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Supplier Network Mapping For Sustainability Dispersion, Frank X. Murphy 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Supplier Network Mapping For Sustainability Dispersion, Frank X. Murphy

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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Feasibility Of Warehouse Drone Adoption And Implementation, Edward Companik, Michael J. Gravier, M. Theodore Farris II 2018 APICS Providence Chapter

Feasibility Of Warehouse Drone Adoption And Implementation, Edward Companik, Michael J. Gravier, M. Theodore Farris Ii

Marketing Department Journal Articles

While aerial delivery drones capture headlines, the pace of adoption of drones in warehouses has shown the greatest acceleration. Warehousing constitutes 30% of the cost of logistics in the US. The rise of e-commerce, greater customer service demands of retail stores, and a shortage of skilled labor have intensified competition for efficient warehouse operations. This takes place during an era of shortening technology life cycles. This paper integrates several theoretical perspectives on technology diffusion and adoption to propose a framework to inform supply chain decision-makers on when to invest in new robotics technology.


Strategic Analysis Of Lifeloop, Llc: Current Positioning And Recommendations For Future Growth, Erin Dabbs 2018 University of Nebraska at Omaha

Strategic Analysis Of Lifeloop, Llc: Current Positioning And Recommendations For Future Growth, Erin Dabbs

Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects

LifeLoop is a senior living software company that has the potential to gain market share in a new and growing industry. By making changes to current processes, business level strategy, and corporate level strategy, the company can grow organically, faster. LifeLoop must make these strategic changes to areas of marketing and sales processes now as the industry is changing life cycle stages; the company’s movement in this window of opportunity is critical to their future success. These findings outline where LifeLoop is currently positioned and the first steps needed to grow and develop into a reputation of excellence that ...


Business Plan: Consulting Firm Focused On Manufacturing Digitalization, Edward Mulford 2018 Western Michigan University

Business Plan: Consulting Firm Focused On Manufacturing Digitalization, Edward Mulford

Honors Theses

The goal of this paper outlines a business framework for the development of a digitization consulting firm focused on the manufacturing sector. The firm’s goal is to help organizations in Michigan leverage technology to keep their business vibrant and workers skilled. The primary services for the firm will be related to the implementation of products and services within Industry 4.0, the cyber-physical smart factory industrial revolution. The beginning of the paper explains the ecosystem surrounding digitalization as well as the nine technologies (ex: big data, simulation, additive manufacturing) driving the innovation. The framework for this business plan uses ...


Strategic Implications Of Blockchain, William R. Adams 2018 BYU, Marriott School of Business

Strategic Implications Of Blockchain, William R. Adams

Marriott Student Review

This thesis introduces blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and discusses how best to conceptualize it relative to other technologies. Following an explanation of the fundamentals of blockchain, also known as the distributed ledger, I identify the characteristics of the technology. Building upon blockchain’s inherent strengths and limitations, I explore potential business applications of blockchain. Finally, I recommend that leaders continue to track the development and adoption of blockchain technology, even if they decide that implementing it does not align with their organization’s strategy at present.


Decreasing Food Waste Deposited Into Landfills, Michelle Park, Paramanand Deginal, Michael Mandac, Andrew Hughes, Edward Chiyaka, Quaid Kloha 2018 Kent State University

Decreasing Food Waste Deposited Into Landfills, Michelle Park, Paramanand Deginal, Michael Mandac, Andrew Hughes, Edward Chiyaka, Quaid Kloha

Undergraduate Research Symposium

One third of food produced for human consumption is wasted each year. This project discusses how energy can be extracted from that waste and lays out a business plan leading to improved food waste management. As the global economy grows, landfills also continue to grow, accumulating mass, traveling and expanding to more land. This is a dilemma as many resources are finite, and space is limited. Accrued waste also has the negative effect of releasing harmful greenhouse gases and increasing global warming. In 2014, food alone made up 14.9% of generated landfill waste in the United States. Companies, institutions ...


Supply Chain Network Robustness Against Disruptions: Topological Analysis, Measurement, And Optimization, Kang Zhao, Kevin P. Scheibe, Jennifer Blackhurst, Akhil Kumar 2018 University of Iowa

Supply Chain Network Robustness Against Disruptions: Topological Analysis, Measurement, And Optimization, Kang Zhao, Kevin P. Scheibe, Jennifer Blackhurst, Akhil Kumar

Supply Chain and Information Systems Publications

This paper focuses on understanding the robustness of a supply network in the face of a disruption. We propose a decision support system for analyzing the robustness of supply chain networks against disruptions using topological analysis, performance measurement relevant to a supply chain context and an optimization for increasing supply network performance. The topology of a supply chain network has considerable implications for its robustness in the presence of disruptions. The system allows decision makers to evaluate topologies of their supply chain networks in a variety of disruption scenarios, thereby proactively managing the supply chain network to understand vulnerabilities of ...


