R&D Center

For ICRON it is important to make a difference for our customers and add value to their businesses, we want to be a part of their success, a part of their competitive advantage. With this mission in mind, we continuously focus to improve our solutions and capabilities aligned with the future needs of the customers.

Our R&D team has been working with true dedication since the first day our founder Ali Tamer Ünal, Ph.D. founded ICRON in 1992. Since then, ICRON has come a long way and taken many significant steps in the direction to become the leading provider of Optimized Decision Making and Supply Chain Optimization solutions. But one thing has always remained the same: our dedication to invest in R&D activities.

With a group of around 10 academics and supply chain professionals who are the top experts in Algorithmic Optimization, ICRON’s R&D team is one of the strongest team that the market has ever seen. They are the ones behind everything from vision to realization and execution.

The supply chain environment is changing rapidly because of the continuously changing customer demand. The world is customer driven, customer centric and brands can rise and fall within a very short timeframe. Companies need to be flexible, swift in adoption of change and therefore need to be able to make optimized decision.

ICRON Solutions: Future ready & Feature rich

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

Associate 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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