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Professor of Sustainable Operations Management, University of Zurich

Tarkan Tan is a professor of Sustainable Operations Management at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Before this, he held positions at Eindhoven University of Technology and TIAS Business School in the Netherlands. He earned his Ph.D. from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and was a Fulbright scholar at Columbia University in New York. Additionally, he has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Sydney Business School. His research interests encompass inventory theory, capacity management, spare parts management, and supply chain management, with a particular emphasis on sustainability. He has received multiple teaching awards and has extensively collaborated with the industry. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management journal and has also held roles as a guest and associate editor for various other journals.


  • –present
    Professor of Sustainable Operations Management, University of Zurich


  • 2002 
    Middle East Technical University, PhD in Industrial Engineering