Now showing items 1259-1278 of 1993

    • Nano-technology: a Disruptive Technology? 

      Utterback, James M.; Acee, Happy J. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
      The term "disruptive technology" as coined by Christensen (1997) refers to a new technology having lower cost and performance measured by traditional criteria, but having higher ancillary performance. Christensen finds ...
    • Naval applications of enhanced temperature, vibration and power monitoring 

      Zachar, Ryan David (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Navy ships require reliable information regarding their power and mechanical systems in order to perform their mission effectively. While today's shipboard systems are quite sophisticated, there are areas for improvement ...
    • Naval ship propulsion and electric power systems selection for optimal fuel consumption 

      Sarris, Emmanouil (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      Although propulsion and electric power systems selection is an important part of naval ship design, respective decisions often have to be made without detailed ship knowledge (resistance, propulsors, etc.). Propulsion and ...
    • NEC FUTURE Preliminary Alternatives Report: Public Comment 

      Sussman, Joseph M.; Archila, Andres F.; Carlson, S. Joel; Pena-Alcaraz, Maite; Soshi, Kawakami; e.a. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2013-06)
      The United States Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is currently in the early stages of a planning process to define a 30-year passenger rail investment plan for the Northeast Corridor ...
    • NEC FUTURE Tier I Scoping Process: Public Comment 

      Sussman, Joseph M.; Archila, Andres F.; Carlson, S. Joel; Pena-Alcaraz, Maite; Stein, Naomi; e.a. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2012-10)
      Utilizing its special expertise, the Regional Transportation Planning and High Speed Rail Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sought to provide input via public comment to the NEC FUTURE Tier ...
    • Needs and Possibilities for Engineering Education: One Industrial/Academic Perspective 

      Magee, Christopher L. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2003-06)
      This paper reports a personal assessment of the readiness of new B.S. level engineering graduates to practice engineering immediately upon graduation. This assessment when reinforced by significant prior work motivates a ...
    • Negotiated collaboration : a study in flexible infrastructure design 

      Sakhrani, Vivek A. (Vivek Ashok) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      This thesis frames design in infrastructure public-private partnerships (P3s) as an exercise in negotiated collaboration. I investigate whether the collaborative design process in P3s can systematically deliver the benefits ...
    • Network design and safety stock placement for a multi-echelon supply chain 

      Gupta, Hitesh (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      With the increasing complexities in supply chains and increasing global trade, integrated supply chain network design is utilized by the firms in order to reduce the overall cost while meeting the customer demand with ...
    • Network governance for the provision of behavioral health services to the US Army 

      Scott, Shane P. (Shane Paul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Under a charter from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the author participated in a study of the military's behavioral health system for the purpose of determining the means and effectiveness of that system for ...
    • Network methods for inventory management in capacity constrained retail stores 

      Macmillan, Michael Reed (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Zara leads the fast-fashion industry introducing over 12,000 unique items per year [5], selling in over 2,000 stores and generating rch16091 [British pound symbol]11.6 Bn in yearly sales [8]. Critical to this success, ...
    • A network planning process and inventory strategy for high-mix low-volume markets 

      Smith, Sally A. (Sally Amanda) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      From June to December 2011, the impact of rapid international expansion on the Global Supply Chain organization at Amgen - one of the world's leading human therapeutics companies in the biotechnology industry - was ...
    • Networking technology adoption : system dynamics modeling of fiber-to-the-home 

      Kelic, Andjelka, 1972- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      A system dynamics model is developed and run to study the adoption of fiber-to-the-home as a residential broadband technology. Communities that currently do not have broadband in the United States are modeled. This case ...
    • A New Accident Model for Engineering Safer Systems 

      Leveson, Nancy G. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2002-05)
      New technology is making fundamental changes in the etiology of accidents and is creating a need for changes in the explanatory mechanisms used. We need better and less subjective understanding of why accidents occur and ...
    • New approach to drug product process design : leveraging first principles modeling and cross-product process monitoring to improve process design robustness 

      Srivali, Nahathai (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Abstract The vision of the Operations Technology Group at Amgen is to enable a robust pipeline through focused and efficient operations research studies. Process design is traditionally developed by performing experiments, ...
    • New cost structure approach in green buildings : cost-benefit analysis for widespread acceptance and long-term practice 

      Wang, Zhiyong, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Although the concepts of sustainable building have been widely accepted in the market, there are unavoidable challenges toward widespread acceptance and long-term practice. Crossing green building development, there is ...
    • New financing and business models to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics 

      Kim, Esther S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Many obstacles contribute to the uncertainty and risk associated with early drug development, leading to the "valley of death" in which promising drug candidates experience difficulties in reaching the market. These ...
    • A New Framework to Assess Regional and Urban Impacts of Transport Infrastructure: The Case of High-Speed Rail in Portugal 

      Chen, Guineng; Shen, Yu; Martinez, Luis Miguel; de Abreu e Silva, Joao (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2012-03)
      This paper presents a comprehensive framework for modeling the impacts of large-scale transport infrastructure which have the potential to fundamentally alter the spatial interaction properties of regions, producing ...
    • New frontiers in diffusion modeling 

      Ranganath, Naveen Chandra (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Over the last fifty years, diffusion researchers have sought to explain why the rate of adoption of an innovation varies over time. Some innovations are adopted quickly as compared to others, which take decades for adoption. ...
    • A new glide path: re-architecting the Flight School XXI Enterprise at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence 

      Enos, James R. (James Robert) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      This thesis utilizes eight Enterprise Architecture views to analyze the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence's Flight School XXI Enterprise and provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of ...
    • A New Model Of Cascades On Random Networks With A Threshold Rule Fundamentals 

      Whitney, Daniel E. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2009-10)
      Percolation or cascades on random networks are typically analyzed using generating functions. This approach requires that the network be assumed infinite and weakly connected. These assumptions are not obeyed by real or ...