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About Nezih Altay

Dr. Altay is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Driehaus College of Business of DePaul University. He holds a PhD from Texas A&M University. Nezih is an experienced and highly qualified teacher-scholar. He has been teaching all aspects of Supply Chain Management and Operations Management since 1999 to Executives, MBAs and undergraduates. He has taught workshops and consulted executives and middle managers on forecasting, quality, operations, supply chain and organizational management in Turkey, Bahrain, Kuwait and in Europe and USA.
Nezih’s research specializes in humanitarian supply chains, disruption management, socially responsible operations and after-sale service operations. He has published his research in leading academic journals and presented in national and international arenas. He also co-edited two books: Service Parts Management: Demand Forecasting and Inventory Control (2011) and Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations (2016) both published by Springer. He currently serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics & Supply Chain Management, and Senior Editor of Production and Operations Management. Nezih is the current President-elect of the Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management group within the Production and Operations Management Society. At DePaul, Nezih serves as the faculty director of the M.S. in Supply Chain Management program.


Present Professor, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, DePaul University Dreihaus College of Business
Present Resilience Research Fellow, TU Delft

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty of the Year, Richmond College SGA, 2009
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • American Logistics Aid Network Academic Contribution Award


  • Production and Inventory Control
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Principles of Operations Management
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Managing Humanitarian Relief Supply Chains
  • Service Operations Management

Contact Information

1 East Jackson Blvd.
DePaul Center 7100
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8313


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