Burak Kazaz is the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence and Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management. He 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’s research interests include the integration of 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 Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management. He also serves as a Senior Editor for Production and Operations Management.
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.
- Dr. Kazaz's research interests include the interactions between:
1. supply chain operations (purchasing
- 2. marketing (pricing
- Market segmentation)
- And3. finance (managing economic/currency risks
Dr. Kazaz is known for his work on 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 Science
- Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
- And Production and Operations Management.