Now showing items 1060-1079 of 2000

    • Job satisfaction analysis at an R&D center in the Mexican automotive industry 

      Garcia Jaime Rojas, Diego Tomás (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Over the recent years, the automotive industry in Mexico has grown significantly. Technical tasks are becoming more complex which is driving engineers to specialize further in their field of work. They are turning into the ...
    • The Johnson and Johnson journey deploying SmartOps for multi-echelon inventory optimization 

      Hayden, Arnita (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Multi-echelon inventory technology enables firms to significantly reduce inventory costs. It gives managers the ability to make tradeoffs based on information from the entire supply chain, which results in a more powerful ...
    • A joint inventory and sourcing strategy to balance efficiency versus risk 

      Huang, Wan-Yu, M.Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Liu, Jierui (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This research sought to identify the right strategy to mitigate the supply chain risk while maintaining supply chain efficiency for a company in the medical device industry. The company in our case was exposed to great ...
    • A Joint Planning, Management and Operations Framework for Airport Infrastructure 

      Jacquillat, Alexandre; Sakhrani, Vivek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-03)
      Many airports around the world are actively considering development or expansion projects. Such projects can spur tremendous benefits but are investment-intensive and span several decades from conception to completion. We ...
    • Key challenges to model-based design : distinguishing model confidence from model validation 

      Flanagan, Genevieve (Genevieve Elise Cregar) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Model-based design is becoming more prevalent in industry due to increasing complexities in technology while schedules shorten and budgets tighten. Model-based design is a means to substantiate good design under these ...
    • Key performance indicators in humanitarian logistics 

      Davidson, Anne Leslie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Non-profit humanitarian relief organizations have typically been unable to measure the performance of their supply chains due to an inability to centrally capture data from operations. With the recent development and ...
    • Knowledge Diversity in the Emerging Global Bio-Nano Sector 

      Maine, Elicia; Bliemel, Martin; Murira, Armstrong; Utterback, James M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2012-04)
      As scientists are able to understand and manipulate ever smaller scales of matter, research in the fields of biotechnology and nanotechnology has converged to enable such radical innovations as lab-on-a-chip devices, ...
    • Knowledge integration for problem solving in the development of complex aerospace systems 

      Haddad, Marc George (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      The development of complex products requires widespread knowledge interactions among a significant number of individuals and teams designing numerous interrelated components. Increasing product complexity typically leads ...
    • Knowledge production at the global frontier : the case of China 

      Fensterheim, Devin Robert (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      China is increasingly seen as a participant in the global knowledge economy, with recent studies have highlighted the rising number of scientists and engineers educated in Chinese institutions of higher education, and the ...
    • A knowledge services roadmay for online learning 

      Rajagopal, Anand, 1979- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      In today's society, there is a need for organizations to have a robust knowledge infrastructure in place, so that they can create or acquire knowledge; store knowledge; disseminate knowledge, and protect and manage their ...
    • The ladder divide : a look into leadership from both the individual contributor and manager perspective 

      Louis, Jaime Santiago V (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      There is a common misconception that equates management to leadership. There is also a common school of thought that believes in order to lead one has to traverse the corporate ladder from individual contributor to the ...
    • Large Scale Infrastructure Systems 

      Moavenzadeh, Fred (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
      Highways, bridges, office buildings, houses, etc. are typical large-scale infrastructure systems of physical facilities that must be planned, designed, built, operated, and maintained. In addition to physical requirements, ...
    • Large-scale consensus clustering and data ownership considerations for medical applications 

      Ezeozue, Chidube Donald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      An intersection of events has led to a massive increase in the amount of medical data being collected from patients inside and outside the hospital. These events include the development of new sensors, the continuous ...
    • Lateral stakeholder alignment in the Global Water Partnership 

      Parrot, Katherine W (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This research evaluates stakeholder alignment in a global multi-stakeholder organization called the Global Water Partnership (GWP). The GWP represents a new breed of organization, a Global Multi-Stakeholder Network ...
    • Leader's attributes and how these affect the happiness in the workplace 

      Musa, Miguel Á. (Miguel Ángel) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      The purpose of this thesis work is to explore what specific aspects or attributes of a leader (in a broad definition) contribute positively (or negatively) to the happiness of workers. In order to do so, happiness at work ...
    • Lean Aerospace Engineering 

      Murman, Earll M. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2008-01)
      A framework for Lean Engineering is presented, based upon observational findings from a decade of research in the aerospace domain, published works on Toyota and Southwest Airlines, and practitioner input. The framework ...
    • Lean concepts in customer care : adding value and reducing waste with proactive order status messaging 

      Gill, Kaine C (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Information technology (IT), operational efficiency, and a strong relationship with customers are three critical components to Dell's success over the last twenty four years. Information technology throughout Dell's history ...
    • Lean effectiveness model for products and services : servicing existing systems in aerospace and technology 

      Srivastava, Tina Prabha (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Enterprises undergo transformation for more efficient and effective performance and growth. The Lean Enterprise Self Assessment Tool (LESAT) is a product of the Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) and the Massachusetts ...
    • Lean enterprise self-assessment as a leading indicator for accelerating transformation in the aerospace industry 

      Hallam, Cory R. A (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      The research contained in this thesis explores leading indicators of lean enterprise transformation in the aerospace industry, as part of the greater body of work associated with MIT's Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI). ...
    • Lean Enterprises – A Systems Perspective 

      Nightingale, Deborah J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
      Becoming a “Lean Enterprise” is increasingly being recognized as an important strategy in achieving critical strategic goals such as responsiveness, cycle time and cost across all phases of the product life cycle. The ...