Dr. Gültekin Kuyzu

Dr. Gültekin Kuyzu

Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza Program and Director of the PhD Summer Academy

Dr. Gültekin Kuyzu is Professor of Supply Chain Management and PhD Summer Academy Director at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program. He is also Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL).

He received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007, and his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002.

His research focuses on quantitative methods for the design and management of logistics and supply chain operations; such as collaborative logistics, transportation procurement auctions, inventory routing, real-life vehicle routing, workforce routing and scheduling, network design, and production planning. His research has been published in journals such as Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, and Computers & Operations Research.

Prior to joining ZLC, he was a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Engineering at TOBB University of Economics and Technology in Ankara, Turkey. He is the co-founder of a software start-up focusing on the development of planning tools for logistics operations. Previously, he worked for four years at Agility, a leading global third-party logistics company, where he developed optimization-based decision support systems and other supply chain solutions for internal and external customers around the world.

Research Areas

Manufacturing & Logistics Analytics

In order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible, companies have to design smart replenishment systems.

Sustainable Networks

In order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible, companies have to design smart replenishment systems.

Publications

Lane covering with partner bounds in collaborative truckload transportation procurement

Kuyzu, G. Lane covering with partner bounds in collaborative truckload transportation procurement, Computers & Operations Research, 77, 32-43, 2017.

Bid price optimization for truckload carriers in simultaneous transportation procurement auctions

Kuyzu, G., Akyol, Ç. G., Ergun, Ö., Savelsbergh, M. Bid price optimization for truckload carriers in simultaneous transportation procurement auctions, Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 73, 34-38, 2015

Cyclic delivery schedules for an inventory routing problem

Ekici, A., Özener, O. Ö., Kuyzu, G. Cyclic delivery schedules for an inventory routing problem, Transportation Science, 49 (4), 817-829, 2015.

Shipper collaboration

Ergun, Ö., Kuyzu, G., Savelsbergh, M. Shipper collaboration, Computers & Operations Research, 34 (6), 1551-1560, 2007.

Reducing truckload transportation costs through collaboration

Ergun, Ö., Kuyzu, G., Savelsbergh, M. Reducing truckload transportation costs through collaboration, Transportation Science, 41 (2), 206-221, 2007.