Contact Professor Emel Aktas

Background

Emel has B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. She began her career at Istanbul Technical University as a research and teaching assistant. She worked as a visiting researcher at Wayne State University, USA and as a lecturer at Dogus University, Istanbul, Turkey during her PhD studies. 

She took part as a researcher in public and private funded projects on location selection, shift scheduling and transportation master plan strategy. Her refereed articles have appeared in a variety of journals including European Journal of Operational Research, Interfaces, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Socio-Economic Planning Sciences and Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. Before joining Cranfield, Emel was the course director of MSc Global Supply Chain Management programme at Brunel University Business School.


Current activities

Emel is currently working on minimising carbon emissions in maritime logistics with focus on the trade off between service levels and fuel consumption. A parallel line of research is about sequence dependent flowshop scheduling where decisions about machine processing speed affect both service levels and energy consumption. Her research interests can be summarised as:

  • Logistics and transportation
  • Supply chain decisions
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Optimisation


Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Aktas E, Oledinma A, Topaloglu Z, Sahin H, Sharif AM, Irani Z & Huda S (2017) Replenishment policies that anticipate consumer shopping patterns to minimize in-store waste. In: POMS 28th Annual Conference: Global operations, emerging horizons, social good & technology, Seattle, 5-8 May 2017.
  • Oledinma A, Aktas E, Topaloglu Z, Sahin H, Sharif AM, Irani Z & Huda S (2017) Theory of planned behaviour and food waste: consumer perspective in Qatar. In: POMS 28th Annual Conference: Global operations, emerging horizons, social good & technology, Seattle, 5-8 May 2017.
  • Sharif AM, Irani Z, Aktas E, Topaloglu Z, Oledinma A, Huda S & Sahin H (2017) Securing the future of Food, Water and Energy, in the GCC. In: 15th Annual Conference of the World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), Manama, 16-18 May 2017.
  • Sharif AM, Irani Z, Aktas E, Topaloglu Z, Oledinma A, Huda S & Sahin H (2017) Food Logistics and Food Security: the Sustainability Imperative. In: PROLOG 2017, La Rochelle, 11-12 May 2017.
  • Aktas E, Topaloglu Z, van 't Wout T, Irani Z, Sharif A & Huda S (2016) Factors Driving Waste in the Food Supply Chain. In: Food Safety and Food Security Workshop, Dubrovnik, 11-13 April 2016.
  • Aktas E, Topaloglu Z, van 't Wout T, Oledinma A, Irani Z, Sharif A & Huda S (2016) Food Provision to Food Security: How can we Reduce Food Waste on the Supply Side?. In: Annual Research Conference, Doha, 22 March 2016.
  • Hasani S & Aktas E (2016) Using simulation gaming to validate a mathematical modeling platform for resource allocation in disasters. In: 2016 8th Operational Research Society Simulation Workshop (SW16), Ettington, 11-13 April 2016.
  • Aktas E, Bourlakis M & Zissis D (2016) Sustainable Distribution of Online Groceries in the Cities. In: 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, 3-6 July 2016.
  • E Aktas, S Saghiri, Z Topaloglu, T van‘t Wout, A Oledinma, Z Irani, A Sharif & S Huda (2016) Incorporating Consumer Attitudes to Minimise Waste and Out-of-stock Situations in Food Retail. In: Information Research and management Science, Tennessee, 7-10 November 2016.
  • Aktas E, Topaloglu Z, Irani Z, Sharif A & Huda S (2016) Food Provision to Food Security: How can we Reduce Waste on the Supply Side?. In: Qatar foundation Annual Research Conference, Doha, 22-23 March 2016.
  • Zissis D, Saharidis G & Aktas E (2016) The Environmental Impact of Supply Chain Coordination. In: 28th European Conference on Operational Research, Poznan, 3-6 July 2016.
  • Hasani S, El-Haddedeh R & Aktas E (2015) Evaluation of PREDIS model – a simulation game. In: YoungOR 19 Biennial Conference, Aston, Birmingham, 22 September 2015.
  • Hasani S, El-Haddadeh R & Aktas E (2015) PREDIS model – A predictive disaster management decision technique. In: YoungOR 19 Biennial Conference, Aston, Birmingham, 22 September 2015.
  • Kucukaltan B, Aktas E, Lu K & Topcu YI (2015)

    A decision model to assess the interrelationships among the logistics performance indicators

