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Energy-Climate-Manufacturing Nexus: New Insights From The Regional And Global Supply Chains Of Manufacturing Industries, Murat Kucukvar, Bunyamin Canseva, Gokhan Egilmez, Nuri C. Onat, Hamidreza Samadi Dec 2016

Energy-Climate-Manufacturing Nexus: New Insights From The Regional And Global Supply Chains Of Manufacturing Industries, Murat Kucukvar, Bunyamin Canseva, Gokhan Egilmez, Nuri C. Onat, Hamidreza Samadi

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The main objectives of this research are to improve our understanding of energy-climate-manufacturing nexus within the context of regional and global manufacturing supply chains as well as show the significance of full coverage of entire supply chain tiers in order to prevent significant underestimations, which might lead to invalid policy conclusions. With this motivation, a multi region input–output (MRIO) sustainability assessment model is developed by using the World Input–Output Database, which is a dynamic MRIO framework on the world’s 40 largest economies covering 1440 economic sectors. The method presented in this study is the first environmentally-extended MRIO ...


Environmental Efficiency Assessment Of U.S. Transport Sector: A Slack-Based Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, Yong Shin Park, Siew Hoon Lim, Gokhan Egilmez, Joseph Szmerekovsky Sep 2016

Environmental Efficiency Assessment Of U.S. Transport Sector: A Slack-Based Data Envelopment Analysis Approach, Yong Shin Park, Siew Hoon Lim, Gokhan Egilmez, Joseph Szmerekovsky

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

Sustainable transportation in the U.S. is essential for long-term economic growth and mobility, and environmental preservation. Using a non-radial slack-based measurement data envelopment analysis (SBM-DEA) model and state-level data, this study assesses the environmental efficiency of the transportation sector in the U.S. from years 2004 to 2012. In addition to environmental efficiency, carbon efficiency and potential carbon reduction were estimated for the 50 U.S. states. The findings of this study reveal that U.S. transportation sector was environmentally inefficient; U.S. states had an average transportation environmental efficiency score below 0.64. Therefore the states could substantially ...


A Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis Framework For Dealing With Uncertainty Impacts Of Input–Output Life Cycle Assessment Models On Eco-Efficiency Assessment, Gokhan Egilmez, Serkan Gumus, Murat Kucukvar, Omer Tatari Aug 2016

A Fuzzy Data Envelopment Analysis Framework For Dealing With Uncertainty Impacts Of Input–Output Life Cycle Assessment Models On Eco-Efficiency Assessment, Gokhan Egilmez, Serkan Gumus, Murat Kucukvar, Omer Tatari

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The uncertainty in the results of input–output-based life cycle assessment models makes the sustainability performance assessment and ranking a challenging task. Therefore, introducing a new approach, fuzzy data envelopment analysis, is critical; since such a method could make it possible to integrate the uncertainty in the results of the life cycle assessment models into the decision-making for sustainability benchmarking and ranking. In this paper, a fuzzy data envelopment analysis model was coupled with an input–output-based life cycle assessment approach to perform the sustainability performance assessment of the 33 food manufacturing sectors in the United States. Seven environmental impact ...


A Benders Based Rolling Horizon Algorithm For A Dynamic Facility Location Problem, Mohammad Marufuzzaman, Ridvan Gedik, Mohammad S. Roni Aug 2016

A Benders Based Rolling Horizon Algorithm For A Dynamic Facility Location Problem, Mohammad Marufuzzaman, Ridvan Gedik, Mohammad S. Roni

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

This study presents a well-known capacitated dynamic facility location problem (DFLP) that satisfies the customer demand at a minimum cost by determining the time period for opening, closing, or retaining an existing facility in a given location. To solve this challenging NP-hard problem, this paper develops a unique hybrid solution algorithm that combines a rolling horizon algorithm with an accelerated Benders decomposition algorithm. Extensive computational experiments are performed on benchmark test instances to evaluate the hybrid algorithm’s efficiency and robustness in solving the DFLP problem. Computational results indicate that the hybrid Benders based rolling horizon algorithm consistently offers high ...


Preliminary Assessment Of And Lessons Learned In Pitch: An Integrated Approach To Developing Technical Communication Skills In Engineers, Nadiye O. Erdil, Ronald S. Harichandran, Michael A. Collura, Jean Nocito-Gobel, David J. Adams, Amanda Simson Jun 2016

Preliminary Assessment Of And Lessons Learned In Pitch: An Integrated Approach To Developing Technical Communication Skills In Engineers, Nadiye O. Erdil, Ronald S. Harichandran, Michael A. Collura, Jean Nocito-Gobel, David J. Adams, Amanda Simson

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The Project to Integrate Technical Communication Habits (PITCH) has been implemented across seven engineering and computer science undergraduate programs starting in fall 2012. The overarching goal of PITCH is to develop written, oral and visual communication skills and professional habits in engineering students. PITCH activities begin in the very first semester and are reinforced and extended through all four years of each program. After three years of progressively more extensive development and deployment, a preliminary assessment of student writing over their first three years in programs was performed. In May 2016 the first cohort of students will have completed the ...


