Gül E. Okudan Kremer

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With increasing competition in the market, expediting the problem solving process has become crucial in the industry. As such, a number of problem solving techniques have been devised to efficiently tackle problems of varying natures. Two such techniques, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) and Axiomatic Design (AD), have been widely applied in a(More)
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We are surrounded by numerous multi-generation product (MGP) lines, ranging from Gillette's razor products to BMW's 3-series sedans. Due to a rapidly changing and technology-intense market environment, the use of an MGP strategy has become a popular management tool for companies; numerous academic and industrial testaments exist pointing to its success.(More)
This paper puts forward a novel assessment framework, based on the Model of Domain Learning (MDL), to assess student development in various professional skills across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. New graduates are not only required to have good technical skills but also excel in professional skills to be successful in(More)
A method is introduced to incorporate sustainability considerations in the early design stages, while simultaneously accounting for supply chain factors, such as cost and lead time. Overall, this work is our first step in understanding the trade-offs between sustainability metrics and more traditional supply chain performance metrics (i.e., cost and lead(More)
In today's market, companies tend to develop long-term multiple-generation product strategies instead of releasing consecutive single products to maintain market competitiveness. Even though this strategy affords market vitality, it also can bring about inter-product-line cannibalization. Cannibalization within a multiple-generation product line is a(More)
The benefit of integrating product design decisions and supply chain design decisions has been recognized by researchers. Such integration can facilitate better communication between design teams and operations groups. Consequently , potential supply chain risks can be highlighted and addressed before the launch of a new product. Modular-ization is one of(More)