Metin Çakanyıldırım

  Professor of Operations Management  
School of Management at University of Texas at Dallas
P. O. Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75080. (972) 883.6361

Metin's research focuses on making good decisions in the presence of uncertainty. He employs mathematical models to formulate problems arising in real-life contexts and then uses optimization methods or heuristics to come up with decisions. He has investigated problems from various contexts: capacity, inventory management, transshipments, contracts, forecasting and cargo overbooking. All these contexts constitute the pieces of a greater effort to better match the production/service capacity and the customer demand. This vital match determines the profitability and hence the success of an organization. Metin also works on industry-specific (semiconductor, heating/cooling equipment, cargo airlines and printed materials) projects. For more, click on Research.

Metin teaches courses on Managing Energy; Demand and Revenue Management; Production Management; Operations Management; Supply Chain Management; Advanced Supply Networks. He is involved in the Supply Chain Management Master of Science degree and the associated concentration since their inception. He represents the faculty in the Supply Chain Management Industry Advisory Committee. He also serves in teaching and curriculum development committees at the school of management. For more, click on Teaching.

Metin is the INFORMS-DFW chapter president since 2010. He is the Vice President of Education and the Associate Executive Director of the POM Society. He participates in GARP (Global Association for Risk Professionals), CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals), ISM (Institute of Supply Management). He is the associate editor for MSOM journal and senior editor for the POM journal, and served/serving on the editorial board of other journals. Fore more, click on Resources.

Metin received B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey; M.S. in Management Sciences from University of Waterloo, Canada; Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University, USA. He has best published paper awards from Naval Research Logistics and IIE Transactions. He has received Wickham Skinner early career research award from POMS.