Associate Professor of Operations Management
Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Mumin Kurtulus is associate professor of operations management at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He joined Vanderbilt in 2005 after completing his PhD in Operations Management at INSEAD in France. His research is on retail supply chain management and operations with focus on exploring various aspects of retailers’ category management strategy (category captainship, store brands, slotting/display fees, collaborative forecasting, and direct-store-delivery). His articles have appeared in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Retailing.
Professor Kurtulus is teaching Operations Management classes in the MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) Programs at Vanderbilt’s Owen School of Management. He was voted top professor by the graduating Executive MBA classes in 2015 and 2016 and was awarded the Dean’s Teaching Innovation Award in 2016.
Professor Kurtulus is currently the faculty head of Moore College, which is one of the upper division residential colleges at Vanderbilt University.
Professor Kurtulus was born in Bulgaria, lived in Turkey and France before moving to United States in 2005.
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