• 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 ...
  • Staging approaches to reduce overall cost in a crossdock environment 

    Sandal, Sumit (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2005)
    Crossdocking operations seek to move materials from inbound locations to outbound locations as quickly as possible. In some cases this can be achieved without intermediate product staging. However, in an environment with ...