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    • Optimal sizing of solar and battery assets in decentralized micro-grids with demand-side management 

      Mehra, Varun, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Solar-based community micro-grids and individual home systems have been recognized as key enablers of electricity provision to the over one billion people living without energy access to-date. Despite significant cost ...
    • Optimally aggregating elicited expertise : a proposed application of the Bayesian Truth Serum for policy analysis 

      Weiss, Rebecca (Rebecca Jennifer) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Uncertainty and risk are obstacles that nearly all policy-makers encounter during their careers. However, evaluating uncertainty and risk can be difficult since these concepts may be broadly defined. This may result in ...
    • Optimization of SKU creation process and adherence improvement through use of workflow management 

      Gimlin, Richard James (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Over the past several years and into the foreseeable future, Amgen has been experiencing substantial SKU/DFU proliferation. Formerly, Amgen focused primarily on the North American and other developed markets (low to medium ...
    • Optimization of surgical supply inventory and kitting 

      Schlanser, Matthew R. (Matthew Ross) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      This project centered on inventory optimization for operative custom surgical packs and soft good supplies for Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a 947-bed medical center. Custom surgical packs are used in every surgical ...
    • Optimization tools for the freight brokerage industry 

      Silver, Jeffrey L. (Jeffrey Lee), 1962- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      The freight brokerage industry in North America was born of the deregulation of the trucking industry in 1982. In the two decades since, the industry has grown from nothing to $50 Billion in revenue. In the beginning, ...
    • Optimization-based decision support system for retail souring 

      Patel, Jalpa (Jalpa N.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Some of the biggest challenges in the retail sourcing lie in predicting demand for a new article and making purchase decisions such as quantity, source, transportation mode and time of the order. Such decisions become more ...
    • Optimized border interdiction 

      Paynter, Jonathan L. (Jonathan Lawrence) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      A feature of many conflicts is the presence of a border that separates an area of on-going military operations from an area that the enemy can use permissively. This thesis considers analytic techniques for planning military ...
    • Optimized distribution supply chain for improved customer service 

      Kulling, Karl Christian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      In an attempt to attract consumers, companies are offering an increasingly wide range of product varieties to cater to each consumers individual needs and desires. This behavior leads to fragmentation of demand that increases ...
    • Optimized transfer-pricing model for Asia Pacific 

      Liang, Kelly (Kelly JieRu) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Transfer price is an important field of study for profit maximization. As more multinational enterprises (MNEs) are involved in global trading in the recent decades, the objective to set an optimized transfer price is more ...
    • Optimizing emergency response crew allocation during earthquakes to improve restoration time 

      Kurdi, Mohamed (Mohamed Reda) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Northern California and specially the San Francisco Bay Area where PG&E operates is very susceptible to earthquakes. United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimates a 63 percent chance that a magnitude-6.7 or larger ...
    • Optimizing large-volume scheduling for cost avoidance 

      Belkina, Tamara (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      This dissertation presents the results of developing optimization algorithms for use in operational scheduling of airplane stalls and paint hangars at the Boeing Company's Everett Delivery Center. With the increasing number ...
    • Optimizing Order Promising 

      Li, Zhipeng (Zhipeng Simon) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Online purchasing is now popular following the growth of E-business. Retailers ordering online will get the exact delivery date of goods for their better management of sales operations. Suppliers should keep their competence ...
    • Optimizing the closures development process using the design structure matrix 

      McGill, Eric Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Product development processes are inherently complex sets of activities that involve a vast number of connections between participants. Engineers, designers, marketers, financial analysts, and manufacturers all have to ...
    • Optimizing the distribution network of perishable products to Small Format Stores 

      Khandekar, Sachin; Titova, Aleksandra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      FoodCo is a leading foods company that has reputed brands and global operations with revenues in excess of USD 5Bn. Although FoodCo's sales to Small Format Stores (SFS) customers are a small part of the overall sales, it ...
    • Optimizing the use of dedicated and contract transportation assets to maximize total system profit 

      Lee, Tae Whee; Po, Ronald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Each week, FruitCo (FC) ships over a thousand containers of fresh fruits to its various port facilities in the US. Once the containers arrive at the port, approximately half of these containers are received by customers ...
    • Order promising/fulfillment and customer/channel collaboration in supply chain management 

      An, Yimin, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Srethapakdi, Samuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This research investigates the order promising and fulfillment and customer and channel collaboration functions of a company. In addition to presenting more precise definitions, we identify and analyze current and emerging ...
    • The organizational and political challenges of Enterprise Systems Engineering : a survey of senior systems engineers 

      Rashid, Faaiza (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Systems engineering efforts are becoming increasingly complex, novel and interdependent, making traditional systems engineering approaches only partially applicable to such efforts. Consequently, a new discipline is emerging ...
    • Organizational assessment processes for enterprise transformation 

      Abdimomunova, Leyla (Leyla M.) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Enterprise transformation is a dynamic process that builds upon and affects organizational processes. Organizational assessment plays critical role in planning and execution of enterprise transformation. It allows the ...
    • Outbound transportation collaboration- Do It Yourself (DIY) 

      Taherian, Homayoun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Continuous increases in transportation costs on one hand and companies' desire to reduce inventories and receiving costs on the other hand, have been forcing shippers to come up with innovative ways in tackling these two ...
    • Outsourcing trends in semiconductor industry 

      Malli Mohan, Karthikeyan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Microelectronic devices traditionally were manufactured by companies that both designed and produced integrated chips. This process was important in 1970's and 1980's when the manufacturing processes required tweaking the ...