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    • 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 ...
    • Lean principle application in an automotive product development process with special emphasis on peer reviews 

      Boren, Michael S. (Michael Stuart) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Global Automotive, a large US based, global manufacturer of automobiles, has made significant gains in manufacturing competitiveness, in part through application of a lean manufacturing approach to high volume assembly. A ...
    • Lean strategies for future body shop development and operation in the automotive industry by Iker Marcaide. 

      Marcaide, Iker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      There are several body shops which are similar by size of workforce, level of utilization and product complexity but which differ considerably by investment required, shop size, uptime, inventory levels and quality ...
    • Lean supply chain in pharmaceutical industry : modeling and simulation of a SAP environment 

      Hou, Billy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      The global pharmaceutical business environment has been rapidly changing and has more competitive. Competition in pharmaceutical industry extended far beyond the traditional battle field, research and development. Bayer ...
    • Lean Transformation in the U.S. Aerospace Industry: Appreciating Interdependent Social and Technical Systems 

      Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2003-08)
      Lean practices and principles build on a half-century of successive initiatives aimed at transforming social and technical systems in organizations. While they are seen as central to the revitalization of the U.S. aerospace ...
    • Lean transformation of a supply chain organization 

      Walsh, Daniel Andres (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      There are two basic schools of thought regarding how to approach a Lean transformation. Either start with introducing Lean tools or start with driving a Lean cultural change. Academic researchers like Steve Spear (Harvard/MIT), ...
    • Lean visual management in an ERP/MES-controlled production cell 

      Kisby, Brian M. (Brian Matthew) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      As a company grows, more and more effort is needed to control and coordinate operations. Typically, this is accomplished through an evolving collection of systems and processes, such as an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) ...
    • Learning and flexibility for water supply infrastructure planning under diverse uncertainties 

      Fletcher, Sarah Marie (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Water supply infrastructure planning faces many uncertainties. Uncertainty in short-term in rainfall and runoff, groundwater storage, and long-term climate change impacts water supply forecasts. Population and economic ...
    • Learning from Organizational Experience 

      Carroll, John Stephen; Rudolph, Jenny W.; Hatakenaka, Sachi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
      Learning-in-action, the cyclical interplay of thinking and doing, is increasingly important for organizations as environments and required capabilities become more complex and interdependent. Organizational learning involves ...
    • Lesson Study and Lesson Sharing: An Appealing Marriage 

      Hird, Mackenzie D.; Larson, Richard Charles; Okubo, Yuko; Uchino, Kanji (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-03)
      Lesson Study and lesson sharing are two educational initiatives that, if merged, have the potential to revolutionize how teachers plan and deliver lessons. Lesson Study is the joint production of lessons by a small team ...
    • Leveraging downstream data in the footwear/apparel industry 

      Axline, Jeffrey Edward; Lebl, Brian Joseph (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Retailers collect information regarding consumer purchases on a transactional basis. This data is not completely being leveraged by manufacturers in the footwear and apparel industry to increase on-shelf availability. ...