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12.990 Prediction and Predictability in the Atmosphere and Oceans (MIT) 12.990 Prediction and Predictability in the Atmosphere and Oceans (MIT)

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Forecasting is the ultimate form of model validation. But even if a perfect model is in hand, imperfect forecasts are likely. This course will cover the factors that limit our ability to produce good forecasts, will show how the quality of forecasts can be gauged a priori (predicting our ability to predict!), and will cover the state of the art in operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems. Forecasting is the ultimate form of model validation. But even if a perfect model is in hand, imperfect forecasts are likely. This course will cover the factors that limit our ability to produce good forecasts, will show how the quality of forecasts can be gauged a priori (predicting our ability to predict!), and will cover the state of the art in operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems.

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Forecasting | Forecasting | model validation | model validation | prediction quality | prediction quality | operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems | operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems | limiting factors | limiting factors | prediction | prediction | operational atmosphere forecasting systems | operational atmosphere forecasting systems | ocean forecasting systems | ocean forecasting systems | chaos | chaos | probabilistic forecasting | probabilistic forecasting | data assimilation | data assimilation | adaptive observations | adaptive observations | model error | model error | attractors | attractors | dimensions | dimensions | sensitive dependence | sensitive dependence | initial conditions | initial conditions

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12.990 Prediction and Predictability in the Atmosphere and Oceans (MIT)

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Forecasting is the ultimate form of model validation. But even if a perfect model is in hand, imperfect forecasts are likely. This course will cover the factors that limit our ability to produce good forecasts, will show how the quality of forecasts can be gauged a priori (predicting our ability to predict!), and will cover the state of the art in operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems.

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Forecasting | model validation | prediction quality | operational atmosphere and ocean forecasting systems | limiting factors | prediction | operational atmosphere forecasting systems | ocean forecasting systems | chaos | probabilistic forecasting | data assimilation | adaptive observations | model error | attractors | dimensions | sensitive dependence | initial conditions

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15.761 Operations Management (MIT) 15.761 Operations Management (MIT)

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This course will introduce concepts and techniques for design, planning and control of manufacturing and service operations. The course provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions. We present the material in five modules: Operations Analysis Coordination and Planning Quality Management Project Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management This course will introduce concepts and techniques for design, planning and control of manufacturing and service operations. The course provides basic definitions of operations management terms, tools and techniques for analyzing operations, and strategic context for making operational decisions. We present the material in five modules: Operations Analysis Coordination and Planning Quality Management Project Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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manufacturing | manufacturing | service | service | analyzing operations | analyzing operations | operational decisions | operational decisions | operations analysis | operations analysis | quality management | quality management | project management | project management | logistics | logistics | supply chain management | supply chain management | job shop operations | job shop operations | process matching | process matching | queuing | queuing | forecasting | forecasting | queueing | queueing | analysis | analysis | analyzing | analyzing | operations | operations | coordination | coordination | planning | planning | quality | quality | project | project | management | management | supply chain | supply chain | job shop | job shop | decisions | decisions | decision making | decision making | operational | operational | design | design | control | control | materials | materials | production | production | scheduling | scheduling | reengineering | reengineering | capacity | capacity | facilities | facilities | strategy | strategy | process | process | processes | processes | matching | matching | inventory | inventory | vendor | vendor | customer | customer

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15.387 Entrepreneurial Sales (MIT) 15.387 Entrepreneurial Sales (MIT)

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This course outlines the practical and tactical ins and outs of how to sell technical products to a sophisticated marketplace. How to build and manage a sales force; building compensation systems for a sales force, assigning territories, resolving disputes, and dealing with channel conflicts. Focus on selling to customers, whether through a direct salesforce, a channel salesforce, or building an OEM relationship. This course outlines the practical and tactical ins and outs of how to sell technical products to a sophisticated marketplace. How to build and manage a sales force; building compensation systems for a sales force, assigning territories, resolving disputes, and dealing with channel conflicts. Focus on selling to customers, whether through a direct salesforce, a channel salesforce, or building an OEM relationship.