Impact Of Leadership Styles On Employee Job Satisfaction And Organizational Commitment – A Study In The Construction Sector In India, Akhila Nidadhavolu 2018 Western Kentucky University

Impact Of Leadership Styles On Employee Job Satisfaction And Organizational Commitment – A Study In The Construction Sector In India, Akhila Nidadhavolu

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Leadership plays a vital role in any industry. Therefore, a positive relationship between the management and the employees is very crucial for any organization to get better turnover and recognition. The current study discusses the leadership styles used in the Construction Industry in India. The development of construction industry in India requires suitable leadership approaches of the management. In the condition of such requirement, this research paper has three-fold objectives: first, to study the leadership styles used by the higher-management levels of Indian construction companies, and second, to examine the impact of leadership styles on job satisfaction, and third, to ...


Dynamic Inventory Pooling Policies To Deliver Differentiated Service, Yuanguang ZHONG, Zhichao ZHENG, Mabel C. CHOU, Chung-Piaw TEO 2018 South China University of Technology

Dynamic Inventory Pooling Policies To Deliver Differentiated Service, Yuanguang Zhong, Zhichao Zheng, Mabel C. Chou, Chung-Piaw Teo

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

Resource pooling strategies have been widely used in industry to match supply with demand. However, effective implementation of these strategies can be challenging. Firms need to integrate the heterogeneous service level requirements of different customers into the pooling model and allocate the resources (inventory or capacity) appropriately in the most effective manner. The traditional analysis of inventory pooling, for instance, considers the performance metric in a centralized system and does not address the associated issue of inventory allocation. Using Blackwell’s Approachability Theorem, we derive a set of necessary and sufficient conditions to relate the fill rate requirement of each ...


Shop Around: An Experiment On Air Force Vehicle Parts Procurement, Melvin K. Boothe 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

Shop Around: An Experiment On Air Force Vehicle Parts Procurement, Melvin K. Boothe

Theses and Dissertations

Current procurement processes for vehicle parts vary substantially across the Air Force. Many of these parts are "commercial off-the-shelf" items that are procured through local vendors via a government purchase card. Understanding what guidance dictates various purchasing processes and how that guidance affects the behavior of purchasers is unknown. A mixed method approach of semi-structured interviews of purchasers at multiple bases and an experimental survey testing different sets of guidance are used to understand the effects of guidance, as well as produce recommendations for action and future research for leaders at the local and headquarters levels.


Not All Tons Are Created Equal; Analyzing Aerial Port Capability To Define The Working Ton, Casey L. Owens 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

Not All Tons Are Created Equal; Analyzing Aerial Port Capability To Define The Working Ton, Casey L. Owens

Theses and Dissertations

United States Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) along with Air Mobility Command (AMC) provide airlift assets that accomplish thousands of missions around the world every week for cargo distribution. The current unit of measure is a short ton, which is the primary metric used in decision making. However, the short ton measurement does not adequately predict the amount of work necessary to properly prepare different cargo types for airlift. Utilizing the short ton metric leads to inadequate forecasting times for cargo preparation and aircraft loading, which leads to delayed missions. The root of the problem is that the metric used does not ...


Flightline Heroics And The Façade Of A Healthy Common Support Equipment Fleet, Benjamin D. Bobic 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

Flightline Heroics And The Façade Of A Healthy Common Support Equipment Fleet, Benjamin D. Bobic

Theses and Dissertations

Access to serviceable support equipment enables aircraft maintenance crews the ability to efficiently keep assigned aircraft safe and mission capable. Current Air Force policy does not require formal management and enterprise fleet health reporting of serialized support equipment. As such, articulating funding requirements to replace equipment has been a challenge for equipment managers. To better articulate support equipment requirements, equipment managers need quantifiable support equipment data. A previous study examined the relationship between aircraft availability and support equipment availability. While finding no significant correlation, the author identifies the practices of "Frankensteining" and "Beg-Borrow-Steal" as possible reasons for the absence of ...


C-130j Inventory Control Point Location Determination, Joshua P. Casey 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

C-130j Inventory Control Point Location Determination, Joshua P. Casey

Theses and Dissertations

Since the first C-130J delivery in 1999, Lockheed Martin has managed the USAF’s C-130J “peculiar” parts inventory at Keesler AFB. Now with 193 aircraft assigned to 17 operating locations across the globe, effective supply chain management and recognized cost savings are essential components to mission success and fleet longevity. Previous research within the area of location analysis has shown that minimizing the average weighted distance of shipping products can assist in cost reduction efforts. Due to this, the goal of this study is to determine if alternative CONUS C-130J locations can be utilized as the Inventory Control Point to ...


