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IE-OPIM Joint Seminar 10 December 2014 at 13.40 at FENS G035

Where to Exert Abatement Effort for Sustainable Operations Considering Supply Chain Interactions?


Tarkan Tan


Abstract:  We consider the problem of how firms can take the dynamics of supply chain interactions into account when “greenifying” their operations. We introduce a framework which firms can use in defining the right optimization problem and boundaries when they want to exert abatement effort. Our framework, which is applied at a chemical company, can help firms in determining which impact certain decisions have on other firms’ emissions in the supply chain and the resulting total footprint of the product.

Tarkan Tan, Eindhoven University of Technology, Den Dolech 2, Eindhoven, 5612AZ, Netherlands,

Bio: Dr. Tarkan Tan is an associate professor in the School of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. Dr. Tan received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2002. He pursued one year of his studies towards his Ph.D. degree at Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, Management Science / Operations Research division, New York, as a Fulbright scholar. He joined Eindhoven University of Technology as a post-doc researcher in 2003 and started working as an assistant professor the same year. In 2010 he has spent an academic term at the University of California, Los Angeles, as a visiting scholar. Dr. Tan is an executive board member of the European Supply Chain Forum. His research interests include inventory theory, capacity management, spare parts management, and supply chain management with a particular focus on the effects of carbon emissions.