R&D Center

ICRON’s main mission is to make a difference for our customers by enabling them to optimize their supply chain operations – thereby improving their productivity and adding value to their businesses. We strive to be an integral part of our customers’ success and a key driver of their competitive advantage. With this mission in mind, we continuously focus on improving the capabilities of our solutions, to align them with the current and future needs of our customers.

Our R&D team has been dedicated to achieving this goal since ICRON was founded in 1992 by A. Tamer Ünal, Ph.D. Since then, ICRON has changed, expanded, and developed significantly and has become the leading provider of Optimized Decision Making and Supply Chain Optimization solutions. But one thing has always remained the same: our commitment to investing in R&D activities.

With a group of more than ten academics and supply chain professionals who are all world-class experts in Algorithmic Optimization, ICRON’s R&D team is one of the strongest teams that the market has ever seen. The R&D team have been instrumental in devising and developing the company’s overarching vision and future-ready, feature-rich optimization software solutions, and spearheading the successful implementation of these solutions for our customers.

 

Some of our bright minds:

Ali Tamer Ünal, Ph.D.

Founder & Chairman of the Board, ICRON

Associate Professor,

Department of Industrial Engineering,

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Areas

Production planning and scheduling, Combinatorial optimization, Algorithm analysis, Object oriented software design.

Article: Employee Scheduling in Service Industries with Flexible Employee Availability and Demand 

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Z. Caner Taşkın, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer, ICRON

Professor,

Department of Industrial Engineering,

Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Areas

Mixed-integer programming, Constraint programming, Decomposition algorithms for large-scale optimization, Applications of operations research in healthcare and telecommunications

Article: Mathematical Programming-Based Sales and Operations Planning at Vestel Electronics”

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Barış Selçuk, Ph.D.

Services and Support Director, ICRON

Associate Professor,

Department of Industrial Engineering,

Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Areas

Supply chain planning, inventory planning and control, lead time planning, service operations management, supply chain and logistics management, modelling and analysis of manufacturing systems

Article: The effect of updating lead times on the performance of hierarchical planning systems 

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Zehra Melis Teksan, Ph.D.

Research & Development Consultant, ICRON

Assistant Professor,

Department of Industrial Engineering,

Özyeğin University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Areas

Optimization in production planning and inventory management, dynamic lot sizing with convex costs, planning with diseconomies-of-scale, industry applications of production planning and scheduling, planning and scheduling in logistics

Article: A polynomial time algorithm for convex cost lot-sizing problems

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Gülgün Kayakutlu, Ph.D.

Research & Development Consultant, ICRON

Associate Professor,

Department of Industrial Engineering,

Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Areas

Artificial Neural Networks, Heuristic Methods, Nonlinear Programming, Fuzzy Target Programming, Energy Economics, Supply Chain Management.

Article: Sufficient Conditions of Optimality for Second Order Differential Inclusions

Book: Intelligence in Energy

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Careers

ICRON one of most innovative global suppliers of Advanced Planning & Scheduling and Supply Chain Optimization solutions for manufacturing, distribution and services organizations is always looking for the “the special one”.

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