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    • Historical events and supply chain disruption : chemical, biological, radiological and cyber events 

      Lensing, Reshma P. (Reshma Pradhan), 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, terrorism emerged as a legitimate threat not just to society, but to corporations as well. This new threat has challenged old business rules and prompted companies to rethink ...
    • A holistic investigation of complexity sources in nuclear power plant control rooms 

      Sasangohar, Farzan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      The nuclear power community in the United States is moving to modernize aging power plant control rooms as well as develop control rooms for new reactors. New generation control rooms, along with modernized control rooms, ...
    • Homebased healthcare : issues and challenges 

      Nagpure, Prashant (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Healthcare costs in United States are projected to rise to 20% of GDP by 2015. This is a cause of major concern and current political debate. The largest contributor to this cost is the hospital cost accounting for 30 % ...
    • How companies can leverage crowdsourcing 

      Cheung, Sunny (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Crowdsourcing is an increasingly popular phenomenon where companies solicit the help of the public in helping accomplish some of the activities commonly performed by employees or contractors. These activities can range ...
    • How do senior leaders conceive and re-architect their enterprises? 

      Zini, Francisco A. (Francisco Andrés) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This research proposes enhancements to the Enterprise Architecture Method developed by Nightingale and Rhodes. By Enterprise Architecting we consider the following definition: "applying holistic thinking to design, valuate ...
    • How regional authorities can achieve economic development through investments in the logistics sector 

      Khan, Taimur, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      Lessons for how a regional authority should develop its logistics sector are learned through case studies on four areas (section 2). In addition, a "logistics attractiveness" ranking framework is developed and applied ...
    • How should indicators be found for scenario monitoring ? 

      He, Zheng, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Scenario planning is a widely used approach for developing long-term strategies. The typical scenario process involves developing scenarios, identifying strategies whose success is contingent on the scenario, and monitoring ...
    • How successful firms go beyond aligning their IT strategy with business objectives 

      Goswami, Debangshu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Information technology (IT) is vital to growth of all organizations. But getting value out of IT has been challenging. The companies, which fail to align their IT strategy with business objectives struggle with low or ...
    • How to Identify leading indicators for scenario monitoring 

      Xu, Xia, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Being able to quickly adapt to changes in the business environment has been widely acknowledged as essential for sustainable success by business leaders. Scenario planning is recognized as an effective tool used to explore ...
    • How to utilize hedging and a fuel surcharge program to stabilize the cost of fuel 

      Shehadi, Charles A., III (Charles Anthony); Witalec, Michael R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      This paper looks at some of these travails as well as the common tools used to approach a volatile priced commodity, diesel fuel. It focuses on the impacts of hedging for companies that are directly impacted through the ...
    • Hub and spoke network design for the inbound supply chain 

      Oti, Olufemi (Olufemi Oluwole) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Amazon is one of the world's leading retailers. At the core of Amazon's business model is providing consumers with endless selection, and as a result, the large number of vendors used to provide that selection greatly ...
    • Human and modeling approaches for humanitarian transportation planning 

      Gralla, Erica Lynn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Recent disasters have highlighted the need for more effective supply chain management during emergency response. Planning and prioritizing the use of trucks and helicopters to transport humanitarian aid to affected communities ...
    • Human aspects of scheduling : a case study 

      Boasson, Yishai, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This work presents a look at real-life production-floor scheduling, comparing and contrasting it to both normative OR theory and Cognitive Psychology theory. Relevant literature in OR, scheduling and psychology is reviewed, ...
    • Humanitarian aid in less secure regions : an analysis of World Food Programme operations in the Somali region of Ethiopia 

      Chander, Vidya; Shear, Lauren (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      The World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations food agency, has recently acquired the difficult task of transporting aid into the Somali region of Ethiopia. The political instability, rebel activity, ethnic tensions, ...
    • The humanitarian relief supply chain : analysis of the 2004 South East Asia earthquake and Tsunami 

      Russell, Timothy Edward (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Humanitarian relief supply chains are not well documented. This thesis describes humanitarian relief supply chains in general and those specifically utilized in the 2004 South East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami relief effort. ...
    • Hybrid & electric vehicle technology and its market feasibility 

      Jeon, Sang Yeob (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      In this thesis, Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) technology and their sales forecasts are discussed. First, the current limitations and the future potential ...
    • Hybrid lattice and decision analysis of real options : application to a supply chain strategy 

      Quispez-Asin, Nestor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      In many real world systems, two types of uncertainties exist: those that evolve in small, continuous increments and those that may create large, discrete changes in the system. The field of engineering real options posits ...
    • Hybrid Make-to-Stock, Make-to-Order (MTS-MTO) production optimization and predictive manufacturing plan 

      Thoma, Andrew Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      The rapid growth of the Print on Demand (POD) business has necessitated a capacity expansion plan that spans the next five years. After analyzing sales data it was determined that more titles are selling in larger quantities. ...
    • Hydrodynamic analysis of the offshore floating nuclear power plant 

      Strother, Matthew Brian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Hydrodynamic analysis of two models of the Offshore Floating Nuclear Plant [91 was conducted. The OFNP-300 and the OFNP-1100 were both exposed to computer simulated sea states in the computer program OrcaFlex: first to ...
    • Hydrogen : what fuel cell vehicles and advanced nuclear reactors have in common 

      Demirdöven, Nurettin, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This thesis reports on two technology and policy issues directly related to hydrogen economy. The first issue concentrates on the end-use application of hydrogen as a transportation fuel, and deals with the following ...