Yasin Alan

Yasin Alan

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Retail operations, supply chain management, and airline operations

Subject Areas

Operations Management & Quantitative Methods

Biography

Professor Alan’s research focuses on retail operations, supply chain management, and airline operations.

Awards & Accomplishments

Professor Alan earned the Meritorious and Distinguished Service Awards from Management Science and the Meritorious Service Award from M&SOM. He was also named one of "The 40 Best Business Professors Under 40" by Poets & Quants in 2018.

Publications

Professor Alan's research has appeared in Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, and the Journal of Marketing.

Teaching

Professor Alan teaches Operations Management and Supply Chain Management in the MBA program.

Research Interests

In the retail operations domain, Professor Alan explores the operational and financial implications of retailers' category and inventory management practices. Professor Alan also conducts research in airline operations, where he studies the operational determinants of financial success.
 

Education

Ph.D., Production and Operations Management, Cornell University, 2012

M.Sc., Management, Cornell University, 2012

M.Sc., Operations Research, Cornell University, 2008

B.Sc., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2006

Select Publications

Articles

The role of store brand spillover in a retailer's category management strategy

Alan, Y., M. Kurtulus, C. Wang. 2019. The role of store brand spillover in a retailer's category management strategy. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 21(3) 620--635.

Operational investment and capital structure under asset-based lending

Alan, Y., V. Gaur. 2018. Operational investment and capital structure under asset-based lending. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. 20(4), 637--654.

Investigating operational predictors of future financial distress in the U.S. airline industry

Alan, Y., M.A. Lapre. 2018. Investigating operational predictors of future financial distress in the U.S. airline industry. Production and Operations Management. 27(4) 734-755.

On the competitive and collaborative implications of category captainship

Alan, Y., J.P. Dotson, M. Kurtulus. 2017. On the competitive and collaborative implications of category captainship. Journal of Marketing. 81(4) 127-143.

Does inventory productivity predict future stock returns? A retailing industry perspective

Alan, Y., G.P. Gao, V. Gaur. 2014. Does inventory productivity predict future stock returns? A retailing industry perspective. Management Science. 60(10) 2416-2434.