Strategic alliances are extensively employed in the automotive, electronics, computer telecommunications, airlines and hi-technology network-oriented industries. The airline industry has become one of the most competitive industries lately. Considerable works have been dedicated to studying airline alliances. Having said that, existing studies
In this study, numerous statistical models like multiple discriminant analysis, ordinal logit and probit regression analysis, cluster analysis, neural network analysis, and decision tree were used to predict the credit ratings of US financial corporations. It was discovered that principal components analysis
From the manufacturing strategy point of view, manufacturing strategy must be in-line with business strategy, and manufacturing can potentially play a major role in developing a firm’s competitive advantage, like cost, quality, delivery, and flexibility. But, below 2 questions: 1. how business
The after market is of great importance of a company’s competitiveness and an increasing part of its revenues can be derived from it. Remanufacturing, in focus of this thesis, is a great business opportunity and the European market has an enormous growth potential.
Innovation is increasingly recognized as a major driver for organizational performance. Whereas most established firms are proficient in enhancing their stream of rents on the current competences, they somehow seem to struggle when it comes to the exploration of radically new opportunities.
The service central warehouse at Vanderlande holds a number of spare parts on stock to fill customer orders for spare parts. In this research the supply chain of spare parts at Vanderlande is analyzed and subsequently an inventory model for the service central warehouse is developed that optimizes the percentage of customer orders that is completely filled within a given timeframe
The purpose of the thesis was to analyze whether specific organizational changes could be interpreted as an application of lean principles. Furthermore the aim was to study what the potential effects of such changes could be in terms of productivity. The study
The purpose and main problem of this thesis is to describe the supply chain, in a system with great distances between production and sales units, and explain how to solve logistics problems and increase sales by focusing on the customers’ needs. Customers
Alcoholics Anonymous encourages its members, people who have difficulties to control their alcohol consumption, to refrain from drinking on the basis of one day at the time. Meanwhile, we know that one more or one less drink will not determine whether a
The scope of this thesis is modelling and solving large-scale planning problems in the supply chain within the forest industry. Five research papers are included, the first three of which focus on the modelling, and the last two on the solution methods.