Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Our key research focus areas include

  • Transportation planning
  • Vehicle routing
  • Inventory management
  • Warehouse management
  • Coordination and collaboration management
  • Retail management
  • Closed-loop supply chains
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Facility location and layout
  • Material handling systems design

Members of the research group

Selected projects

  • Depolama ve Taşımacılıkta Yeşil Lojistik Pratikleri için Eniyileme Problemleri, TÜBİTAK 1001, May 2018 - May 2020. Team member(s): Tural M. K. , Süral H. , Atashi Khoei A. , Mohsenizadehkamou M
  • Gezici Proje Rotalama Problemi için Yenilikçi Çözüm Yaklaşımları, METU BAP-08-11-2016-050, January 2016 - December 2016. Team member(s): Çelik M., Çavdar B., Süral H.
  • Gerçek-Zamanlı ve Zaman Pencereli Araç Rotalama Problemi için Etkin Çözüm Yöntemleri, METU BAP-08-11-2016-047, 2016 - Ongoing. Team Member(s): Çavdar B.
  • Real Time Bi-objective UAV Route Planning, Sponsored by USAF Office of Scientific Research, 2016 - 2018. Team member(s): Köksalan M. (Project Director), Tezcaner Öztürk D. (Co-Project Director), Karabay N.
  • Belirsizlik Altında Esnek Tesis Yerleşimi için Yenilikçi Yaklaşımlar, METU BAP-03-07-2015-002, January 2015 - December 2015. Team member(s): Süral H., Çelik M., Efeoğlu B.
  • Assessing the Value of RFID for Apparel Retailers, METU BAP-08-11-2012-124, August 2012 - November 2014. Team member(s): Karaer Ö.
  • Substitution Policies and an Analysis of Benefit of Substitution for Manufacturers, TÜBİTAK-112M431, June 2012 - March 2014. Team member(s): Savaşaneril S., Töre N.
  • Bundled Product Selling Methods in Sports and Entertainment Industry, METU BAP-08-11-2011-104, April 2011 - Ongoing. Team member(s): Duran S., Özener O. Ö., Yakıcı E.
  • Havayolu Taşımacılığında Çizelge Aksaklıkları Yönetimi, METU BAP-08-11-2011-125, January 2011 - Ongoing. Team member(s): Gürel S., Arıkan U.
  • Dayanıklı Tüketim Malları İçin Müşteri Bağlılığının Modellenmesi, METU BAP-03-07-2012-001, January 2012 - 2013. Team members: Köksal G., Altaban A., Yozgatlıgil C. (Statistics, METU).

