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dr. E. Topan (Engin)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am an assistant professor of reliability, maintenance and service logistics at University of Twente. I received my Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, in 2010. I worked as a researcher and instructor at Cankaya University, Turkish Military Academy, and Eindhoven University of Technology. I was involved in research projects on proactive after-sales service logistics for capital goods (ProSeLo, ProSeLoNext) and proactive maintenance planning (MANTIS). I am currently working on two project initiatives:  PERISCOP, which is on AI-empowered flexible production and supply planning for SME+s, and participating in this project as a co-lead, and OpsCenter, which is on service control towers for after-sales service logistics and participating in this project as a co-applicant.

My current research interests lie in using data for (i) predictive maintenance and spare parts supply planning in after-sales service logistics of capital goods, (ii) proactive and adaptive production planning and predictive maintenance for Industry 4.0 (smart industry). I am currently working on projects on (i) predicting, planning, and scheduling for service control towers in after-sales service logistics, and (ii) Industry 4.0 (smart industry), flexible and proactive production and supply planning and scheduling with a particular focus on SME+s.

 

 

Expertise

Mathematics
Inventory Control
Spare Parts
Business & Economics
Inventory Control
Spare Parts
Warehouse
Engineering & Materials Science
Control Towers
Inventory Control
Warehouses

Publications

Recent

UT Research Information System

Google Scholar Link

Education

September 2017  - Present: University of Twente (UT), Enschede.

Assistant Professor at Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems

Courses Given: 

Quartile 1 

Maintenance part in Aerospace Maintenance Operations BSc minor (3 lectures, 1 tutoring of 2 assignment questions) 

Module 1 in Introduction to IEM/IBA in the BSc program: One lecture on Supply Chains, one tutoring on Wood Supply Game

Introduction IEM in IEM MSc program (facilitating Logistics Support Game for two-three sessions)

Quartile 2

Advanced Inventory Management in IEM MSc program (lecturing multi-echelon part 2-3 lectures, tutorial of an assignment, preparing and tutoring a large assignment on forecasting and inventory management)

After Sales Service Logistics in IEM MSc program (lecturing 2 lectures, tutorial of an assignment)

Tutoring groups of the Fresh Connection Game for IBA BSc program.

Quartile 3

Reliability Engineering and Maintenance Management in MSc program (course coordinator, and also lecturing about 4 ECTS out of the 5 ECTS course, and tutoring assignments and question hours)

Introduction IEM in IEM MSc program (facilitating Logistics Support Game for two-three sessions)

Quartile 4

Module 4 Supply Chain Management in IEM BSc program (coordinator, teaching Supply Chain Network Design part, 3 lectures, 1 tutorial)

Tutoring and coordinating groups of the Fresh Connection Game for IEM BSc program.

Supervision

Supervising graduation assignments of (currently) 12-14 BSc/MSc students (per year) either as a first or second supervisor.

May 2016 – September 2017: University of Twente (UT), Enschede.

Postdoc at Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems under the project Proactive Service Logistics for Advanced Capital Goods Next (ProSeLoNext), is founded by Dutch consortium TKI-Logistiek

 

September 2013 - June 2016: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven.

Instructor at Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Control Group

Courses Given: 

  • Production and Inventory Control,
  • Maintenance and Service Logistics,
  • System Dynamics (Graduate course),
  • Supply Chain Operations Planning (Graduate course),
  • Capitals Goods for Service Supply Chains (Graduate course),
  • Modelling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems (Graduate course) 

 

September 2012 – August 2013: Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven.

Postdoc at Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Control Group under the project Proactive Service Logistics for Advanced Capital Goods (ProSeLo), is founded by Dutch consortium TKI-Dinalog

Courses Given: 

  • Modelling and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems (Graduate course) 

 

August 2011 - August 2012: Military Academy, Ankara.

Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Courses Given: 

  • System Dynamics,
  • Operations Research II,
  • Queueing Theory and its Applications (PhD course)

 

March 2010 – July 2011: Çankaya University, Ankara.

Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering

Courses Given: 

  • Work Study and Ergonomics

 

September 2010 – March 2010: Çankaya University, Ankara.

Instructor at the Department of Industrial Engineering

Courses Given: 

  • Work Study and Ergonomics,
  • Operations Research I

 

September 2002 – August 2010: Çankaya University, Ankara.

Teaching Assistant at the Department of Industrial Engineering

Courses Assisted: Stochastic Processes, Decision Analysis, Operations Research-I, Operations Research-II, Production Planning and Operations Analysis I, Production Planning and Operations Analysis II, Introduction to Probability, Biosystem Engineering, Engineering Economy, Operations Analysis and Design, Systems Design, System Synthesis

 

Affiliated Study Programmes

Bachelor

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

Courses in the current academic year are added at the moment they are finalised in the Osiris system. Therefore it is possible that the list is not yet complete for the whole academic year.
 

Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

Projects

Proactive Service Logistics for Advanced Capital Goods Next (ProSeLoNext), is founded by Dutch consortium TKI

2015-ongoing: Researcher (http://www.nwo.nl/actueel/nieuws/2015/magw/6-consortia-aan-de-slag-binnen-accelerator.html)

 

Cyber Physical System based Proactive Collaborative Maintenance (MANTIS) is an EU project, funded by ECSEL (http://www.ecsel-ju.eu/)

2015-ongoing: Task leader, Researcher (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/198079_en.html)

 

Proactive Service Logistics for Advanced Capital Goods (ProSeLo), is founded by Dutch consortium TKI-DINALOG

2012-2015: Researcher (http://www.dinalog.nl/en/projects/r_d_projects/proselo)

 

Predictive Real-time Integrated Smart Control of Operations and Planning (PERISCOP) for Manufacturers (Active PROPOSAL submitted to NWA-Perspectief round 2021/2022)

2020-ongoing: Co-lead https://www.nwo.nl/en/researchprogrammes/programme-initiatives

Operations control centers for sustainable after-sales services (OpsCenter) (Active PROPOSAL submitted to NWA-Perspectief round 2020)

2020-ongoing: Co-applicant, https://www.nwo.nl/en/researchprogrammes/programme-initiatives

 

 

Current Projects

Finished Projects

Media

Our paper with my coauthors received the IISE Transactions 2019 Design and Manufacturing Best paper.

https://twitter.com/EnginTopan/status/1134520051996999680


In the press

Our paper with the title "Using Imperfect Advance Demand Information in Lost-Sales Inventory Systems with the Option of Returning Inventory", which is published in IISE Transactions, is featured in ISE Magazine February issue.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ykl2ZpzoWv4J:https://industrialengineer.epubxp.com/i/932786/53+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=nl&client=firefox-b-ab

https://twitter.com/EnginTopan/status/978334509551771648

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 3335
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  3335
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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