairness : ensuring trust in machine learning applications to consumer credit 

      Abuhamad, Grace M.(Grace Marie) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019)
      Fifty years ago, the United States Congress coalesced around a vision for fair consumer credit: equally accessible by all consumers, and developed on accurate and relevant information, with controls for consumer privacy. ...
    • Feasibility of air capture 

      Ranjan, Manya (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Capturing CO2 from air, referred to as Air Capture, is being proposed as a viable climate change mitigation technology. The two major benefits of air capture, reported in literature, are that it allows us to reduce the ...
    • Feasibility of grid compatible microgrids 

      Levi, Patricia Janet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      There are 1.1 billion people in the world who lack access to electricity, mostly in rural areas. The expansion of the central grid has been slow in many developing countries, hampered by a lack of supply, poor finances, ...
    • Feature performance metrics in a service as a software offering 

      Latner, Avi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model has become widespread. This deployment model changes the economics of software delivery but also has an impact on development. Releasing updates to customers is immediate and the ...
    • Federal policy towards emergency responder interoperability : a path forward 

      Weir, Tristan John (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Emergency responders have suffered from a lack of cross-agency radio communications for the past three decades. After numerous firefighters died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, partially due to a lack of ...
    • Feedback loops in educational environments using web-based survey tools : new technology development and three implementation case studies 

      Spead, Benjamin, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      This thesis presents lessons from the development of an on-line, web-based feedback system and preliminary analysis of the socio-technical interactions associated with the specification, design and use of this system. The ...
    • A field-based study of alternative microbial indicator tests for drinking water quality in Northern Ghana 

      O'Keefe, Samantha F (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Safe drinking water is essential for human survival, yet it is unavailable to over 1 billion of the world's people living in poverty (World Bank, 2009). The current methods used to identify drinking water sources are ...
    • Financial costs and benefits of sourcing from factories with different risk profiles 

      Sui, Xiaodi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Li & Fung is the leading consumer goods design, development, sourcing and logistics company for global retailers and brands. Its networks cover over 15,000 suppliers and 300 offices and distribution centers in 40 economies ...
    • Financial evaluation and decision making processes for environmental technology projects 

      Dreher, Jonathan J. (Jonathan Jacob) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The convergence of the information age with an improved understanding of the effects humans have on the environment provides exciting new opportunities to improve our impact on the world. Though modem companies collect and ...
    • Financial modeling of new product development economics 

      Balasubramaniam, Anitha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Product design and development is a complex process that involves extensive engineering considerations as well as management decisions based on the overall vision for the product. Traditionally, most decision making in ...
    • Financial supply chain dynamics : operational risk management and RFID technologies 

      Reddy, Harry, 1963- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      The banking industry is consolidating to streamline its operations through mergers and acquisitions, and is adopting new technologies to develop innovative products and services, thereby achieving both economies of scale ...
    • Financing medicine's last mile in Uganda : exploring linkages between patient access to medicine and supply chain access to finance 

      Dokmo, Charles Alexander; Patel, Nipun Rajni (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Pharmaceutical companies operating in Africa are well positioned to contribute to the United Nations' ongoing efforts to improve access to medicine in Africa. This thesis explores how access to finance for businesses in ...
    • Finding order in a contentious Internet 

      Sowell, Jesse H., II (Jesse Horton) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      This inquiry started with the simple question, "Who manages the Internet infrastructure and how?" Since, this question evolved into an evaluation of the routing system and the institutions that manage it. This institutional ...
    • Flexibility in ballpark design 

      Ressler, Kyle T. (Kyle Thomas) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis documents the potential value of using flexible design to implement Major League Ballparks (MLBP). Credible evidence suggests that most ballparks were designed to fixed specifications that do not facilitate ...
    • Flexibility in early stage design of US Navy ships : an analysis of options 

      Page, Jonathan (Jonathan Edward) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis explores design options for naval vessels and provides a framework for analyzing their benefit to the Navy. Future demands on Navy warships, such as new or changing missions and capabilities, are unknowns at ...
    • Flexibility in transportation procurement : a real options approach 

      Zhelev, Georgi Zhelev, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      Shippers who use for-hire carriers need a careful estimation of their need for trucking capacity in order to be able to haul products in a timely and cost-effective manner. This thesis outlines a flexible approach to ...