Collaborations

Ekol is one of the largest investors in R&D in the logistics industry, and collaborates with academics and students alike at the relevant university departments in the following fields:

  • SAN-TEZ Program
  • TÜBİTAK – TEYDEB Programs
  • EU Framework Programs
  • University-Industry Collaboration Programs

Contact: rand@ekol.com

open invitation to academicians and students

Principles

The Ekol R&D Center adheres to the following principles and processes to achieve impressive results with high standards in university collaborations:

  • Collaboration projects tackle a tangible industrial problem at Ekol Logistics and introduce a scientific solution for it.
  • The subject, scope, purpose and results of the study are established clearly from the very outset.
  • The Ekol R&D team is actively involved in the study process.
  • The progress in the project is tracked continuously throughout the study.
  • The entire scientific publications which arise as a result of the study are encouraged.

University Collaborations

Proje: Design Automatic Warehouse and Field Management Processes in the FMCG Industry, and Develop a Commercializable Product through System Integration
Collaborating Institution: Selçuk University - Turkey
Support Program: TÜBİTAK 1501 – Industrial Projects Support Program
Project: Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems Optimization with Smart Algorithms
Collaborating Institution: Dokuz Eylül University - Turkey
Support Program: TÜBİTAK 1501 – Industrial Projects Support Program
Project: Develop a Dynamic and Open-to-Improvement Tow Truck and Trailer Tracking System
Collaborating Institution: Marmara University - Turkey
Support Program: TÜBİTAK 1501 – Industrial Projects Support Program
Project: Data Analysis for Sustainable Logistics
Collaborating Institution: Athens Technology Center (ATC) - Greece, SINTEF - Norway, Software AG - Germany, VLTN GCV - Belgium, University of Novi Sad - Serbia, Cranfield University - The UK, Optilog - Greece, Ekol Lojistik - Turkey, Danaos - Cyprus
Support Program: HORIZON 2020 - ICT
Project: Sofia – Added Value Logistics Network Planning and Process Innovation Logistic Network Planning and Process Innovation Project
Collaborating Institutions: Fraunhofer IML, CLAAS – Germany, Wincor Nixdorf – Germany, Ekol Lojistik GmbH – Germany
Support Program: BMBF – Germany
Project: Overhaul Warehouse Material Flow with the Latest Technology and Applications for Retail Industry Warehouse Operation Processes
Collaborating Institution: Sabancı University
Support Program: TÜBİTAK 1501 – Industrial Projects Support Program
Project: Develop a Real-Time Simulation-Based Supply-Chain Risk Management Methodology and Vehicle for Multi-Model Freight Transportation between Turkey and Germany
Collaborating Institution: Koç University - Turkey, University of Duisburg-Essen – Germany, Kombiverkehr KG – Germany
Support Program: TÜBİTAK 1509 – Support Program with International Partners

Collaborations in the Past Year

Anadolu University

University-Industry Collaboration Project

Develop a Mathematical Model and Decision Support System for Heterogeneous Fleet Vehicle Routing Problem

Izmir University of Economics
Yaşar University

TÜBİTAK ARDEB 1001

Load Combining and Load Planning

Marmara University

TEYDEB Project Academic Collaboration

Develop a Dynamic and Open-to-Improvement Tow Truck and Trailer Tracking System

Middle East Technical University

Postgraduate Dissertation Support

Improve Double- and-Multi-Depth Automatic Storage Systems/Automatic Storage System through Analysis of Current Algorithm, Time and Distance Analysis

Ege University

TEYDEB Project Academic Collaboration

Multi-Depth Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems Optimization with Smart Algorithms

Ege University

Doctoral Dissertation Support

Multi-Depth Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems Optimization with Smart Algorithms

Bilkent University

University Project

Warehouse Shelf Addressing and Space-Making Optimization Algorithm

Middle East Technical University

University Project

Warehouse Shelf Addressing and Space-Making Optimization Algorithm

Selçuk University

TEYDEB Project Academic Collaboration

Design Automatic Warehouse and Field Management Processes in the FMCG Industry, and Develop a Commercializable Product through System Integration

Galatasaray University

Postgraduate Dissertation Support

Use of Unclear Multiple-Criteria Decision Making Methods in Assessment of Factors that Affect Intermodal Load Transportation Type

Beykent University

Academic Publication

Domestic Distribution Micro Network Route Optimization Project