    . In: 27th European Conference on Operational Research, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, 12 July 2015.
  • Eksoz C, Mansouri A, Bourlakis M & Aktas E (2015) A Relational View to Collaborative Forecasting in the Food Supply Chains. In: POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) 26th Annual Conference, Washington DC, 8-11 May 2015.
  • Geng R, Mansouri A & Aktas E (2014) A systematic literature review of greening the supply chain in Asian emerging economies. In: Doctoral Student Conference on Sustainable Operations. Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Sheffield, 5 June 2014.
  • Afshin Mansouri & Emel Aktas (2014) Trade-off between Fuel Emissions and Service Level in Maritime Transportation with Uncertain Port Times. In: OR56 2014 Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, 9 September 2014.
  • Kucukaltan B, Lu K & Aktas E (2014) Evaluation of performance factors for logistics companies: A case study in Turkey. In: 21st EurOMA Conference, Palermo, 20 June 2014.
  • Geng R, Mansouri A & Aktas E (2014) Greening manufacturing supply chains in Asia's emerging economies: A conceptual framework. In: Logistics Research Network Conference 2014, Huddersfield, 3-5 September 2014.
  • Eksoz C, Mansouri A, Bourlakis M & Aktas E (2014) Improving Collaborative Forecasting Performance in the Food Chain. In: POMS Conference, Atlanta, 9-12 May 2014.
  • Aktas E, Mansouri A & Besikci U (2013) Two-machine variable speed scheduling with sequence dependent setup times to minimize energy consumption. In: 26th European Conference on Operational Research (EURO-INFORMS 2013), Rome, 1 July 2013.
  • Bourlakis M, Maglaras G, Aktas E, Gallear D & Fotopoulos C (2013) Firm Size and Sustainable Performance in Food Supply Chains: Insights from Greek SMEs. In: 18th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2013), Salzburg, 7-10 July 2013.
  • Kabak O, Ulengin F, Onsel S, Ozaydin O & Aktas E (2012) Analyzing competitiveness of automotive industry through cumulative belief degrees. In: 10th International FLINS Conference, Istanbul, 27 August 2012.
  • Topcu YI, Aktas E, Onar SC & Doran D (2012) An analysis of supply chain related graduate programs in Europe. In: EURO XXV European Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, 8 July 2012.
  • Agaran B, Aktas E, Ulengin F, Onsel S & O K (2012) Requirements for technological improvement in logistics sector. In: 12th World Conference on Transportation Research Society (WCTR), Lisbon, 11 June 2012.
  • Cevik Onar S, Aktas E, Topcu YI & Doran D (2012) An analysis of supply chain related graduate programmes in Europe. In: Logistics Research Network Conference 2012, Cranfield, 5 September 2012.
  • Mansouri A & Aktas E (2012) Energy considerations in a two machine flowshop scheduling problem with sequence dependent setups. In: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 14 October 2012.
  • Hassan M, Ali M & Aktas E (2012) Radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies for locating warehouse resources: A conceptual framework. In: Smart SysTech 2012, Munich, 12 June 2012.
  • Aktas E, Bourlakis M, Maglaras G & Fotopoulos C (2012) Does greater company size lead to better performance? Evidence from Greek food supply chain. In: EURO XXV European Conference on Operational Research, Vilnius, 8-11 July 2012.
  • Ugurlu S, Aktas E & Topcu I (2011) A decision support system to improve service quality in multimodal rapid rail systems: A Bayesian perspective. In: 41st International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering, Los Angeles, 23 October 2011.
  • Agaran B, Ulengin F, Onsel S & Aktas E (2011) What Turkey expects from logistics outsourcing?. In: 9th International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress, Izmir, 27 September 2011.
  • Mansouri A, Aktas E, Gallear D & Golmohammadi D (2011) Towards multi-objective decision support for on-line shopping. In: POMS 22nd Annual Conference, Reno. NV, 29 April 2011.
  • Hassan M, Ali M & Aktas E (2011) Evaluating the reading performance of semi-passive RFID tags to enhance locating of warehouse resources: An experiment design. In: 8th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS 2011), Athens, 30 May 2011.
  • Ulengin F, Onsel S, Ulusoy G, Aktas E & Kabak O (2010) The analysis of the innovation performance of the countries through Bayesian causal map. In: EURO XXIV European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, 11 July 2010.
  • Aktas E, Ozaydin O, Onsel S, Bozkaya B & Ulengin F (2010) Optimizing fire station locations for Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. In: EURO XXIV European Conference on Operational Research, Lisbon, 11 July 2010.
  • Aktas E & Ulengin F (2009) Analysis of supply chain contracts using distributed decision making. In: Fourth International Workshop on Freight Transportation and Logistics, Izmir, 26 May 2009.
  • Aktas E, Ozaydin O, Ulengin F, Onsel S & Agaran B (2009) Fire brigade location selection for Istanbul. In: Operations Research / Industrial Engineering 29th National Congress, Ankara, 22 June 2009.
  • Aktas E, Murat EA, Chinnam RB, Puskorius G & Cao D (2009) A demand substitution estimation framework for configurable products. In: EURO XXIII European Conference on Operational Research, Bonn, 5 July 2009.
  • Ulusoy G, Ulengin F, Aktas E, Onsel S & Kabak O (2009) A scenario based approach to analyze innovation performance of countries. In: EURO XXIII European Conference on Operational Research, Bonn, 5 July 2009.
  • Aktas E, Ulengin F, Agaran B & Onsel S (2009) Logistics service providers in Turkey: A panel data analysis. In: Research in Transport and Logistics, Istanbul, 12 June 2009.
  • Ulengin F, Kabak O, Onsel S, Ulengin B & Aktas E (2008) Analyzing transportation-environment interactions. In: 2nd International Railway Symposium, Istanbul, 15 October 2008.
  • Aktas E, Chinnam R, Murat A, Puskorius G, Li H, Goodman B & Isikli E (2008) Strategic model for selection of vehicle configurations to improve profitability. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, La Jolla, CA, 9 May 2008.
  • Onsel S, Ulengin F, Kabak O & Aktas E (2008) An influence map-based analysis of supply chain management decision interactions. In: VI. Logistics and Supply Chain Congress, Istanbul, 6 November 2008.
  • Onsel S, Ulengin F, Ulengin B, Kabak O & Aktas E (2007) A DSS module for analyzing transport and environment interactions. In: EURO XXII European Conference on Operational Research, Prague, 8 July 2007.
  • Onsel S, Ulengin F, O. K & Aktas E (2007) A cognitive mapping approach for analyzing transport and environment interactions. In: IFAC Symposium on Computational Economics & Financial and Industrial Systems, Istanbul, 9 October 2007.
  • Aktas E & Ulengin F (2007) Supply chain contract design with multi agents. In: International Logistics and Supply Chain Congress, Istanbul, 8 November 2007.
  • Alaniazar S, Aktas E, Chinnam RB, Govindu R & E MA (2007) Application of BDI (Belief-Desire-Intention) reasoning in agents for strategic planning of new facility investment in supply chain. In: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 4 November 2007.
  • Ulengin F, Onsel S, Topcu Y, Aktas E & Kabak O (2007) Developing scenarios for the strategic transportation master plan of Turkey. In: The 11th World Conference on Transportation Research Society (WCTR), Berkeley, CA, 24 June 2007.
  • Onsel S, Ulengin F, Ulusoy G, Kabak O, Topcu Y & Aktas E (2007) A decision support system to evaluate the competitiveness of nations. In: 12th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering, Cairo, 29 December 2007.
  • Onsel S, Ulengin F, Aktas E, Kabak O & Topcu Y (2006) A new approach for the knowledge assessment of countries. In: 9th IFAC Symposium on Automated Systems Based on Human Skill And Knowledge, Nancy, 22 May 2006.
  • Aktas E, Ulengin F & Onsel Sahin S (2006) A decision support system to improve the efficiency of resource allocation in health care management. In: EURO XXI European Conference on Operational Research, Reykjavik, 2 July 2006.
  • Kabak O, Aktas E, Ulengin F, Ulusoy G & S. O (2006) Benchmarking the competitiveness of nations through neural networks and data envelopment analysis. In: INFORMS Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 5 November 2006.
  • Kabak O, Ulengin F, Aktas E, Onsel Sahin S & Y.I. T (2006) Efficient shift scheduling through 2-stage optimization in the retail sector. In: EURO XXI European Conference on Operational Research, Reykjavik, 2 July 2006.
  • Ulengin F, Onsel Sahin S, I. T, Aktas E & Kabak O (2006) A new perspective in competitiveness of nations. In: EURO XXI European Conference on Operational Research, Reykjavik, 2 July 2006.
  • Zissis D, Aktas E & Bourlakis M Sustainable Logistics Model in Food Supply Chain. In: 3rd International Conference on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change, Marathaon, 10-16 July 2016.

