Mumin Kurtulus

Mumin Kurtulus

Associate Professor of Operations Management

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Supply chain management, retail operations, category management

Subject Areas

Operations Management & Quantitative Methods

Biography

An award-winning teacher, Professor Kurtulus’ research explores the effectiveness of various retail supply chain practices.

Awards & Accomplishments

Professor Kurtulus has won several awards at Owen, including the 2015 and 2016 Executive MBA teaching award, the 2016 Dean’s Teaching Innovation Award, and the 2013 Research Productivity Award. He earned the Wickham Skinner Best Paper Award in 2006 and the Gold Medal in the 2004 ECR Paper Competition.

Publications

Professor Kurtulus’ research has appeared in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Marketing, and Journal of Retailing.

Teaching

Professor Kurtulus currently teaches operations management classes in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at Owen.  His operations management courses focus on questions related to design, management, and execution of processes in service and manufacturing organizations. Professor Kurtulus has also taught the operations management class in the full time MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

On A Personal Note...

Professor Kurtulus is an avid photographer, runner and biker.

Research Interests

Professor Kurtulus’ research focuses on retail supply chains. In particular, Professor Kurtulus’ research explores the effectiveness of various retail supply chain practices such as category management, collaborative forecasting, and direct-store delivery. More recent research by Professor Kurtulus examines the implications of private labels on the retailers’ category management strategy.

Education

PhD, Operations Management, INSEAD, 2005

MS, Management, INSEAD, 2002

MS, Industrial Engineering, Bilkent University, 2000

BS, Physics, Koc University, 1998

Select Publications

Articles

The Role of Store Brand Spillover in a Retailer's Category Management Strategy

Alan, Y., M. Kurtulus, C. Wang. (2018) The Role of Store Brand Spillover in a Retailer's Category Management Strategy. Forthcoming in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.

On the Competitive and Collaborative Implications of Category Captainship

Alan, Y., J. Dotson, and M. Kurtulus. (2017) On the Competitive and Collaborative Implications of Category Captainship. Journal of Marketing 81(4), 127-143.

How Collaborative Forecasting Can Reduce Forecast Accuracy

Galbreth, M, M. Kurtulus, and M. Shor. How Collaborative Forecasting Can Reduce Forecast Accuracy. Operations Research Letters. 43 (4), 349-353. 2015.

The Impact of Category Captainship on Breadth and Appeal of Retail Assortment

Kurtulus, M., S. Ulku, J. Dotson, and A. Nakkas. The Impact of Category Captainship on Breadth and Appeal of Retail Assortment. Journal of Retailing. 90 (3), 379-392. 2014.

The Value of Category Captainship in the Presence of Manufacturer Competition

Kurtulus, M, A. Nakkas, and S.Ulku. The Value of Category Captainship in the Presence of Manufacturer Competition. Production and Operations Management, Vol.23, No.3, pp. 420-430, March 2014.

The Value of Collaborative Forecasting in Supply Chains

Kurtulus, M., S. Ulku, and L.B. Toktay. The Value of Collaborative Forecasting in Supply Chains, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol.14, No.1, pp.82-98. Winter 2012.

A Multi-Ordering Newsvendor Model with Dynamic Forecast Evolution

Wang, T., A Atasu and M. Kurtulus. A Multi-Ordering Newsvendor Model with Dynamic Forecast Evolution, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol.14, No. 3, pp. 472-484.

Category Captainship vs. Retailer Category Management under Limited Retail Shelf Space

Kurtulus, M., and L.B. Toktay. Category Captainship vs. Retailer Category Management under Limited Retail Shelf Space, Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp.47-56. January/February 2011.

Retail Assortment Planning under Category Captainship

Kurtulus, M., and A. Nakkas. Retail Assortment Planning under Category Captainship, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol.13, No.1, pp.124-142. Winter 2011.

Category Captainship: Who Wins, Who Loses?

Kurtulus, M., and L.B. Toktay. Category Captainship: Who Wins, Who Loses? ECR Journal, Vol.4, No.2, Winter 2004.

Chapters

Collaborative Forecasting in Retail Supply Chains

Kurtulus, M. Collaborative Forecasting in Retail Supply Chains. To appear in Handbook of Information Exchange in Supply Chain Management edited by Albert Ha and Chris Tang. Springer, 2016.

Category Captainship Practices in Retail Industry

Kurtulus, M., L.B. Toktay. “Category Captainship Practices in Retail Industry.” Chap. 5 in Retail Supply Chain Management. Vol. 122, edited by Narendra Agarwal and Stephen Smith. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science. Springer, 2009.