• Assessing the quality of care in nursing homes through Bayesian belief networks 

    Goodson, Justin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    The need to properly assess, and thus, improve the quality of care in nursing homes is a growing concern. This research proposes Bayesian belief networks (BBNs) as a modeling tool to perform such assessments. Variables ...
  • Design of distribution channel: direct sale vs. mixed sale 

    Kim, Yeonjung, 1975- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    The design of the distribution channel is one of main decisions for manufacturers and should be determined in the early stage of the production. In this paper, two types of channel distributions are suggested for single ...
  • Disaggregate forecasting models: application to Ameren UE's transformer usage 

    Roman, Matthew (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    Maintaining appropriate inventory levels is essential when attempting to maximize potential revenue and customer satisfaction. Within the utilities industry the significance of customer satisfaction is of utmost importance ...
  • Extension of EOQ model with emergency orders and explicit energy cost considerations 

    Bono, Kara (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Given the rising cost of energy, this research studies the effect of energy cost on logistics decisions by analyzing the effect on inventory ordering policies for production systems with constant production rates but small, ...
  • Hub arc selection for less-than-truckload consolidation 

    Carr, Sean Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2008)
    For more than twenty years, shipment consolidation has been utilized as a method to significantly decrease the cost of transporting goods, people, and information. Due to ever-increasing fuel costs and customer expectations, ...
  • Period traveling salesman with customer stratification 

    Lim, Huay Huay, 1976- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2006)
    The Period Traveling Salesman Problem (PTSP) has been a popular subject in the area of Traveling Salesman Problem (TSP) with the objective to minimize traveling cost over the entire M-day planning period. Most of the ...
  • A practical approach to the cyclic multi-bin joint replenishment problem 

    Canlas, Michael T. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    Inventory management practices of supplied parts in manufacturing facilities is a performance critical topic that is often underestimated in importance. Commonly, supplied parts in manufacturing are ordered and inventoried ...
  • Shipment consolidation and distribution models in the international supply chain 

    Deng, Na (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    With the increasing competition in global trade, buying and transporting items effectively in the international network are critical and challenging problems for many companies. The objective of this study is to design a ...
  • Winter road maintenance resource allocation models 

    Yu, Zhongwei (Industrial engineer) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Winter snow storms could cause serious disruptions to traffic and transportation. Because resources for winter road maintenance, such as snow removal trucks, are limited, using them properly would improve the efficiency ...