Reengineering the Supply Chain: 3 C’s for Analysis

Drawing from two decades of academic work and industry initiatives transforming supply chain practices, Dr. Sila Çetinkaya will highlight value drivers of next generation supply chains and how collaboration, cooperation, and coordination in the supply chain can eventually benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and quality of life.

A headshot of Sila Çetinkaya, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.

Dr. Çetinkaya is chair and professor in the Department of Engineering Management, Information, and Systems (EMIS), having joined the Lyle School of Engineering as the Cecil H. Green Professor of Engineering for EMIS in 2014. She holds a courtesy appointment as professor in the Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) Department at SMU’s Cox School of Business and is a senior fellow in the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity.

Dr. Çetinkaya’s research in quantitative methods for supply-chain operations, stochastic optimal control theory, and applied probability has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advanced Technology Program, Nokia, Pepsi-Co, and Frito-Lay among others. She is the author of over 60 journal and conference papers in high impact outlets of management science and industrial engineering and serves as a department editor of IIE Transactions, the flagship journal of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Dr. Çetinkaya received the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (2001). She was selected for Frontiers of Engineering by the National Academy of Engineering (2005) in recognition of her scholarly contributions and leadership. She was elected and named an IIE Fellow (2012) for outstanding contributions to industrial engineering and received the IIE Logistics and Supply Chain Division’s Annual Teaching Award (2015).

Dr. Çetinkaya earned a Ph.D. in management science and systems in 1996 from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada; an M.S. in industrial engineering in 1991 from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey; and a B.S. in industrial engineering in 1989 from Istanbul Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey.

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