Resilient Aircraft Maintenance Constructs: Enhancing Repair Network Designs To Effectively Manage Risks And Supply Chain Interruptions, Thomas S. Bihansky 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

Resilient Aircraft Maintenance Constructs: Enhancing Repair Network Designs To Effectively Manage Risks And Supply Chain Interruptions, Thomas S. Bihansky

Theses and Dissertations

This research aims to extend the understanding of supply chain resiliency by utilizing a simulation model of a U.S. Air Force aircraft engine repair network to evaluate the degree of resiliency built into the system. The study compares the recovery time of the disrupted current system to that of a fully-integrated repair network; the objective being the quantification of resiliency in the current networks design and gauging the effectiveness of various strategies in reducing recovery time. This contributes to current literature by bridging the explicit gap on how to quantify, measure, and compare resilient supply chain strategies and also ...


Critical Issues In The Air Force Medical Equipment Procurement Process, Samuel H. Pang 2018 Air Force Institute of Technology

Critical Issues In The Air Force Medical Equipment Procurement Process, Samuel H. Pang

Theses and Dissertations

The Air Force medical logistics community relies on multiple contracting offices to acquire medical equipment for the Air Force Medical Service. The perception is that burdensome regulations contribute to the challenges faced in the procurement process. This research takes a broader examination to understand the factors leading to long lead times and delayed procurements. Process mapping and interviews with the key stakeholders supporting medical equipment procurement determined that the critical issues were a lack of centralized medical equipment contracting authority, insufficient market research and inconsistent local knowledge on contracting processes. This research provides future recommendations for the Air Force Medical ...


Efficiency Driver In Nigerian Airports: A Bootstrap Dea–Censored Quantile Regression Approach, Obioma Reuben Nwaogbe, Peter Wanke, Innocent Chukwuka Ogwude, Carlos Pestana Barros, Abul Kalam Azad 2018 Department of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

Efficiency Driver In Nigerian Airports: A Bootstrap Dea–Censored Quantile Regression Approach, Obioma Reuben Nwaogbe, Peter Wanke, Innocent Chukwuka Ogwude, Carlos Pestana Barros, Abul Kalam Azad

Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering

This paper reports on the use of a novel two-stage approach for assessing the efficiency of 30 major Nigerian airports from 2003 to 2013 based on bootstrapped data envelopment analysis (DEA) and censored quantile regression. In the first stage, bootstrapped efficiency estimates are computed. They enable bias correction and testing for significant differences in efficiency levels among airports. Subsequently, bootstrapped DEA results are combined with censored quantile regression to assess the impact of contextual variables—related to the airports’ ownership, location, and network connectivity—on different efficiency percentiles. The results reveal that the intensity of significant impacts regarding airports’ contextual ...


Commercial Space Transportation: A Simulation And Analysis Of Operations Impacts On The United States National Airspace System And Airline Stakeholders, Janet K. Tinoco, Rodrigo Firmo, Chunyan Yu, Mohammad Moallemi, Carlos Castro, Todd Waller 2018 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Commercial Space Transportation: A Simulation And Analysis Of Operations Impacts On The United States National Airspace System And Airline Stakeholders, Janet K. Tinoco, Rodrigo Firmo, Chunyan Yu, Mohammad Moallemi, Carlos Castro, Todd Waller

Publications

Agenda:

  • Background on space launch activity
  • Research problem and objective
  • Methodology
  • Results
  • Implications
  • Future research


Isscm Newsletter, Vol. 24, March 16, 2018, Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University 2018 Wright State University

Isscm Newsletter, Vol. 24, March 16, 2018, Raj Soin College Of Business, Wright State University

ISSCM Newsletters

A fourteen page newsletter from the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University.


Getting What You Want: A Compelling, Reusable, One-Page Message., Martin A. Draper, Betsy B. Draper 2018 Kansas State University

Getting What You Want: A Compelling, Reusable, One-Page Message., Martin A. Draper, Betsy B. Draper

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Using examples from planning and evaluation, government and business models, presenters will share tactics and strategies for simple, concise communications on important issues. Participants will practice by developing a one-page position paper, briefing paper or decision memo.


Constrained Dual Representation Of Coherent Risk Measures, Marcus ANG, Jie SUN, Qiang YAO 2018 Singapore Management University

Constrained Dual Representation Of Coherent Risk Measures, Marcus Ang, Jie Sun, Qiang Yao

Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business

A classical result in risk measure theory states that every coherent risk measure has a dual representation as the supremum of certain expected value over a risk envelope. We study this topic in more detail. The related issues include: (1) Set operations of risk envelopes and how they change the risk measures, (2) The structure of risk envelopes of popular risk measures, (3) Aversity of risk measures and its impact to risk envelopes, and (4) A connection between risk measures in stochastic optimization and uncertainty sets in robust optimization.


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