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Cover letter

Dear Sir or Madam,


While I have not seen a posting for a job with your company that I would be particularly suited for, I believe that there is an opportunity for you for cost reduction and an increase in profits. I am soon to be completing my PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, focused on supply and demand chain optimization. I believe that there are many opportunities for MoD to benefit from my experience and expertise.


As you can see from my resume (included), the main focus in my work has been on demand forcasting. Your company is just beginning to grow to a scale that can benefit from applying these forecasting techniques, specifically for replenishment. Being able to know how many sterile needles and how much of the processing chemicals to send to each Machine location will be crucial to keep your costs down, especially as the demand colume grows. Building optimal delivery schedules and routing will also be important. All of these are well within my area of expertise.


Also important to your future growth is optimal material sourcing and Machine production. The steps for building these Machines are clearly complex, and manufacturing and production is another area that Operations Research is focused on. While this has not been the main focus of mine, I certainly have a solid base of knowledge to begin the process of optimization as you see how effective these methods can be in cost cutting.


As I said, I know that there isn't a specific job opening within MoD, Inc. that would be suited directly to me. However, I would hope that I have made a compelling case that you should at least grant me an interview, so that I can discuss more in depth how these techniques can be properly utilized in your industry. I truly believe that MoD, Inc. has a great potential for success, and I would like to both be a part of, and contribute to, that success. Thank you.




**As I hope is clear, this is really just a simple request for a MoD Prediction card. I hope you enjoyed my little cover letter. If you deem my offering worthy of a blog post or anything, I would appreciate some discretion. That is my real name and real contact information. I don't mind that you have it, but I would rather that the internet at large not.


Thanks very much. I think you all have done great work in putting this together and finding so many great stories and other creative outlets within this framework. I think this is a nifty project, and I'm glad that you have had such success in doing so. Good luck in future endeavors, and looking forward to MoD2!



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Taken on September 27, 2011