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In a broad sense, Zumbul does research on supply chain management. Her main research interest is on multi-echelon supply chains subject to demand and supply uncertainties. Her objective is to evaluate the consequences of these uncertainties and develop strategies to mitigate their impact. In addition Zumbul does research on revenue management and retail operations. In particular, she is interested in understanding how retailers’ revenue management related decisions complement and substitute the supply chain management decisions. 

Zumbul serves as the research director of the European Supply Chain Forum's Circular Program. She is also serving as the chair of Education Committee-Industrial Engineering at TU/e.  

Academic background

Zumbul Atan received her PhD in Industrial Engineering in 2010 from Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Lehigh University, PA, USA. She holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU) (2002) and Bilkent University (2004), respectively.  

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Partners in (semi-)industry

European Supply Chain Forum Companies; Office Depot; VidaXL; bol.com

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Teacher, Tias Nimbas Business School

2023 → …

Board member, Beta Research School for Operations Management and Logistics

2022 → …

Program Committee, Graduate Program Operations Management & Logistics (GP-OML)

2022 → …

Teacher, Antwerp Management School

2021 → …


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