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“In my research on Sustainable Supply Chains, I treat sustainability explicitly within the supply chain design and operations, without neglecting the economic aspects. This approach is very important, because the economic aspect of sustainability is essential to choices made by companies about the structure of their operations as well as policy decisions of governments.”

Research profile

Tarkan Tan is an associate professor in the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology TU/e. His research interests include inventory theory, capacity management, spare parts management, and supply chain management with a particular focus on sustainability.

Sustainability is an ever developing field: The process of making a supply chain truly sustainable can never have a well-defined endpoint. Instead, a more sustainable supply chain is one that is better at identifying current and future environmental and social impacts, and finding ways to mitigate those. Tarkan is currently working on problems such as where to exert sustainability efforts within the whole supply chain, behavioral aspects in sustainable demand planning, food waste minimization, and technology choices for transportation. He plans to continue working on the field of sustainable supply chains and strengthen this area within the TU/e.

Academic background

Tarkan Tan received his Ph.D. from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2002). He spent one year at Columbia University, New York, as a Fulbright scholar. He joined TU/e as a post-doc researcher in 2003 and started working as an assistant professor the same year in the Operations, Planning, Accounting, and Control group. He is the director of the Operations Management and Logistics MSc program since April 2014. He has spent academic terms at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Sydney Business School as a visiting scholar. He serves at the boards of BETA Research School and the European Supply Chain Forum.

Tarkan serves as an associate editor for Mathematical Methods of Operations Research and has served as a guest editor for the International Journal of Production Economics. He has published articles in academic journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, IIE Transactions, Transportation Science, Naval Research Logistics, and European Journal of Operational Research, and recently co-edited a book entitled “Sustainable Supply Chains: A Research-based Textbook on Operations and Strategy”.

Affiliated with

  • Executive Master of Operations and Supply Chain Management program of TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg.

Partners in (semi-)industry

  • Royal Netherlands Navy
  • ASML
  • Philips
  • NedTrain

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Spare Parts Mathematics
Warehouses Engineering & Materials Science
Costs Engineering & Materials Science
Inventory Management Mathematics
Inventory control Engineering & Materials Science
Carbon Engineering & Materials Science
Inventory Control Mathematics
Availability Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2013 2016

Integrated Maintenance and Service Logistics Concepts for Maritime Assets

van Houtum, G., van Houtum, G., Tan, T., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Eruguz-Çolak, A. S., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P. & Vermeulen, B.

1/07/1331/12/16

Project: Research direct

Research Output 2004 2019

46 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Double-counting in supply chain carbon footprinting

Caro, F., Corbett, C. J., Tan, T. & Zuidwijk, R. A., 2013, In : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 15, 4, p. 545-558 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Carbon
Supply chain
Greenhouse gas emissions
Life cycle assessment
Costs
19 Citations (Scopus)
184 Downloads (Pure)

Inventory control in a spare parts distribution system with emergency stocks and pipeline information

Howard, C., Marklund, J., Tan, T. & Reijnen, I. C., 19 Feb 2015, In : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 17, 2, p. 142-156

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Spare parts
Warehouse
Distribution system
Emergency
Inventory control
11 Citations (Scopus)
125 Downloads (Pure)

Inventory control with multiple setup costs

Alp, O., Huh, W. T. & Tan, T., 2014, In : Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 16, 1, p. 89-103 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
Batch
Setup cost
Inventory control
Optimal solution
Fixed costs
29 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Switching transport modes to meet voluntary carbon emission targets

Hoen, K. M. R., Tan, T., Fransoo, J. C. & Houtum, van, G. J. J. A. N., 2014, In : Transportation Science. 48, 4, p. 592-608 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Carbon
Logistics
Sales
producer
Liquids

Sustainable supply chains: a research-based textbook on operations and strategy

Bouchery, Y. (ed.), Corbett, C. J. (ed.), Fransoo, J. C. (ed.) & Tan, T. (ed.), 2017, New York: Springer. 517 p. (Springer Series in Supply Chain Management; vol. 4)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademic

Industrial engineering
Supply chain
Industrial ecology
Textbooks
Life cycle assessment

Prizes

Best Lecturer in Operations Management and Logistics MSc program

Tarkan Tan (Recipient), 2012

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Best Lecturer in Operations Management and Logistics MSc program

Tarkan Tan (Recipient), 2009

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Fulbright Scholarship for Ph.D. studies at Columbia Business School

Tarkan Tan (Recipient), 1996

Prize: OtherScholarshipsScientific

IISE Transactions 2019 Design & Manufacturing Best Paper Award

Engin Topan (Recipient), Tarkan Tan (Recipient), Geert-Jan van Houtum (Recipient) & Rommert Dekker (Recipient), 18 May 2019

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

File
Manufacturing

Activities 2005 2017

  • 8 Publication peer-review
  • 4 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 2 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of board

BETA Research School (Organisational unit)

Tarkan Tan (Member)
Nov 2017 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of boardScientific

University of Calgary

Tarkan Tan (Visiting researcher)
9 Oct 201720 Oct 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

Kühne Logistics University

Tarkan Tan (Visiting researcher)
18 Apr 201720 Apr 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

University of Sydney

Tarkan Tan (Visiting researcher)
1 Nov 20161 Apr 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institutionScientific

IISE Transactions (Journal)

Tarkan Tan (Referee)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-reviewScientific

Courses

Production Control (PhD level)

1/09/09 → …

Course

Sustainable supply chains

1/09/15 → …

Course

Press / Media

RESEARCH: Inside IISE Journals

G.J.J.A.N. van Houtum & Tarkan Tan

1/02/18

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Student theses

A condition based maintenance method based on indirect condition information for DAF Trucks N.V.

Author: Fleuren, W., 15 Sep 2015

Supervisor: Tan, T. (Supervisor 1) & Topan, E. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

A decision analysis model for multiple investment scenarios in the long-term

Author: van Donkelaar, B., 31 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Udenio, M. (Supervisor 1) & Tan, T. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

A framework for implementing condition based maintenance based on operational data

Author: Stadhouders, H., 30 Apr 2011

Supervisor: van Houtum, G. (Supervisor 1), Tan, T. (Supervisor 2) & Elwany, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

An analysis of the warranty and service costs of MRI scanners at Philips Healthcare

Author: Mattheij, P., 30 Nov 2013

Supervisor: Tan, T. (Supervisor 1) & Peng, H. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

File

An assessment methodology for the logistics emissions of companies

Author: Lenoble, N., 28 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Tan, T. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

File