B.Ö.Adıvar; "Social Welfare Chain & Operations Research Applications"
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IE-OPIM Joint Research Seminar Series

Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences


    Social Welfare Chain and Operations Research Applications     Burcu Özçam Adıvar Izmir University of Economics, Department of Logistics Management     Abstract In this talk, we will introduce the concept of social welfare chain and address both the current and future challenges in decision making. Different dimensions of social welfare chain and possible contributions of operations research for each dimension will be explored. The distinctive properties of the social welfare chain and its relationship with the humanitarian relief chain in the context of supply chain management will be laid out. The proposed concept will be formalized by presenting a real decision problem and an optimal planning model for a nongovernmental organization aiming at decreasing the effects of poverty and increasing social welfare in a society. After describing the optimal facility location distribution model that consolidates the non-integrated style of logistics functions with a cost minimizing approach, proposed network configuration and its managerial implications will be discussed. Note that the proposed solution resulted in significant cost reduction and distribution efficiency of the nongovernmental organization by bringing out the advantages of using intermodal transportation in the distribution process of cost-sensitive networks.   Biography Dr. Burcu Ozcam Adivar is an Assistant Professor of Logistics Management at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Izmir University of Economics. She received her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University in 2006, and B.Sc. in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in 1999. Between 2003 and 2006, she held an optimization specialist position in the Analytical Solutions Department at SAS Institute, Inc., USA with a joint appointment at Edward Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering of North Carolina State University. She has research articles published or being reviewed in several journals such as Journal of Industrial and Engineering Optimization, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Transportation, and Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making. Her current research activities focus on logistics planning and control, supply chain management, performance measurement, disaster management and project management.       IE-OPIM Joint Research Seminar Series 2009-20101 1 Co-organizers: Murat Kaya (IE) mkaya@sabanciuniv.edu, Çağrı Haksöz (OPIM) cagrihaksoz@sabanciuniv.edu March 10th, 2010, 13:40-14:40, FMAN 1073