President, Advanced Business Analytics (ABA)/PMC
Onur Ulgen, PhD, is the founder and President of ABA and its sister company, PMC. Onur’s present consulting and research interests include applications of simulation and mathematical optimization, forecasting and statistical methods. Under his leadership, ABA has grown to be a premier Business Intelligence firm with more than 50 IT and analytics consultants developing descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive models for Automotive, Insurance, Security, Healthcare and Energy Industries. During that time, PMC, ABA’s sister engineering services company, has grown to be one of the largest independent operations and industrial engineering firms in North America with more than 100 Engineers on its staff. PMC has completed over 6000 productivity improvement projects for over 700 companies including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, VW, Toyota, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, General Electric, Johnson Controls, Merck, Northrup Grumman, Sara Lee, Sony, St. Johns Hospital, and Whirlpool.
Onur holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, MSc and PhD degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, and is also a Professor of Industrial / Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Onur is a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and one of the Founders of the Michigan Simulation Users Group (MSUG). Onur has published more than 50 papers and has managed over 400 large-scale projects.