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entrepreneurship | entrepreneurship | sales | sales | marketing | marketing | startup | startup | toolkit | toolkit | ability to sell | ability to sell | salesforce | salesforce | elevator pitch | elevator pitch | closing | closing | sales call | sales call | product knowledge | product knowledge | sales prospecting | sales prospecting | quotas | quotas | compensation | compensation | team selling | team selling | training | training | forecasting | forecasting | regional sales manager | regional sales manager | merger problems | merger problems | inside sales organization | inside sales organization | subsidiary | subsidiary | reorganization | reorganization | OEM | OEM | sales model | sales model | freemium business models | freemium business models | social media | social media | customer relationship management software | customer relationship management software | marketing automation software | marketing automation software

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ESD.260J Logistics Systems (MIT) ESD.260J Logistics Systems (MIT)

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This course is a survey of analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. There is a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The following topics are covered: demand forecasting tools, inventory control algorithms, transportation operations and management, vehicle routing, scheduling, fleet dispatching algorithms and approaches, optimization of transportation carrier operations, supp This course is a survey of analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. There is a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The following topics are covered: demand forecasting tools, inventory control algorithms, transportation operations and management, vehicle routing, scheduling, fleet dispatching algorithms and approaches, optimization of transportation carrier operations, supp

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Logistics systems | Logistics systems | Supply chain management | Supply chain management | Demand planning | Demand planning | Procurement | Procurement | Inventory | Inventory | Transportation planning | Transportation planning | Reverse logistics | Reverse logistics | Flexible contracting | Flexible contracting | Postponement | Postponement | Portfolio management | Portfolio management | Dual sourcing | Dual sourcing | demand forecasting tools | demand forecasting tools | inventory control algorithms | inventory control algorithms | transportation operations | transportation operations | vehicle routing | vehicle routing | scheduling | scheduling | fleet dispatching algorithms | fleet dispatching algorithms | optimization | optimization | transportation carrier operations | transportation carrier operations | supply chain network design | supply chain network design | procurement | procurement | sourcing | sourcing | auctions | auctions | supply contracts | supply contracts | collaboration | collaboration | supply chain uncertainty | supply chain uncertainty | ESD.260 | ESD.260 | 1.260 | 1.260 | 15.770 | 15.770

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2.853 Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models (MIT) 2.853 Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models (MIT)

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Provides ways to conceptualize and analyze manufacturing systems and supply chains in terms of material flow, information flow, capacities, and flow times. Fundamental building blocks: inventory and queuing models, forecasting and uncertainty, optimization, process analysis, linear systems and system dynamics. Factory planning: flow planning, bottleneck characterization, buffer and batch-size tactics, seasonal planning, dynamics and learning for various process flow topologies and for various market contexts.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free  Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.Microsoft® is a registered trademark Provides ways to conceptualize and analyze manufacturing systems and supply chains in terms of material flow, information flow, capacities, and flow times. Fundamental building blocks: inventory and queuing models, forecasting and uncertainty, optimization, process analysis, linear systems and system dynamics. Factory planning: flow planning, bottleneck characterization, buffer and batch-size tactics, seasonal planning, dynamics and learning for various process flow topologies and for various market contexts.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free  Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.Microsoft® is a registered trademark

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manufacturing systems | manufacturing systems | supply chains | supply chains | material flow | material flow | information flow | information flow | capacities | capacities | flow times | flow times | Fundamental building blocks | Fundamental building blocks | inventory | inventory | queuing models | queuing models | forecasting | forecasting | uncertainty | uncertainty | optimization | optimization | process analysis | process analysis | linear systems | linear systems | system dynamics | system dynamics | Factory planning | Factory planning | flow planning | flow planning | bottleneck characterization | bottleneck characterization | buffer | buffer | batch-size tactics | batch-size tactics | seasonal planning | seasonal planning | process flow topologies | process flow topologies | market contexts | market contexts

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11.953 Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning (MIT) 11.953 Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning (MIT)