Socio-Eco-Efficiency Analysis Of Highways: A Data Envelopment Analysis, Omer Tatari, Gokhan Egilmez, Dhruva Kurmapu Jun 2016

Socio-Eco-Efficiency Analysis Of Highways: A Data Envelopment Analysis, Omer Tatari, Gokhan Egilmez, Dhruva Kurmapu

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

To ensure the large network of highways is performing sustainably, there is a dire need to quantify sustainability for highways. In this paper, data envelopment analysis (DEA) based mathematical model is developed to evaluate sustainability in an attempt to aid these efforts. Sustainability goals pertaining to the three dimensions of sustainability, social, economic and environmental, were utilized. Utilizing the developed model, sustainability scores of thirty highway sections were calculated and ranked accordingly. Percent improvement analysis was carried out to gain more insight. In addition, sensitivity analysis was carried out to understand how different values of input parameters impacted the socio-eco-efficiency ...


Analysis Of A Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem With Sequence Dependent Setup Times And Job Availability Intervals, Ridvan Gedik, Chase Rainwater, Heather Nachtmann, Edward A. Pohl Jun 2016

Analysis Of A Parallel Machine Scheduling Problem With Sequence Dependent Setup Times And Job Availability Intervals, Ridvan Gedik, Chase Rainwater, Heather Nachtmann, Edward A. Pohl

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

In this study, we propose constraint programming (CP) model and logic-based Benders algorithms in order to make the best decisions for scheduling non-identical jobs with availability intervals and sequence dependent setup times on unrelated parallel machines in a fixed planning horizon. In this problem, each job has a profit, cost and must be assigned to at most one machine in such a way that total profit is maximized. In addition, the total cost has to be less than or equal to a budget level. Computational tests are performed on a real-life case study prepared in collaboration with the U.S ...


Interactive Spatiotemporal Analysis Of Oil Spills Using Comap In North Dakota, Yong Shin Park, Hamad Al-Qublan, Eunsu Lee, Gokhan Egilmez Mar 2016

Interactive Spatiotemporal Analysis Of Oil Spills Using Comap In North Dakota, Yong Shin Park, Hamad Al-Qublan, Eunsu Lee, Gokhan Egilmez

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The aim of the study is to analyze the oil spill pattern from various types of incidents and contaminants to determine the extent that incident data can be used as a baseline to prevent hazardous material releases and improve response activities at a state level. This study addresses the importance of collecting and sharing oil spill incidents as well as analytics using the data. Temporal, spatial and spatiotemporal analysis techniques are employed for the oil-spill related environmental incidents observed in the state of North Dakota, United States of America, from 2000 to 2014, as a result of the oil boom ...


Life Cycle Assessment And Optimization-Based Decision Analysis Of Construction Waste Recycling For A Leed-Certified University Building, Murat Kucukvar, Gokhan Egilmez, Omer Tatari Jan 2016

Life Cycle Assessment And Optimization-Based Decision Analysis Of Construction Waste Recycling For A Leed-Certified University Building, Murat Kucukvar, Gokhan Egilmez, Omer Tatari

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

The current waste management literature lacks a comprehensive LCA of the recycling of construction materials that considers both process and supply chain-related impacts as a whole. Furthermore, an optimization-based decision support framework has not been also addressed in any work, which provides a quantifiable understanding about the potential savings and implications associated with recycling of construction materials from a life cycle perspective. The aim of this research is to present a multi-criteria optimization model, which is developed to propose economically-sound and environmentally-benign construction waste management strategies for a LEED-certified university building. First, an economic input-output-based hybrid life cycle assessment model ...


Group Scheduling In A Cellular Manufacturing Shop To Minimise Total Tardiness And Nt: A Comparative Genetic Algorithm And Mathematical Modelling Approach, Gokhan Egilmez, Emre M. Mese, Bulent Erenay, Gürsel A. Süer Jan 2016

Group Scheduling In A Cellular Manufacturing Shop To Minimise Total Tardiness And Nt: A Comparative Genetic Algorithm And Mathematical Modelling Approach, Gokhan Egilmez, Emre M. Mese, Bulent Erenay, Gürsel A. Süer

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Faculty Publications

In this paper, family and job scheduling in a cellular manufacturing shop is addressed where jobs have individual due dates. The objectives are to minimise total tardiness and the number of tardy jobs. Family splitting among cells is allowed but job splitting is not. Two optimisation methods are employed in order to solve this problem, namely mathematical modelling (MM) and genetic algorithm (GA). The results showed that GA found the optimal solution for most of the problems with high frequency. Furthermore, the proposed GA is efficient compared to the MM especially for larger problems in terms of execution times. Other ...