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 of the first supply chain center in the US (established in 1919) called the H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University. He also serves as the Whitman Research Fellow.
Dr. Kazaz’s research interests include risk mitigation, supply chain finance, and socially-responsible supply chains. His publications emphasize agricultural supply chains, and his work on the pricing and impact of wine futures is well recognized in the wine industry. His publications can be found in premier journals such as Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. His papers have been the recipient of the 2017 Wickham Skinner Prize from the Production and Operations Management Society, the 2016 Best Paper Award 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’s teaching is recognized with numerous awards. He served as the Whitman Teaching Fellow from 2010 to 2012, and is the recipient of the first-ever Whitman School of Management Teaching Innovation Award in 2011.
Dr. Kazaz 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, and is supported through grants from Staples, IBM, and APICS.
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