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Burak Kazaz is the Steven Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management, and the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He is the Executive Director of the first research center established in the field of supply chain management in the US (in 1919), the H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University. He presently serves as the Whitman Research Fellow.

Dr. Kazaz’s research interests include the integration of supply chain operations (purchasing, production, distribution), marketing (pricing, market segmentation), and finance (managing economic/currency risks, hedging), with a special interest in managing uncertainty and risk (e.g. exchange-rate fluctuations, supply disruptions, lead-time uncertainty, quality uncertainty, demand fluctuations) in global supply chains. His publications can be found in premier journals such as Management ScienceManufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. His papers have been the recipient of the 2016 Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award from the Production and Operations Management Society, the 2016 Best Paper from the College of Humanitarian Operations and Crises Management of the Production and Operations Management Society, the 2015 INFORMS President’s Pick (December) as the best paper, and the 2014 Best Analytical Paper Award from the Decision Sciences Institute (2014). He serves as an Associate Editor for Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, as a Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management, and as an Area Editor for IIE Transactions. 

Dr. Kazaz also served as a Whitman Teaching Fellow from 2010 to 2012, and is the recipient of the first-ever Whitman School of Management Teaching Innovation Award in 2011. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey, and his Ph.D. from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. Prior to this appointment, he taught at the University of Miami and at Loyola University of Chicago. His teaching experience includes undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA courses, and Ph.D. seminars on operations management, global supply chain management, and logistics.

Dr. Kazaz also worked at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. His work is recognized by IBM, British Petroleum, and Procter & Gamble.

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Burak Kazaz
The Steven R. Becker Professor of Supply Chain Management
The Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence
Executive Director, The H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management
Whitman Research Fellow
Whitman School of Management
Syracuse University
721 University Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244
ph:(315) 443-7381, fax: (315) 442-1461, email: bkazaz@syr.edu
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