Now showing items 1312-1331 of 2003

    • Opportunities for technological and economic development policy in Brazil 

      Dalquist, Stephanie K. (Stephanie Kay), 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Brazil's transformation from an agriculturally-based colonial economy to an industrial republic spans seven decades - from the 1930s to the present - with three rapid growth phases which were each followed by economic and ...
    • Optimal capital structure of deep sea foreign freight transportation companies 

      Georgiadis, Vasilis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This thesis aims to understand the optimal leverage range for shipping companies (maritime foreign freight transportation companies - SIC 4412), through data analysis. This study confirms that in a traditional industry ...
    • Optimal location of cross-docking centers for a distribution network in Argentina 

      Dobrusky, Fernando G. (Fernando Gabriel), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      The objective of this thesis is to define an optimal distribution network for Argentina using Cross Docking Centers. The products to be delivered are in a Central Warehouse in Buenos Aires, the main city and port of ...
    • Optimal Multi-Temperature delivery frequency for small format stores 

      Barooah, Mayurpankhi; Shin, Seung Hwan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
      Retailers are exploring more efficient ways to deliver to small format stores that demand frequent and small volume deliveries from Distribution Centers. The need to deliver products at different temperatures, viz. Ambient, ...
    • The optimal reverse logistics network for consumer batteries in North America 

      Rahman, Asgar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      The recycling of household consumer batteries is gaining legislative support throughout North America. The intent of this thesis document is to provide a broad overview of the current North American reverse logistics network ...
    • Optimal Selection of Sample Weeks for Approximating the Net Load in Generation Planning Problems 

      De Sisternes Jimenez, Fernando; Webster, Mort D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2013-01)
      The increasing presence of variable energy resources (VER) in power systems –most notably wind and solar power– demands tools capable of evaluating the flexibility needs to compensate for the resulting variability in the ...
    • 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 Long-Term Service Agreements for gas-fired units in the context of increasing penetration of intermittent generation 

      Leung, Tommy; Sanchez-Gonzalez, Miguel; Rodilla, Pablo; Batlle Lopez, Carlos (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-06)
      As power systems increasingly rely on gas-fired power plants (GFPP), and as thermal cycling requirements increase due to larger penetrations of intermittent generation, the long-term service agreements (LTSAs) that define ...
    • 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 ...