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Academic Specialization: Operation Management
Research interests: Revenue management, Supply chain management, Perishable and recyclable inventory control, Information usage in inventory control – estimation and policy design, Operations strategy
Professor Emre Berk received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering at Bogazici University. With a Fulbright Scholarship, he received his M.S. degree in mechanical engineering at Washington State University. He continued his education in Management at University of Washington receiving his MBA and his PhD in Operations Management. Dr. Berk has taught courses at the undergraduate, MBA, doctoral, executive MBA and executive education levels at University of Washington, Bilkent University, Middle East Technical University, MIT at Zaragoza and Texas A&M University. His teaching and research interests are perishable inventory management, value chain management, production planning, sustainable operations and carbon economies. His research has been funded by the NSF and TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) and appeared in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, IIE Transactions, Naval Research Logistics, European Journal of Operational Research, OR Letters, International Journal of Production Economics and IISE Transactions. He has served as an Associate Editor for IIE Transactions and is currently an Associate Editor for IISE Transactions. He has also co-authored book chapters on inventory theory, bayesian statistics and queueing systems.
Selected Publications :
Berk, E., Gurler, U., Poormoaied, S.,(2020), “On the (Q, r) policy for perishables with positive lead times and multiple outstanding orders,” Annals of Operations Research, vol.284, 81-98,.
Kian, R. , Berk, E., Gurler, U., Rezazadeh, H., Yazdani, B.,(2020). “The effect of economies-of-scale on the performance of lot-sizing heuristics in rolling horizon basis,” International Journal of Production Research, 1-15.
Poormoaied, S. , Gurler, U , Berk E. ,(2020) ,“An exact analysis on age-based control policies for perishable inventories,” IISE Transactions, 1-25.
Kian, R., Berk, E., Gurler, U. , (2019). “Minimal conic quadratic reformulations and an optimization model,” Operations Research Letters, vol.47, 489-493.
Gurler, U., Yenigun, D. , Caglar, M., Berk, E. , (2016)“On the Modeling of CO2 EUA and CER Prices of EU-ETS for the 2008-2012 Period,” Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, vol. 32, 375-395.
Kian, R., Gürler, Ü., and Berk, E. (2014) . The dynamic lot-sizing problem with convex economic production costs and setups. International Journal of Production Economics. 155, 361-379.
Toy, Ö., and Berk, E. (2013). Dynamic lot sizing for a warm/cold process: Heuristics and insights. International Journal of Production Economics. 145(1), 53-66.
Saleh, Y., Gürler, Ü., and Berk, E. (2011). Centralized and decentralized management of groundwater with multiple users. European Journal of Operational Research, 215(1), 244-256.
Berk, E., Toy, A., and Hazır, Ö. (2008). Single item lot sizing problem for a warm/cold process with immediate lost sales. European Journal of Operational Research, 187(3), 1251-1267.
Berk, E., Gürler, Ü., and Levine, R. (2007). Bayesian demand updating in the lost sales newsvendor problem: A two moment approximation. European Journal of Operational Research, 182(1), 256-281.
Pinçe, Ç., Gürler, Ü., and Berk, E. (2008). A continuous review replenishment-disposal policy for an inventory system with autonomous supply and fixed disposal costs. European Journal of Operational Research, 190(2), 421-442.
Berk, E., and Toy, O. Quality Control Chart Design under Jidoka. Naval Research Logistics.
Berk, E., Gurler, U., and Yildirim, G. On pricing of perishable assets with menu costs. Int. J. of Production Economics.
Berk, E., and Gurler, Ü. The (Q,r) inventory model for perishables with positive leadtimes and non-negligible ordering costs.. Operations Research.
Fadiloglu, M., Berk, E., and Gurbuz, M. Supplier Diversification under Binomial Yield. Operations Research Letters.
Yüksel-Özkaya, B., Gürler, Ü., and Berk, E. (2006). The stochastic joint replenishment problem: Models and insights. Naval Research Logistics, 53, 525-546.
Toy, Ö., and Berk, E. (2006). Dynamic lot sizing problem for a warm/cold process. IIE Transactions, 38(11), 1027-1044.
Tekin, E., Gürler, Ü., and Berk, E. (2001). Age-based vs. stock level control policies for a perishable inventory system. European Journal of Operational Research, 134(2), 309-32.
Moinzadeh, K., and Berk, E. (2000). Analysis of maintenance policies for M machines with deteriorating performance. IIE Transactions, 32, 433-444.
Moinzadeh, K., and Berk, E. (2000). An archiving model for a hierarchical information storage environment. European Journal of Operational Research, 123(1), 206-225.
Berk, E., and Moinzadeh, K. (1998). The impact of discharge decisions on health care quality. Management Science, 44, 400-415.
Moinzadeh, K., Klastorin, T.D., and Berk, E. (1997). The impact of small lot ordering on traffic congestion in a physical distribution system. IIE Transactions, 29, 671-679.
Berk, E., and Arreola-Risa, A. (1994). Note on Future Supply Uncertainty in EOQ Models. Naval Research Logistics, 41, 129-132.