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    • Creating high performance enterprises 

      Stanke, Alexis K. (Alexis Kristen), 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      How do enterprises successfully conceive, design, deliver, and operate large-scale, engineered systems? These large-scale projects often involve high complexity, significant technical challenges, a large number of diverse ...
    • Creating markets for wind electricity in China : case studies in energy policy and regulation 

      Davidson, Michael R. (Michael Roy) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      China's rapid economic growth -- largely industrial, energy-intensive, and reliant on coal -- has generated environmental, public health, and governance challenges. While China now leads the world in renewable energy ...
    • Creating transportation policy in a network that utilizes both contract carriers and an internally managed fleet 

      Mulqueen, Michael Jay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      A convergence of factors including a strong economy, changing demographics and increased regulatory control has resulted in a U.S. For-Hire Truckload (TL) industry that is increasingly pressed to meet shippers' needs for ...
    • Creating value from uncertainty : a study of ocean transportation contracting 

      Pálsson, Sigurjón (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      How can financial tools like real options and hedging mitigate and create value from uncertainty in transportation? This paper describes these concepts and identifies research on them that has relevance to transportation. ...
    • Creative thinking in engineering education : lessons from students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

      Rush, Monica R (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Engineers have deemed creative thinking a necessary skill in their line of work, and ABET, the accreditation board for engineering schools, can evaluate a program based on how it attempts to teach it in its courses. And ...
    • Crop water stress under climate change uncertainty : global policy and regional risk 

      Gueneau, Arthur (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Fourty percent of all crops grown in the world today are grown using irrigation, and shifting precipitation patterns due to climate change are viewed as a major threat to food security. This thesis examines, in the framework ...
    • Cross-border barriers to the development of HSR projects : analysis of the Singapore- Kuala Lumpur high speed rail link/ 

      Mori, Iori (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      It is widely recognized that the benefits of High Speed Rail (HSR) such as a driving force of the economy, helps us to reshape the activities of people and business. These benefits were brought to light for its reliability, ...
    • Cross-channel predictive analytics for retail distribution decisions 

      Coles, James B (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Distribution demand forecasting at Zara currently considers historical sales of products modified by expert knowledge inputs in an algorithm developed to calculate the shipment required to meet demand for the next sales ...
    • Cross-country study on the promotion of new pharmaceutical products 

      Kundu, Jayeeta (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Detailers are one of the most powerful components of pharmaceutical marketing. Drug manufactures spend a lion's share of their marketing budgets on their detailers, and with direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing coming under ...
    • A cross-industry analysis and framework of aftermarket products and services 

      Englezos, Petros (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis looks at how supply chains of Aftermarket Products and Services are structured. The study includes an overall examination of the Aftermarket Function, as well as an overview and examination of Aftermarket Supply ...
    • Cross-user subsidy in residential broadband service 

      Min, Jungwon, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      The rapid growth of Internet traffic has made Internet Service Providers (ISP) struggle to upgrade network capacity and to maintain service quality. The increase in the broadband usage impacts the cost of an ISP through ...
    • CrowdConcept : assessing the crowd's creative capacity 

      Mekler, Jeffrey S (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Crowdsourcing creative work - the process of outsourcing a creative task to a large online community or crowd - has grown in popularity over the last decade and is now considered a serious design strategy. However, there ...
    • Crushed rock thermal energy storage & nuclear technology : option space & economic impacts 

      McLauchlan, Nathaniel Ross (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      Increasing amounts of intermittent renewables have led to zero and negative priced electricity at times of peak wind and solar production. The volatility added to the grid by renewables and low prices at peak production ...
    • A Cubic Framework for the Chief Data Officer: Succeeding in a World of Big Data 

      Lee, Yang; Madnick, Stuart E.; Wang, Richard Y.; Wang, Forea; Zhang, Hongyun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division, 2014-11)
      A new breed of executive, the chief data officer (CDO), is emerging as a key leader in the organization. We provide a three-dimensional cubic framework that describes the role of the CDO. The three dimensions are: (1) ...
    • The curious case of urban heat island : a systems analysis 

      Yang, Joseph H. (Joseph Hansuk) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      This thesis provides insights into the urban heat island (UHI) effect using a model of the urban microclimate that integrates the urban geometry, anthropogenic heat emission and the rural weather condition. The study builds ...
    • Customer focused collaborative demand planning 

      Jha, Ratan (Ratan Mohan) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Many firms worldwide have adopted the process of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process where internal departments within a firm collaborate with each other to generate a demand forecast. In a collaborative demand ...
    • Customer segmentation in the medical devices industry 

      Basu, Probal; Kim, Eun Kyun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis addresses Company X's concerns about its product shipment options. The company ships over 70% of its products to its customers using the primary service provider that ensures that the product is at the customer ...
    • Customer service driven supply chain segmentation 

      Worawattananon, Prakit (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      The objective of this thesis is to develop a supply chain segmentation model for Company X, which is in the chemical and construction materials industry. The company sells products in an expanding Southeast Asia market. ...
    • Cyber safety : a systems thinking and systems theory approach to managing cyber security risks 

      Salim, Hamid M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      If we are to manage cyber security risks more effectively in today's complex and dynamic Web 2.0 environment, then a new way of thinking is needed to complement traditional approaches. According to Symantec's 2014 Internet ...
    • Cycle time reduction through wafer starts control 

      Wang, Sam, M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Intel's Fab 17, located in Hudson, Massachusetts, has experienced dramatic improvements in its cycle time performance in the last two years. These improvements have been attributed to lean implementation efforts, reduced ...