Books

  • Hasani S, El-Haddadeh R & Aktas E (2016) The Partner Proliferation Problem in Disaster Response Networks. In: Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations. Zobel CW, Altay N, Haselkorn MP (ed.), Springer, p. 111-133.
  • Bourlakis M, Magalaras G, Aktas E, Gallear D & Fotopoulos C (2016) Does Firm Size Influence Sustainable Performance in Food Supply Chains: Insights from Greek SMEs. In: Developments in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Past, Present and Future (forthcoming), Palgrave Macmillan, p. 253-265.
  • Ulengin F, Kabak O, Onsel S & Aktas E (2013) Assessment of implication of competitiveness on human development of countries through data envelopment analysis and cluster analysis. In: Applications of Management Science. Lawrence KD, Kleinman G (ed.), Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Onkal D & Aktas E (2011) Supply chain flexibility: Managerial implications. In: Supply Chain Management -- Pathways for Research and Practice. Onkal D, Aktas E (ed.), InTech Publishing.
  • Aktas E (eds), (2011) Supply Chain Management -- Pathways for Research and Practice, InTech Publishing.
  • Onar SC, Aktas E & Topcu YI (2010) A multi-criteria evaluation of factors affecting Internet Banking in Turkey. In: Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems. Ehrgott M, Naujoks B, Stewart TJ, Wallenius J (ed.), Springer.
  • Onsel S, Ulengin F, Ulusoy G, Kabak O, Topcu Y & Aktas E (2009) A decision support system to evaluate the competitiveness of nations (Chapter 10). In: Advances in Numerical Methods. Mastorakis N, Sakellaris J (ed.), Springer, p. 113-125.
  • Onsel S, Ulengin F, Aktas E, Kabak O & Topcu Y (2007) A new approach for evaluation of countries in terms of knowledge. In: Sitki Gozlu, A Dedication. Bayraktar D, Cebi F, Bolat B (ed.), Caglayan Press, p. 269-379.