Mahmut Parlar

Dr. Mahmut Parlar

Professor

Operations Management

Faculty

CONTACT INFORMATION

BIO

Dr. Mahmut Parlar is the Distinguished Business Research Professor for the DeGroote School of Business and is a Professor of Management Science, specializing in the applications of operations research techniques to supply chain management decisions. Prior to focusing on research, Dr. Parlar spent several years as a consultant, working with clients such as Canadian National Railways, and the Systems Science Research Institute (Ankara, Turkey). Mahmut is a highly accomplished and recognized leader in his field; a study by the University of Alberta’s School of Business reported that the citations received by his publications between 1990-1999 placed him in the top 1% among all Canadian business academics.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

April 2019

Product Recall Timing Optimization Using Dynamic Programming

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Liufang Yao, Mahmut Parlar
September 2018

Event-based Allocation Of Airline Check-in Counters: A Simple Dynamic Optimization Method Supported By Empirical Data

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Brian Rodrigues
January 2018

Measurement And Optimization Of Responsiveness In Supply Chain Networks With Queueing Structures

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Sin-hoon Hum, Mahmut Parlar
October 2017

Optimal Timing To Initiate Medical Treatment For A Disease Evolving As A Semi-Markov Process

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mabel C Chou, Mahmut Parlar
August 2015

A Make-to-stock Mountain-type Inventory Model

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Onno J Boxma, Mahmut Parlar
July 2014

Optimal Design Of Multi-server Markovian Queues With Polynomial Waiting And Service Costs

JOURNAL : APPLIED STOCHASTIC MODELS IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Moosa Sharafali
January 2014

Cooperative Game Analysis Of Retail Space-exchange Problems

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar
January 2014

Measurement And Optimization Of Supply Chain Responsiveness

JOURNAL : IIE TRANSACTIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Sin-hoon Hum, Mahmut Parlar
December 2013

Dynamic Bidding Strategies In Search-based Advertising

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Savas Dayanik, Mahmut Parlar
January 2013

The Retail Space-Exchange Problem With Pricing And Space Allocation Decisions

JOURNAL : PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar
September 2012

Transfer Pricing In A Multidivisional Firm: A Cooperative Game Analysis

JOURNAL : OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar
May 2012

Analysis Of A Simple Capacity Game

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: J Song, M Parlar
October 2011

Games With Incomplete Information: A Simplified Exposition With Inventory Management Applications

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: H Wu, M Parlar
June 2011

FIFO Versus LIFO Issuing Policies For Stochastic Perishable Inventory Systems

JOURNAL : METHODOLOGY AND COMPUTING IN APPLIED PROBABILITY

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, David Perry
April 2010

A One-Time Excess Inventory Disposal Decision Under A Stationary Base-Stock Policy

JOURNAL : STOCHASTIC ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: S Çetinkaya, M Parlar
2010

Analytic Solution For The Nucleolus Of A Three-player Cooperative Game

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS (NRL)

CONTRIBUTORS: Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar
2009

Optimal Rationing Policies And Production Quantities For Products With Several Demand Classes

JOURNAL : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES / REVUE CANADIENNE DES SCIENCES DE L'ADMINISTRATION

CONTRIBUTORS: Yigal Gerchak, Mahmut Parlar
November 2007

Applications Of Bulk Queues To Group Testing Models With Incomplete Identification

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Shaul K Bar-lev, Mahmut Parlar
February 2007

Value Of A Put Option To The Risk-averse Newsvendor

JOURNAL : IIE TRANSACTIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Frank Chen, Mahmut Parlar
November 2006

Optimal Control Of A Revenue Management System With Dynamic Pricing Facing Linear Demand

JOURNAL : OPTIMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS AND METHODS

CONTRIBUTORS: Fee-seng Chou, Mahmut Parlar
November 2006

A Differentiated Service Scheme To Optimize Website Revenues

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY

CONTRIBUTORS: J Ou, M Parlar
July 2006

Game-theoretic Analysis Of An Ancient Chinese Horse Race Problem

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar
May 2006

Optimal Parking Of Idle Elevators Under Myopic And State-dependent Policies

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Moosa Sharafali
April 2006

Coordinating Pricing And Production Decisions In The Presence Of Price Competition

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Z Kevin Weng
November 2005

Optimal Quota Allocation For A Revenue-maximizing Auction Holder Facing A Random Number Of Bidders

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: F-s Chou, M Parlar
August 2005

Game Theoretic Applications In Supply Chain Management: A Review

JOURNAL : INFOR: INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar
June 2005

Production/Clearing Models Under Continuous And Sporadic Reviews

JOURNAL : METHODOLOGY AND COMPUTING IN APPLIED PROBABILITY

CONTRIBUTORS: Oded Berman, Mahmut Parlar
2005

Dynamic Analysis Of The Newsboy Model With Early Purchase Commitments

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SERVICES AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Hairong Chen, Mahmut Parlar
1999

