Mahmut Parlar

Dr. Mahmut Parlar

Professor / Distingushed University Professor / Distinguished Business Research Professor

Operations Management

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

January 2024

Optimal Pricing And Donation Policy For Fresh Goods

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Arma?an Özbilge, Elkafi Hassini, Mahmut Parlar
March 2023

Perils And Merits Of Cross-channel Returns

JOURNAL : IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Armagan Ozbilge, Elkafi Hassini, Mahmut Parlar
November 2022

A Review Of Bricks-and-clicks Dual-channels Literature: Trends And Opportunities

JOURNAL : INFOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Armagan Ozbilge, Elkafi Hassini, Mahmut Parlar
September 2022

Can Tax-subsidies For Charitable Donations Foster Accessibility To Fresh Goods?

CONTRIBUTORS: Armagan Ozbilge, Saif Benjaafar, Elkafi Hassini, Mahmut Parlar
June 2022

Modeling And Optimization Of Multilevel Marketing Operations

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Sin?hoon Hum, Mahmut Parlar
June 2022

Disclosing Delivery Performance Information When Consumers Are Sensitive To Promised Delivery Time, Delivery-time Conformance, And Prices

CONTRIBUTORS: Rafael Becerril arreola, Mark Ferguson, Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar
September 2021

Surgical Scheduling With Constrained Patient Waiting Times

JOURNAL : PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Yun Zhou, Mahmut Parlar, Vedat Verter, Shannon Fraser
July 2021

Feedback Advertising Strategies In A Two-firm Differential Game: A Numerical Investigation

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS SCIENCE OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar
October 2019

Optimal Control And Cooperative Game Theory Based Analysis Of A By-product Synergy System

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Moosa Sharafali, Mark Goh
July 2019

Is It Fake? Using Potentially Low Quality Suppliers As Back-up When Genuine Suppliers Are Unavailable

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Laura Wagner, Mustafa ?agri Gürbüz, Mahmut Parlar
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, Moosa Sharafali
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, Yun Zhou
August 2015

A Make-to-stock Mountain-type Inventory Model

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Onno j Boxma, Mahmut Parlar, David Perry
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

Measurement And Optimization Of Supply Chain Responsiveness

JOURNAL : IIE TRANSACTIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Sin-hoon Hum, Mahmut Parlar
January 2014

Cooperative Game Analysis Of Retail Space-exchange Problems

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar, Dengfeng Zhang
December 2013

Dynamic Bidding Strategies In Search-based Advertising

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Savas Dayanik, Mahmut Parlar
October 2013

Online Retailers’ Promotional Pricing, Free-shipping Threshold, And Inventory Decisions: A Simulation-based Analysis

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Rafael Becerril-arreola, Mingming Leng, 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, Dengfeng Zhang
September 2012

Modeling Manpower Systems In Two-grade Organizations

JOURNAL : IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Y Gerchak, 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, Mahmut Parlar
January 2012

Optimal Keyword Bids In Search-based Advertising With Stochastic Advertisement Positions

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Susan Cholette, Özgür Özlük, Mahmut 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, Wolfgang Stadje
October 2010

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

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mingming Leng, Mahmut Parlar
April 2010

A One-time Excess Inventory Disposal Decision Under A Stationary Base-stock Policy

JOURNAL : STOCHASTIC ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: S Çetinkaya, Mahmut Parlar
March 2009

Two-stage Stochastic Integer Programming Model For Multiperiod Sea Cargo Mix Problem In Container Shipping Industry

JOURNAL : IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SYSTEMS MAN AND CYBERNETICS SYSTEMS

CONTRIBUTORS: James sk Ang, Chengxuan Cao, Mahmut Parlar, Heng-qing Ye
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, David Perry, Wolfgang Stadje, Frank a Van der duyn schouten
May 2007

Pricing And Lead Time Decisions In Decentralized Supply Chains

JOURNAL : MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

CONTRIBUTORS: Liming Liu, Mahmut Parlar, Stuart x Zhu
February 2007

Value Of A Put Option To The Risk-averse Newsvendor

JOURNAL : IIE TRANSACTIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Frank Chen, Mahmut Parlar
November 2006

A Differentiated Service Scheme To Optimize Website Revenues

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF THE OPERATIONAL RESEARCH SOCIETY

CONTRIBUTORS: J Ou, Mahmut Parlar, M Sharafali
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
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, Jihong Ou
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, Mahmut 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, David Perry, Mjm Posner
2005

Dynamic Analysis Of The Newsboy Model With Early Purchase Commitments

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SERVICES AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Hairong Chen, Mahmut Parlar
January 1999

Inventory Models With Unreliable Suppliersin A Random Environment

JOURNAL : ANNALS OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: S Özekici, 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, Mahmut Parlar
April 1998

Nonlinear Programming Analysis To Estimate Implicit Inventory Backorder Costs

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: S Çetinkaya, Mahmut 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, Mahmut 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, Mahmut Parlar, D Perry
January 1996

Inventory Models Of Future Supply Uncertainty With Single And Multiple Suppliers

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, D Perry
December 1995

A Periodic Review Inventory Model With Markovian Supply Availability

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION ECONOMICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Yunzeng Wang, Yigal Gerchak
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, David Perry
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
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: Mahmut 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, Mahmut Parlar
April 1993

Diversification Under Yield Randomness In Inventory Models

JOURNAL : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahmut Parlar, Dan Wang
January 1993

Impulse Control Of A Brownian Inventory System With Supplier Uncertainty

JOURNAL : STOCHASTIC ANALYSIS AND APPLICATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Shaul k Bar-lev, Mahmut Parlar, Mahmut Parlar
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, S sankar Sengupta
June 1990

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

JOURNAL : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS

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
July 1989

A Survey Of Maintenance Models

CONTRIBUTORS: Danny i Cho, Mahmut Parlar, University faculty of business Mcmaster
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
June 1988

Periodic Review Production Models With Variable Yield And Uncertain Demand

JOURNAL : IIE TRANSACTIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Yigal Gerchak, Raymond g Vickson, 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

Book Reviews

JOURNAL : INFOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

CONTRIBUTORS: Ray Vickson, Anatol Rapoport, John Haywood-farmer, Mahmut Parlar
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
June 1985

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, Tony km Yee
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

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