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This course focuses on the land use-transportation "interaction space" in metropolitan settings. The course aims to develop an understanding of relevant theories and analytical techniques, through the exploration of various cases drawn from different parts of the world. The course begins with an overview of the role of transportation in patterns of urban development and metropolitan growth. It introduces the concept of accessibility and related issues of individual and firm travel demand. Later in the semester, students will explore the influence of the metropolitan built environment on travel behavior and the role of transportation on metropolitan land development. The course will conclude with an examination of the implications of the land use-transportation interaction space for metro This course focuses on the land use-transportation "interaction space" in metropolitan settings. The course aims to develop an understanding of relevant theories and analytical techniques, through the exploration of various cases drawn from different parts of the world. The course begins with an overview of the role of transportation in patterns of urban development and metropolitan growth. It introduces the concept of accessibility and related issues of individual and firm travel demand. Later in the semester, students will explore the influence of the metropolitan built environment on travel behavior and the role of transportation on metropolitan land development. The course will conclude with an examination of the implications of the land use-transportation interaction space for metro

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land use | land use | transportation | transportation | metropolitan growth | metropolitan growth | growth trends | growth trends | urban development | urban development | planning institutions | planning institutions | travel behavior | travel behavior | influence of the built environment | influence of the built environment | forecasting | forecasting | accessibility | accessibility | travel demand | travel demand | financial instruments | financial instruments | transportation networks | transportation networks

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11.484 Project Appraisal in Developing Countries (MIT) 11.484 Project Appraisal in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This course covers techniques of financial analysis of investment expenditures as well as the economic and distributive appraisal of those projects. The course gives special consideration to cases in the developing world. Students will engage in a critical analysis of these tools and their role in the political economy of international development. The course will cover topics such as alternative planning strategies for conditions of uncertainty; organizations and project cycle management; the political environment; and interactions of clients and advisers, engineers, planners, policy analysts, and other professionals. Introductory micro-economics is a pre-requisite for this course. This course covers techniques of financial analysis of investment expenditures as well as the economic and distributive appraisal of those projects. The course gives special consideration to cases in the developing world. Students will engage in a critical analysis of these tools and their role in the political economy of international development. The course will cover topics such as alternative planning strategies for conditions of uncertainty; organizations and project cycle management; the political environment; and interactions of clients and advisers, engineers, planners, policy analysts, and other professionals. Introductory micro-economics is a pre-requisite for this course.

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project evaluation | project evaluation | politics | politics | project cycle | project cycle | development planning | development planning | financing | financing | investment | investment | cash flow | cash flow | discounting | discounting | alternative investment | alternative investment | forecasting | forecasting | inflation | inflation | risk management | risk management | risk analysis | risk analysis | markets | markets | market distortin | market distortin | opportunity cost | opportunity cost | taxation | taxation | monopoly | monopoly | social-distributive project appraisal | social-distributive project appraisal | institutions | institutions | rational analysis | rational analysis

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ESD.85J Integrating Doctoral Seminar on Emerging Technologies (MIT) ESD.85J Integrating Doctoral Seminar on Emerging Technologies (MIT)

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This team-taught subject is for doctoral students working on emerging technologies at the interface of technology, policy and societal issues. It integrates concepts of research strategy and design from a variety of disciplines. The class addresses problem identification and formulation of research topics, the role of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the use of various data collection techniques. Coursework focuses on students' thesis proposals, faculty-student study panels, critical evaluation of research design, and ethical issues in conducting research and gathering data. This team-taught subject is for doctoral students working on emerging technologies at the interface of technology, policy and societal issues. It integrates concepts of research strategy and design from a variety of disciplines. The class addresses problem identification and formulation of research topics, the role of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the use of various data collection techniques. Coursework focuses on students' thesis proposals, faculty-student study panels, critical evaluation of research design, and ethical issues in conducting research and gathering data.

