Dr. Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz

Dr. Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz

Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza Program

Dr. Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz is Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program. He is also a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics.

He completed his PhD at the Department of Management Science at the University of Washington in July 2006. He earned his BS and MS degrees from the Department of Industrial Engineering at Bilkent University, Turkey in 1999 and 2001, respectively.

His main research interests are inventory and supply chain management, optimizing distribution systems, contracts, and modeling operations systems. Mr. Gurbuz has been a consultant to AT&T Wireless, AREX, and RENFE. He has been a visiting professor at MIT CTL in 2009 and City University of Hong Kong in 2014.

He has also published in journals such as Management Science and Operations Research Letters.

Research Areas

Resilience, SC Security & Risk Management

The Research Group on Resilience, SC Security & Risk Management tackles the challenging question of how to achieve efficient and secure supply chains.

Advanced Inventory Management

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.

Projects

Next generation Technologies for networked Europe

Acronym: NEXT – NET Project number: 768884 Funding Body: European Commission – H2020 Type of funding: Public Main Researcher: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz Start date: 01/10/2017 End date: 30/09/2019 Duration: 24 months https://nextnetproject.eu/ Project description The aim of the project is to put in place a cross-sectoral and cross-technological initiative at European level to increase integration […]

Towards growth for business by flexible processing in customer-driven value chains

Acronym: INSPIRE Project number: 723748 Funding Body: European Commission – Horizon 2020 Type of funding: Public Main Researcher: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz Start date: 1/09/16 End date: 31/08/18 Duration: 24 months www.inspire-eu-project.eu Project description INSPIRE aims at increasing the competitiveness of European manufacturing which depends on producing differentiated and high added value products in an efficient […]

Consistently Optimised Resilient Secure Global Supply-Chains

Acronym: COREProject Reference: FP7-SEC-2013-1 Project Number: 603993 Funding body: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme Type of Funding: Public Main Researcher: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz Other Researchers: Luca Urciuoli, Spyros Lekkakos Start date: 01/05/2014 End date: 30/04/2018 Duration: 4 years CORE presented at Intermodal Europe 2014 – Press release Website Newsletter CORE Newsletter – Dic 2014 CORE […]

Re use and development of Security Knowledge assets for International Postal Supply Chains

Acronym: SAFEPOST Official reference: 285104 Funding body: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme Type of funding: Public Main Researcher: Mozart Menezes Other Researchers: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz, María Jesús Sáenz, Luca Urciuoli Duration (1-04-2012 to 31-03-2016): 48 months Project Description SAFEPOST aims to raise the current level of postal security by integrating innovative screening solutions suitable for […]

Comprehensive Management of Electronic Product Return Logistics: Design of the Return Chain

Acronym: RETURNET Official reference: DPI2007-65827-C02-02 Funding Body: Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) Type of Funding: Public Main Researcher: Prashant Yadav Other Researchers: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz, Jarrod Goentzel, Carolina García, Santiago Blasco Project Description This project studies the complete process that products undergo from pick-up in the reverse chain to processing (recycling, repair, etc.) at […]

Common assessment and analysis of risk in global supply chains

Acronym: CASSANDRA Official reference: 261795 Funding Body: European Commission – 7th Framework Programme Type of Funding: Public Main Researcher: Mario Monsreal Barrera Other Researchers: Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz Term: 3 years   Project Description The challenges facing international intermodal container logistics are efficiency and security. These seemingly conflicting issues have a common solution: supply chain visibility, […]

Publications

Is it fake? Using potentially low Quality suppliers as back-up when genuine suppliers are unavailable

Wagner, L., Gürbüz, M.C., Parlar, M. Is it fake? Using potentially low Quality suppliers as back-up when genuine suppliers are unavailable.International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 213, July 2019, pp. 185-200.

Managing and reallocating inventory across two markets with local information

Spiliotopoulou, E., Donohue, K., Gürbüz, M.C., Sebastian H. Managing and reallocating inventory across two markets with local information. European Journal of Operational Research, Volume 266, Issue 2, 16 April 2018, Pages 531-542

Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital

Gürbüz, M. C., Kella, R., Agrogiannis, C. Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital. Supply Chain Management Review, published online, September 28, 2016

Information reliability in supply chains: the case of multiple retailers

Spiliotopoulou, E., Donohue, K., Gürbüz, MG. Information reliability in supply chains: the case of multiple retailers, Production & Operations Management. Special Issue on Multi-methodological Research in Production and Operations Management, Vol. 25 (3), March 2016, pp. 548–567

Coordinated Replenishment Strategies in Inventory/Distribution Systems

Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz, Kamran Moinzadeh, Yong-Pin Zhou, Coordinated Replenishment Strategies in Inventory/Distribution Systems, Management Science, Vol. 53 (2) (2007) 293–307

Supplier diversification under binomial yield

Fadıloglu M., Berk E., Gürbüz Ç., Supplier diversification under binomial yield, Operations Research Letters, Vol. 36 (2008) 539–542

Managerial Publications

3D printing: impact on supply chains

By Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz

Surveying a road map for future supply chain research

By Dr. Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz and Dr. Victoria Muerza

How are counterfeit drugs procured?

Gürbüz, M. C., Wagner L. How are counterfeit drugs procured?. MIT Supply Chain Frontiers, May 20, 2014

ZLC Report Paves the Way for TIR Transportation in the Black Sea Area

By Dr. Mustafa Çägri Gürbüz, Dr. Milos Milenkovic, Dr. Luca Urciuoli and Dr. Susana Val

Static Inventory an Untapped Source of Working Capital

By Mustafa Çagri Gürbüz, Rajesh Kella and Christos Agrogiannis

Grants & Awards

Full scholarship from Bilkent University (BS and MS) and from University of Washington (PhD)

Bertauche Transportation Fellowship, Evert McCabe Endowed Fellowship, and Dean’s Achievement Award from University of Washington.