dr. T. (Tarkan) Tan - Expertises

Tan, dr. T.
Adres :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Faculteit :
Faculteit Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Afdeling :
Operations Planning Acc. & Control
Functiecategorie :
Universitair Hoofddocent (UHD)
Functie :
Universitair Hoofddocent
Intern adres :
Pav F.07
Tel :
040-247 3950
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Email :

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  • D14240 - IndustriĆ«le productie, mechanische technologie, robotica
  • D70000 - Economie en bedrijfskunde
  • D11700 - Operationele research
  • Duurzame logistiek
  • Service supply chains for capital goods
  • Logistiek



Dr. Tarkan Tan is an associate professor in the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology and he is the director of Operations Management and Logistics MSc program since April 2014. Dr. Tan received his Ph.D in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2002. He pursued one year of his studies towards his Ph.D. degree at Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, Management Science/Operations Research division, New York, as a Fulbright scholar. He joined Eindhoven University of Technology 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. In 2010 he has spent an academic term at the University of California, Los Angeles, as a visiting scholar. Dr. Tan has been elected twice as the best lecturer in Operations Management and Logistics MSc program, by “Industria”, the organization of the Industrial Engineering students of Eindhoven University of Technology. He is an executive board member of the European Supply Chain Forum. His research interests include inventory theory, capacity management, spare parts management, and supply chain management with a particular focus on sustainability. He has published articles in academic journals such as Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Transportation Science, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, Operations Research Letters, and European Journal of Operational Research.