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ESD.85 | ESD.85 | 17.312 | 17.312 | STS.461 | STS.461 | uncertainty | uncertainty | risk | risk | politics | politics | forecasting | forecasting | future | future | prediction | prediction | disaster | disaster | space shuttle | space shuttle | nuclear power | nuclear power | nuclear energy | nuclear energy | energy policy | energy policy | government | government | technology assessment | technology assessment | OTA | OTA | GPS | GPS | internet | internet | packet switching | packet switching | data network | data network | military | military | DEC | DEC | Digital Equipment | Digital Equipment | drug | drug | pharmaceutical | pharmaceutical | air transport | air transport | aircraft | aircraft | public policy | public policy | industrial policy | industrial policy | UAV | UAV | decision | decision

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2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) (MIT) 2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) (MIT)

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As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental building blocks for conceptualizing, understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains. These building blocks include process analysis, queuing theory, simulation, forecasting, inventory theory and linear programming. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6304 (Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models). As the first in a sequence of four half-term courses, this course will provide the fundamental building blocks for conceptualizing, understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains. These building blocks include process analysis, queuing theory, simulation, forecasting, inventory theory and linear programming. This course was also taught as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) programme as course number SMA 6304 (Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models).

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conceptualizing | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | process analysis | process analysis | queueing theory | queueing theory | simulation | simulation | forecasting | forecasting | inventory theory | inventory theory | linear programming | linear programming | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | SMA 6304 | SMA 6304

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12.103 Science and Policy of Natural Hazards (MIT) 12.103 Science and Policy of Natural Hazards (MIT)

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This course examines the science of natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and hurricanes and explores the relationships between the science of and policy toward such hazards. It presents the causes and effects of these phenomena, discusses their predictability, and examines how this knowledge influences policy making. This course includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of scientific research and summaries for policy makers. This course examines the science of natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and hurricanes and explores the relationships between the science of and policy toward such hazards. It presents the causes and effects of these phenomena, discusses their predictability, and examines how this knowledge influences policy making. This course includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of scientific research and summaries for policy makers.

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natural hazards | natural hazards | hazard risk assessment | hazard risk assessment | earthquake | earthquake | hurricane | hurricane | tornado | tornado | volcano | volcano | forecasting | forecasting | public policy | public policy | building codes | building codes | insurance regulation | insurance regulation | evacuation | evacuation | reconstruction | reconstruction

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15.075 Applied Statistics (MIT) 15.075 Applied Statistics (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to applied statistics and data analysis. Topics include collecting and exploring data, basic inference, simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods, and statistical computing. It is not a course in mathematical statistics, but provides a balance between statistical theory and application. Prerequisites are calculus, probability, and linear algebra. We would like to acknowledge the contributions that Prof. Roy Welsch (MIT), Prof. Gordon Kaufman (MIT), Prof. Jacqueline Telford (Johns Hopkins University), and Prof. Ramón León (University of Tennessee) have made to the course material. This course is an introduction to applied statistics and data analysis. Topics include collecting and exploring data, basic inference, simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods, and statistical computing. It is not a course in mathematical statistics, but provides a balance between statistical theory and application. Prerequisites are calculus, probability, and linear algebra. We would like to acknowledge the contributions that Prof. Roy Welsch (MIT), Prof. Gordon Kaufman (MIT), Prof. Jacqueline Telford (Johns Hopkins University), and Prof. Ramón León (University of Tennessee) have made to the course material.

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data analysis | data analysis | multiple regression | multiple regression | analysis of variance | analysis of variance | multivariate analysis | multivariate analysis | data mining | data mining | probability | probability | collecting data | collecting data | sampling distributions | sampling distributions | inference | inference | linear regression | linear regression | ANOVA | ANOVA | nonparametric methods | nonparametric methods | polls | polls | surveys | surveys | statistics | statistics | management science | management science | finance | finance | statistical graphics | statistical graphics | estimation | estimation | hypothesis testing | hypothesis testing | logistic regression | logistic regression | contingency tables | contingency tables | forecasting | forecasting | factor analysis | factor analysis

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2.854 Manufacturing Systems I (SMA 6304) (MIT)

