Gül E. Okudan Kremer

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Emergency Department (ED) crowding is a major problem in the U.S. like in many other countries worldwide. This problem is adversely affecting the safety of the patients who rely on receiving a timely treatment in EDs. As a part of solving this problem, a triage process is utilized. Triage is a pre-hospital process by which patients are sorted according to(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)
We are surrounded by numerous multi-generation product (MGP) lines, ranging from Gillette’s razor products to BMW’s 3series 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. When(More)
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)
Despite the importance of the matter and significant research efforts extended, adoption of the sustainability tools and methods to design and produce more sustainable products is slower than desired. This has been attributed to the extensive and complex nature of the relevant knowledge landscape, which also makes it harder on non-expert engineers to select(More)
This paper seeks to test and to determine a suitable aggregation method to represent a set of rankings made by individual decision makers (DMs). A case study for triage prioritization is used to test the aggregation methods. The triage is a decision-making process with which patients are prioritized according to their medical condition and chance of(More)
As products and their manufacturing systems have become more sophisticated and complex, both industry and academia have widely discussed complexity in product design and manufacturing to understand its impact. However, the impact of complexity on manufacturing performance has not been clearly articulated in the previous empirical studies despite the widely(More)
Product-service innovation projects in company contexts are not yet supported by clear theories and methodologies. Our objective is to analyse innovation and idea generation from fuzzy front end until the selected design concept, assessing its potential to be successfully developed and launched on the market. We propose a protocol concerning 19 innovation(More)