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Alptekin Erkollar (Ed.)

Enterprise & Business Management, page 407 - 412

A Handbook for Educators, Consultants, and Practitioners

1. Edition 2020, ISBN print: 978-3-8288-4255-7, ISBN online: 978-3-8288-7230-1,

Series: Enterprise & Business Management

Tectum, Baden-Baden
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About the Chapter Contributors ALPTEKIN ERKOLLAR (editor) Prof. Erkollar is a Professor for management information systems. His research expertise includes management information systems, industry 4.0 and the factory of the future, production management, technology management, modelling of business systems and simulation. Some of his recent publications include ‘Flextrans 4.0 – Smart Logistics for Smart Cities’, ‘Industry 4.0: Big Data Revolutions require Smart Technologies’ and ‘Sustainable Cities Need Smart Transportation: The Industry 4.0 Transportation Matrix’. He is an author/editor of several books, more than 200 refereed papers, and an editorial board member of 13 international journals. Dr Erkollar is the editor of the international EBM Series. BIRGIT OBERER (co-editor) Birgit Oberer is an Associate Professor for management information systems. In the past, she worked as Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, and Visiting Researcher in Universities in Austria, Italy, Turkey, and in the USA. Her teaching experience spans over 17 years. Dr. Oberer's research interest includes management information systems, innovation and technology management, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, as well as electronic government and its applications in companies, governments, and non-profit organizations. Dr. Oberer is the coeditor of the international book series' Enterprise and Business Management'. EMRE AKAR is a Msc student at the Forencis Computer at Gazi University Information Institute. He works as a engineer in The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) in Ankara, Turkey. GİZEM ATAK is a Phd student in Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Management, Management Engineering Department. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and has a minor degree in Information Systems Engineering from Dogus University, a M.S. in Management from ITU. She works in a technology/ software company as an Implementation Engineer. 407 CEVHER HİLAL AYTAÇ is postgraduate student in the Department of Industrial Engineering in the Institute of Science and Technology at Kocaeli University in Kocaeli, Turkey. She received her bachelor's degree from Kocaeli University. Also, she graduated from business department. The main reseach areas of her can be summarised as; production planning control, statistical analysis and data mining. RECEP BENZER graduated from Istanbul University Engineering Faculty Computer Science Engineering Department. He received his Master’s degree from Sakarya University Institute of Science and his Ph.D. from Gazi University Institute of Science. His research focuses on mathematical modeling, information system, artificial neural networks, expert systems, computer networks, forensic computing, software engineering, predictive modeling. He worked as an administrator in the communication project at the Turkish Armed Forces General Staff. He worked as project manager at Tubitak Project. His work is published in book, articles, and chapters. He is a fellow of The Turkey Chapter of Association For Information Systems (TRAIS). SEMRA BENZER graduated from Gazi University Education Faculty Biology Science Department. He received his Master’s degree from Gazi University Institute of Science and his Ph.D. from Gazi University Institute of Science. She is an Assoc.Prof.Dr. in Science Education Department of Education Faculty at Gazi University. Her research focuses on fisheries, environmental science, science education, limnology, ecotoxicology. Her work is published in book, articles, and chapters. He is a fellow of The Turkey Association of Limnology. FERHAN ÇEBİ is a Professor in Istanbul Technical University, Management Engineering Department. She gives the lectures on Operations Research and Operations Management at the undergraduate level and graduate level. Her main research areas are application of Operations Research techniques to the manufacturing and service problems, production planning and control, fuzziness and mathematical modelling, decision analysis, decision support systems, information technology for competitiveness. DANIEL PATRICK COVERT is Director of Supply Chain Research and Development for Retail Business Services, the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA. In his role, Dan oversees the development and implementation of emerging technologies that enable supply chain strategy. Prior to taking on this role, Dan was a graduate student in Supply Chain Management at MIT. About the Chapter Contributors 408 SİNEM ZELİHA DALAK, who is studying Information Systems and Technologies at Yeditepe University had the opportunity to gain work experience in different areas during her university life. Her thesis was on whether benefits created by industry 4.0 via innovations set the consumers free of planned obsolescence. MUSTAFA ALDÜL METIN DİNÇER received the PhD degree in Management and Organization from Sakarya University. His current research interests include institutional theory and institutional logic in organizational theories, entrepreneurship, innovation, clustering, CSR. CAĞLA EDIZ graduated from the Department of Aeronautical Engineering at the Middle East Technical University in 2000 and completed her master and phd in Social Sciences Institute, Sakarya University. Currently, she works as an assistant professor at the Department of Management Information Systems, Faculty of Business, Sakarya University. Dr. Ediz studies on