A Computer Simulation Model to Determine The Productivity of an Investment on a Container Terminal
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11 Aralık 2017 - 14:00
YerMühendislik Binası A-511
Title: A Computer Simulation Model to Determine The Productivity of an Investment on a Container Terminal
Abstract: In this study, it has been presented an approach that combines the advantages of simulation models and Data Envelopment Analysis optimization method in order to reach an optimum investment decision for the enhancement of a container terminal. For this purpose it was decided to approach the problem by a discrete event simulation model, in order to reproduce the activities carried out inside a container terminal, to estimate the monthly container throughput and average ship turnaround time for different investment scenarios. To be able to evaluate the optimum investment decision for the target container terminal, total of 16 simulation scenario were employed. For each scenario, different sets of terminal equipment were assigned to simulation model as input. These parameters are length of quay, number of quay cranes, yard trucks and yard cranes. The objective is, on the one side, to minimize average ship turnaround time and on the other side, to maximize container throughput generated by the terminal.
As a follow on step, Data Envelopment Analyses method is utilized as a tool to evaluate the relative efficiencies of these outputs gathered from container simulation scenarios. At the end, cost efficiency analysis is conducted to be able to decide best investment package for the enlargement of the target container terminal with minimum cost.
Biography: Dr. Mücahit ŞİŞLİOĞLU, graduated from Turkish Naval Academy, worked as a Naval Officer on board Turkish Navy destroyers and frigates. He was the commanding officer of TCG Yıldırım and TCG Oruçreis frigates. He was retired from the Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral (UH) in 2012. Currently, he has been working in Yeditepe University as Secretary General since June 2016.
He has a sufficient background in NATO and international relations including crises management, naval operations and transportation, computer simulation modelling.
B.Sc.: Turkish Naval Academy, Operation Research, 1978,
M.Sc.: Naval Postgraduate School, California/USA, Operation Research, 1984.
M.Sc.: Naval Staff College, 1989 and Armed Forces College, 1996.
NATO Defense College, Rome / ITALY, 1991 Ph. D. Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering, Piri Reis University, 2017 Undergraduate, Logistics, Anadolu University, 2017