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conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | process analysis | queueing theory | simulation | forecasting | inventory theory | linear programming | conceptualizing | understanding and optimizing manufacturing systems and supply chains | SMA 6304

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11.953 Comparative Land Use and Transportation Planning (MIT)

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This course focuses on the land use-transportation "interaction space" in metropolitan settings. The course aims to develop an understanding of relevant theories and analytical techniques, through the exploration of various cases drawn from different parts of the world. The course begins with an overview of the role of transportation in patterns of urban development and metropolitan growth. It introduces the concept of accessibility and related issues of individual and firm travel demand. Later in the semester, students will explore the influence of the metropolitan built environment on travel behavior and the role of transportation on metropolitan land development. The course will conclude with an examination of the implications of the land use-transportation interaction space for metro

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land use | transportation | metropolitan growth | growth trends | urban development | planning institutions | travel behavior | influence of the built environment | forecasting | accessibility | travel demand | financial instruments | transportation networks

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15.387 Entrepreneurial Sales (MIT)

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This course outlines the practical and tactical ins and outs of how to sell technical products to a sophisticated marketplace. How to build and manage a sales force; building compensation systems for a sales force, assigning territories, resolving disputes, and dealing with channel conflicts. Focus on selling to customers, whether through a direct salesforce, a channel salesforce, or building an OEM relationship.

Subjects

entrepreneurship | sales | marketing | startup | toolkit | ability to sell | salesforce | elevator pitch | closing | sales call | product knowledge | sales prospecting | quotas | compensation | team selling | training | forecasting | regional sales manager | merger problems | inside sales organization | subsidiary | reorganization | OEM | sales model | freemium business models | social media | customer relationship management software | marketing automation software

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15.075 Applied Statistics (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to applied statistics and data analysis. Topics include collecting and exploring data, basic inference, simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods, and statistical computing. It is not a course in mathematical statistics, but provides a balance between statistical theory and application. Prerequisites are calculus, probability, and linear algebra. We would like to acknowledge the contributions that Prof. Roy Welsch (MIT), Prof. Gordon Kaufman (MIT), Prof. Jacqueline Telford (Johns Hopkins University), and Prof. Ramón León (University of Tennessee) have made to the course material.

Subjects

data analysis | multiple regression | analysis of variance | multivariate analysis | data mining | probability | collecting data | sampling distributions | inference | linear regression | ANOVA | nonparametric methods | polls | surveys | statistics | management science | finance | statistical graphics | estimation | hypothesis testing | logistic regression | contingency tables | forecasting | factor analysis

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Economic legacy of the Olympics

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This resource guide focuses on the economic impact of the 2012 Games and shows it to be a multifaceted and complex issues, with reference to the discrepancies in forecasting between ex and ante studies. A very comprehensive annotated bibliography is a list of citations to IOC papers, market research reports, government reports, academic journal articles and periodicals, supported by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph.

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UKOER OER Legacy goals | Regeneration of East London | Forecasting methodologies | Accuracy of forecasting | Comparison with other Olympiads | LOCOG | ODA | Private sector investment

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ESD.85J Integrating Doctoral Seminar on Emerging Technologies (MIT)

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This team-taught subject is for doctoral students working on emerging technologies at the interface of technology, policy and societal issues. It integrates concepts of research strategy and design from a variety of disciplines. The class addresses problem identification and formulation of research topics, the role of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the use of various data collection techniques. Coursework focuses on students' thesis proposals, faculty-student study panels, critical evaluation of research design, and ethical issues in conducting research and gathering data.

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ESD.85 | 17.312 | STS.461 | uncertainty | risk | politics | forecasting | future | prediction | disaster | space shuttle | nuclear power | nuclear energy | energy policy | government | technology assessment | OTA | GPS | internet | packet switching | data network | military | DEC | Digital Equipment | drug | pharmaceutical | air transport | aircraft | public policy | industrial policy | UAV | decision

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12.103 Science and Policy of Natural Hazards (MIT)

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This course examines the science of natural catastrophes such as earthquakes and hurricanes and explores the relationships between the science of and policy toward such hazards. It presents the causes and effects of these phenomena, discusses their predictability, and examines how this knowledge influences policy making. This course includes intensive practice in the writing and presentation of scientific research and summaries for policy makers.