traceability, ERP systems and game theory. TUGBA EFENDIGIL is Research Scientist at Center for Transportation and Logistics, in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her focus areas are forecasting, decision-making, circular supply chains, and data analytics in various industries. She is the author of numerous academic journals and conference papers, and she has presented her papers at both national and international conferences. METE EMINAĞAOĞLU received his BS, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Ege University, Izmir Institute of Technology, and Trakya University, respectively. Dr. Eminağaoğlu currently works as an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science in Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey. His research areas are data and text mining, artificial neural networks, and deep learning. SERPIL EROL received her doctorate degree in 1987. She has been to various universities in Australia and the USA for scientific researches. She is doing master's and doctoral thesis advisors and has given various conferences and presented papers on production management systems, advanced manufacturing technologies, production scheduling, logistics management, and has more than 130 research articles published in national and international journals. She has been a referee in various national and international scientific journals. Dr. Erol is currently working in the Industrial Engineering Department of Gazi University. About the Chapter Contributors 409 FATMA DEMIRCAN KESKIN a Res. Asst. Dr. in the field of Quantitative Methods, has been working in Ege University, Department of Business Administration, since 2009. She got her Bachelor’s degree at Industrial Engineering (2008) at Dokuz Eylul University and PhD degree (2017) at Business Administration Department of Ege University. Her primary research areas are operations research, operations management, and scheduling. ELİF KONGAR is a Professor of Technology Management and Mechanical Engineering, and Chair of the Technology Management Department at the School of Engineering, University of Bridgeport. Her primary research areas include economically and environmentally sustainable waste recovery systems and operations, disassembly sequencing and planning, electronic waste, performance evaluation, and big data and data analytics. JOAQUIN ALBERTO ORTIZ MILLAN is National Manager of Logistics Planning for Coppel, a large retail company in México. Part of his role responsibilities are the optimal design of the logistic network and the supply chain extended network alignment. Prior to taking on this role, Joaquín was a graduate student in Supply Chain Management at MIT. ELIF NURTEN was born in 1997 in Istanbul. She is going to graduate from Information Systems and Technologies Department of Yeditepe University. Her thesis was about Connection between Industry 4.0 and Smart Factories. She completed her research at the end of fall 2018. Now, she is working as voluntary Business Intelligience intern in a privately-owned IT Consultancy Company. BURCU ÖZCAN is currently asistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Kocaeli University in Kocaeli, Turkey. Sher received her BSc and MSc from Kocaeli University. She also conducted her Ph.D studies at the same university. The main reseach areas of Dr. Özcan can be summarised as; Scheduling, production planning control,multi criteria decision making, desing of experiment, statistical analysis, data mining. YASEMIN ÖZDEMİR completed her PhD. degree in Management and Organization at Sakarya University in 2010. Dr Özdemir has been working as an academician since 2003 and has been continuing her academic career as an Associate Professor at the same university since 2013. Her areas of expertise include Human Resource Management, Recruitment and Selection, Career Development, Curriculum Vitae (CV). About the Chapter Contributors 410 HAKAN OZKARA got his Bachelor’s degree at Management Information Systems at Boğaziçi University in 2005 and his Ph.D. degree in Management, Corporate Finance at Istanbul Kültür University in 2018. Dr Ozkara has been working as General Manager at Industrial Application Software (IAS) since 2009. CAGLA SENELER has taken her PhD from Computer Science Department of University of York, UK. She has more than 30 publications and one of her publications awarded as Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011. Her research interests are user experience, user interface, technology adoption and IoT. GÜL DİDEM BATUR SİR is an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. She received her B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Gazi University, M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, and Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Gazi University. She has published journal and conference papers. Her research interests include scheduling, optimization and multi criteria decision making. HALUK SOYUER is a professor in the field of Operations Management, and has been working in Ege University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Business Administration, since 2001. He had performed his administrative work as a dean of the same faculty between 2009–2012. Dr. Soyuer teaches and conducts researches in the fields of operations management, management information systems and operations research. ÖZDEN TOZANLI is currently a Ph.D. in Technology Management candidate at the University of Bridgeport where she is also working as a graduate assistant at the Department of Technology Management. Her research interests are in the areas of environmental supply chain management, end-of-life product recovery, disassembly-to-order systems, mathematical optimization, and discrete event simulation modeling. About the Chapter Contributors 411

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