Selected publications

  • Akdoğan M.A., Bayındır Z.P., İyigün C. (2018), Locating emergency vehicles with an approximate queuing model and a meta-heuristic solution approach, Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 90, pp 134-155.
  • Boer J. W., Çavdar B., Süral H. (2018), A construction matheuristic for multi-trip vehicle routing problem at Santa fe-Indonesia, Endüstri Mühendisliği Dergisi, 29(3-4) , pp 31-41 .
  • Farham M. S., Süral H., İyigün C. (2018), Column generation approach for the location-routing problem with time windows heuristic, Computers and Operations Research, 90, pp 249–263 .
  • Farham M. S., Süral H., İyigün C. (2018), Generalization of the restricted planar location problems: unified metaheuristic algorithms , Computers and Operations Research , 90, pp 48–66 .
  • Konu A. S., Duran S. (2018), İstanbul'da deprem yardım malzemelerinin önceden konumlandırılması, Verimlilik Dergisi, 1, pp 141-159 .
  • Kurt A., Azizoğlu M., Çetinkaya F. C. (2018), Solution approaches to the blood distribution problem of the Turkish red crescent, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 12, pp 405-445 .
  • Arıkan U., Gürel S., Aktürk M.S. (2017), A network flow approach for integrated airline recovery with cruise ppeed control, Transportation Science, 51(4), pp 1259-1287.
  • Başkaya S., Ertem M.A., Duran S. (2017), Pre-positioning of relief items in humanitarian logistics considering lateral transshipment opportunities, Socio- Economic Planning Sciences, 57, pp 50-60.
  • Güden H., Süral H. (2017), A polynomial algorithm for the earthwork allocation problem with borrow and waste site selection, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 68, pp 1085-1093.
  • Khoei A.A., Süral H., Tural M.K. (2017), Time-dependent green weber problem, Computers & Operations Research, 88, pp 316-323.
  • Köle H., Bakal İ.S. (2017), Value of information through options contract under disruption risk, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 103, pp 85-97.
  • Saka O.C., Gürel S., van Woensel T. (2017), Using cost change estimates in a local search heuristic for the pollution routing problem, OR Spectrum, 39, pp 557-587.
  • Solyalı O., Süral H. (2017), A multi-phase heuristic for the production routing problem, Computers & Operations Research, 87, pp 114-124.
  • Cao W., Çelik M., Ergun Ö., Swann J., Viljoen N. (2016), Challenges in service network expansion: An application in donated breastmilk banking in South Africa, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 53(1), pp 33-48.
  • Paraskevopoulos D.C., Gürel S., Bektaş T. (2016), The congested multicommodity network design problem, Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 85, pp 166-187.
  • Solyalı O., Denizel M., Süral H. (2016), Effective network formulations for lot sizing with backlogging in two-level serial supply chains, IIE Transactions, 48(2), pp 146-157.
  • Çelik M., Süral H. (2016), Order picking in a parallel-aisle warehouse with turn penalties, International Journal of Production Research, 54(14), pp 4340-4355.
  • Göksoy Kalaycılar E., Azizoğlu M., Yeralan S. (2016), A disassembly line balancing problem with fixed number of workstations, European Journal of Operational Research, 249, pp 592-604.
  • Paraskevopoulos D.C., Gürel S., Bektaş T. (2016), The congested multicommodity network design problem,Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 85, pp 166-187.
  • Solyalı O., Denizel M., Süral H. (2016), Effective network formulations for lot sizing with backlogging in two-level serial supply chains, IIE Transactions, 48(2), pp 146-157.
  • Ayasandır U.E. , Aybek F., Canbaz U. , Erdoğan E., Gürel E., Bakal İ.S., Bayındır Z.P. (2015), Eczacıbaşı hijyen ürünleri üretim ve envanter sistemi tasarımı, Endüstri Mühendisliği Dergisi, 26(4), pp 21-34.
  • Çetin D. H., Duman E., Gürtürk Z., Savcı A., Uyar G., İyigün C., Karaer Ö. (2015), Kişisel bakım ürünlerinde yerel zincir müşterileri için tedarik zinciri iyileştirilmesi, Endüstri Mühendisliği Dergisi, 26(2), pp 21-34.
  • Karaer Ö., Erhun F. (2015), Quality and Entry Deterrence, European Journal of Operational Research, 240, pp 292-303.
  • Avşar Z.M., Zijm W.H. (2014), Approximate queueing models for capacitated multi-stage inventory systems under base-stock control, European Journal of Operational Research, 236(1), pp 135-146.
  • Çelik M., Süral H. (2014), Order picking under random and turnover-based storage policies in fishbone aisle warehouses, IIE Transactions, 46(3), pp 283-300.
  • Rahim F., Sepil C. (2014), A location-routing problem in glass recycling, Annals of Operations Research, 223, pp 329-353.
  • Atamer B., Bakal İ.S, Bayındır Z.P. (2013), Optimal pricing and production decisions in utilizing reusable containers, International Journal of Production Economics, 143(2), pp 222–232.
  • Güllü R., Köksalan M. (2013), A model for performance evaluation and stock optimization in a kit management problem, International Journal of Production Economics, 143(2), pp 527–535.
  • Kaman C., Savaşaneril S., Serin Y. (2013), Production and lead time quotation under imperfect shop floor information, International Journal of Production Economics, 144(2), pp 422–431.
  • Karakaya S., Bakal İ.S. (2013), Joint quantity flexibility for multiple products in a decentralized supply chain, Computers & Industrial Engineering, 64(2), pp 696-707.
  • Mart T., Duran S., Bakal İ.S. (2013), Tactical inventory and backorder decisions for systems with predictable product yield, International Journal of Production Economics, 143(2), pp 294-303.
  • Nalça A, Süral H., Gerchak Y. (2013), Economic manufacturing quantities of components in supply chains, International Journal of Inventory Research, 2(1/2), pp 44-62.