1st Edition

Industrial Engineering Applications in Emerging Countries

Edited By Ihsan Sabuncuoglu, Bahar Y. Kara, Bopaya Bidanda Copyright 2015
    310 Pages
    by CRC Press

    310 Pages 105 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    The second volume of a three-volume series on global logistics management, this book focuses on recent developments and implementations of operations research techniques on selected logistic problems in emerging countries. The book covers topics ranging from quality management in pharmaceutical supply chains to risk analysis of maritime ports and identifies quality management practices that impact supply chain performance using empirical data from pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Pakistan. It provides case studies and discusses the application of IE tools.

    Quality Management in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Developing Country Perspective. Risk Analysis and Efficient Logistics for Maritime Ports and Waterways in Qatar. Combinatorial Auctions in Turkish Day Ahead Electricity Market. Simulation Based Inventory Control in a Chemical Industry. Hand Torque Strength In Industry A Critical Review. Optimization of the Traffic Flow on Kuwait Roads and Highways. Modeling, Simulation and Analysis of Production Lines in Kuwait’s Petroleum Sector. Simulation and Analysis of Izmir Metro Transportation System. Productivity Improvement Studies in a Process Industry - A Case Study. Modeling Inventory Dynamics the Case of Freundco.


    Bahar Yetis Kara is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University.

    Dr. Kara holds an M.S. and Ph.D. degree from Bilkent University Industrial Engineering Department, and she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at McGill University in Canada.

    Dr. Kara was awarded with "Research Excellence in Ph.D. Studies" by INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science) UPS-SOLA.

    In 2008, Dr. Kara was awarded with TUBA-GEBIP (National Young Researchers Career Development Grant) reward. She attended the World Economic Forum in China in 2009. With her research and projects, IAP (Inter Academy Panel) and TWAS (The Academy of Science for the Developing World) awarded her with IAP Young Researchers Grant. Dr. Kara was elected as an associate member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2012. She has been acting as a reviewer for the top research journals within her field. Her current research interests include distribution logistics, humanitarian logistics, hub location and hub network design, and hazardous material logistics.