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natural hazards | hazard risk assessment | earthquake | hurricane | tornado | volcano | forecasting | public policy | building codes | insurance regulation | evacuation | reconstruction

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DE1V35 IT in Business – Advanced Spreadsheets

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This unit is about developing spreadsheet skills to be able to manage, analyse and forecast data. This unit would be suitable for candidates wishing to be proficient in advanced spreadsheet features and techniques within a numeric working environment. There are three separate outcomes. On completion of the unit, the candidate should be able to: 1. Use a wide range of data management features in a spreadsheet. 2. Use spreadsheet analysis tools. 3. Forecast statistical data using a spreadsheet application. This package contains a zip file of student files (download to extract).

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DE1V 35 | correlation | regression | coefficient of determination | scatter diagram | trendline | PivotTable | forecasting | auditing | data validation | SCQF Level 8

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Sun in January, and predicting a hot summer because of it

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Decision Making and Problem Solving for BusinessSuccess - reading pack

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Reading pack to accompany Decision Making and Problem Solving for Business Success workbook.

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ukoer | business planning | problem solving | decision making | ethics | business forecasting | Business Management Accountancy and Finance | Business and Administrative studies | administrative studies | N000

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ESD.260J Logistics Systems (MIT)

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This course is a survey of analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. There is a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The following topics are covered: demand forecasting tools, inventory control algorithms, transportation operations and management, vehicle routing, scheduling, fleet dispatching algorithms and approaches, optimization of transportation carrier operations, supp

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Logistics systems | Supply chain management | Demand planning | Procurement | Inventory | Transportation planning | Reverse logistics | Flexible contracting | Postponement | Portfolio management | Dual sourcing | demand forecasting tools | inventory control algorithms | transportation operations | vehicle routing | scheduling | fleet dispatching algorithms | optimization | transportation carrier operations | supply chain network design | procurement | sourcing | auctions | supply contracts | collaboration | supply chain uncertainty | ESD.260 | 1.260 | 15.770

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2.853 Manufacturing Systems I: Analytical Methods and Flow Models (MIT)

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Provides ways to conceptualize and analyze manufacturing systems and supply chains in terms of material flow, information flow, capacities, and flow times. Fundamental building blocks: inventory and queuing models, forecasting and uncertainty, optimization, process analysis, linear systems and system dynamics. Factory planning: flow planning, bottleneck characterization, buffer and batch-size tactics, seasonal planning, dynamics and learning for various process flow topologies and for various market contexts.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Excel software is recommended for viewing the .xls files found on this course site. Free  Microsoft® Excel viewer software can also be used to view the .xls files.Microsoft® is a registered trademark

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manufacturing systems | supply chains | material flow | information flow | capacities | flow times | Fundamental building blocks | inventory | queuing models | forecasting | uncertainty | optimization | process analysis | linear systems | system dynamics | Factory planning | flow planning | bottleneck characterization | buffer | batch-size tactics | seasonal planning | process flow topologies | market contexts

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11.484 Project Appraisal in Developing Countries (MIT)

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This course covers techniques of financial analysis of investment expenditures as well as the economic and distributive appraisal of those projects. The course gives special consideration to cases in the developing world. Students will engage in a critical analysis of these tools and their role in the political economy of international development. The course will cover topics such as alternative planning strategies for conditions of uncertainty; organizations and project cycle management; the political environment; and interactions of clients and advisers, engineers, planners, policy analysts, and other professionals. Introductory micro-economics is a pre-requisite for this course.

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project evaluation | politics | project cycle | development planning | financing | investment | cash flow | discounting | alternative investment | forecasting | inflation | risk management | risk analysis | markets | market distortin | opportunity cost | taxation | monopoly | social-distributive project appraisal | institutions | rational analysis

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