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: S Özekici, M Parlar
1999

JOURNAL : IIE TRANSACTIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Z Kevin Weng, Mahmut Parlar
October 1998

Optimal Myopic Policy For A Stochastic Inventory Problem With Fixed And Proportional Backorder Costs

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: S Çetinkaya, M Parlar
April 1998

Nonlinear Programming Analysis To Estimate Implicit Inventory Backorder Costs

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: S Çetinkaya, M Parlar
December 1997

An Inventory Problem With Two Randomly Available Suppliers

JOURNAL : OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Ülkü Gürler, Mahmut Parlar
October 1997

Optimal Nonmyopic Gambling Strategy For The Generalized Kelly Criterion

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS

CONTRIBUTORS: S Cetinkaya, M Parlar
June 1997

Continuous-review Inventory Problem With Random Supply Interruptions

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
December 1996

Analysis Of A Two-sided Production Policy With Inventory-level-dependent Production Rates

JOURNAL : APPLIED STOCHASTIC MODELS AND DATA ANALYSIS

CONTRIBUTORS: Sk Bar-lev, M Parlar
December 1995

A Periodic Review Inventory Model With Markovian Supply Availability

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Yunzeng Wang
October 1994

On The EOQ Model With Inventory-level-dependent Demand Rate And Random Yield

JOURNAL : OPERATIONS RESEARCH LETTERS

CONTRIBUTORS: Shaul K Bar-lev, Mahmut Parlar
July 1994

A Three-person Game Theory Model Arising In Stochastic Inventory Control Theory

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Q Wang, M Parlar
July 1994

A Three-person Game Theory Model Arising In Stochastic Inventory Control Theory

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Qinan Wang, Mahmut Parlar
March 1994

Single Facility Location Problem With Region-dependent Distance Metrics

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE

CONTRIBUTORS: M Parlar
May 1993

A Comparison Of Allocation Policies In A Two-echelon Repairable-item Inventory Model

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: M Demirba? Büyükkurt, M Parlar
April 1993

Diversification Under Yield Randomness In Inventory Models

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Dan Wang
February 1992

A Stochastic Inventory Problem With Piecewise Quadratic Costs

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Ryszarda Rempala
May 1991

Investing In Reducing Lead-time Randomness In Continuous-review Inventory Models

JOURNAL : ENGINEERING COSTS AND PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Yigal Gerchak, Mahmut Parlar
March 1991

A Survey Of Maintenance Models For Multi-unit Systems

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Danny I Cho, Mahmut Parlar
February 1991

Future Supply Uncertainty In EOQ Models

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Defne Berkin
December 1990

On Manpower Planning In The Presence Of Learning

JOURNAL : ENGINEERING COSTS AND PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Yigal Gerchak, Mahmut Parlar
June 1990

Yield Randomness, Cost Tradeoffs, And Diversification In The EOQ Model

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS (NRL)

CONTRIBUTORS: Yigal Gerchak, Mahmut Parlar
January 1990

Stochastic Decision Tree Analysis On An Electronic Spreadsheet

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
November 1989

Optimal Plant Size With Variable Cost And Revenue Streams

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Itzhak Krinsky, Mahmut Parlar
September 1989

Static Game Theory Models And Their Applications In Management Science

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Qinan Wang, Mahmut Parlar
January 1989

Control Of A Production System With Variable Yield And Random Demand

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Yigal Gerchak
January 1989

EXPIM: A Knowledge-based Expert System For Production/inventory Modelling

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
January 1987

A Single Period Inventory Problem With Partially Controllable Demand

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Yigal Gerchak, Mahmut Parlar
September 1986

A Problem In Jointly Optimal Production And Advertising Decisions

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
January 1986

Dynamic Programming On An Electronic Spreadsheet

JOURNAL : COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
July 1985

Optimal Control Analysis Of A Simple Criminal Prosecution Model

JOURNAL : OPTIMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS AND METHODS

CONTRIBUTORS: Yigal Gerchak, Mahmut Parlar
May 1985

A Stochastic Production Planning Model With A Dynamic Chance Constraint

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
August 1984

Optimal Staffing Of A Forest Fire Fighting Organization

JOURNAL : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Yash P Aneja, Mahmut Parlar
January 1984

Optimal Dynamic Service Rate Control In Time Dependent M/M/S/N Queues

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
April 1983

Optimal Forest Fire Control With Limited Reinforcements

JOURNAL : OPTIMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS AND METHODS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
January 1983

Modeling Manpower Systems In Two-grade Organizations

JOURNAL : IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS, MAN, AND CYBERNETICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Yigal Gerchak, Mahmut Parlar
January 1982

OPTIMAL FOREST FIRE-CONTROL - AN EXTENSION OF PARKS MODEL

JOURNAL : FOREST SCIENCE

CONTRIBUTORS: M Parlar, Rg Vickson

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

December 1985

OPTIMAL ORDERING DECISIONS FOR MULTIPLE SUBSTITUTABLE PRODUCTS WITH STOCHASTIC DEMANDS.

CONTRIBUTORS: M Parlar