Current projects

  • Quadruple Bottomline Approach for Supply Chains 
  • Circular Economy and Supply Chain Management
  • Resilient and Sustainable Logistics 
  • Revenue Management for Sustainable Transportation 
  • Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Communication Analytics

Select scholarly publications+

  • Yun, N.Y., & Ülkü, M.A. (2023). Sustainable supply chain risk management in a climate-changed world: Review of extant literature, trend analysis, and guiding framework for future research. Sustainability15(17), 13199. 
  • Oguntola*, I.O., Ülkü, M.A., Saif, A., & Engau, A. (2023). On the value of shipment consolidation and machine learning techniques for the optimal design of a multimodal logistics network. INFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research, 1-52.
  • Berk, E., Ayas, O., & Ülkü, M.A. (2023). Optimizing process-improvement efforts for supply chain operations under disruptions: New structural results. Sustainability15(17), 13117. 
  • Mansouri, B., Sahu, S., & Ülkü, M.A. (2023). Toward greening city logistics: A systematic review on corporate governance and social responsibility in managing urban distribution centers. Logistics7(1), 19. 
  • Oguntola*, I.O., & Ülkü, M.A. (2023). Artificial intelligence for sustainable humanitarian logistics. In Encyclopedia of Data Science and Machine Learning (Ed: J. Wang), pp. 2970-2983, IGI-Global.
  • Ülkü, M.A., Skinner*, D.M., & Yıldırım, G. (2022). Toward sustainability: A review of analytical models for circular supply chains. In Circular Economy Supply Chains - From Chains to Systems (Eds: L, Bals, W.L. Tate, L.M. Ellram), pp. 215-236, Emerald. 
  • Tiller, S.J, Rhindress, A.P., Oguntola, I.O., Ülkü, M.A., Williams, K.A., & Sundararajan, B. (2022). Exploring the impact of climate change on Arctic shipping through the lenses of Quadruple Bottom Line and Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability14(4), 2193.
  • Chadha*, S.S., Ülkü, M.A., & Venkatadri U. (2022). Freight delivery in a physical internet supply chain: An applied optimisation model with peddling and shipment consolidation. International Journal of Production Research, 60(16), 4995-5011.
  • Ülkü M.A., & Engau A. (2021) Sustainable supply chain analytics. In: Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., & Wall, T. (Eds) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.
  • Bookbinder, J.H., & Ülkü, M.A. (2021). Freight transport and logistics in JIT systems. In: Vickerman, R.W. (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Transportation 3, 107-112. Elsevier.
  • Samuel*, C. N., Venkatadri, U., Diallo, C., & Khatab, A. (2020). Robust closed-loop supply chain design with presorting, return quality and carbon emission considerations. Journal of Cleaner Production, 247, 119086.
  • Bhavsar*, A., Diallo, C., & Ülkü, M. A. (2020). Towards sustainable development: Optimal pricing and sales strategies for retailing fair trade products. Journal of Cleaner Production, 124990.
  • Liu*, Z., Diallo, C., Chen, J., & Zhang, M. (2020). Optimal pricing and production strategies for new and remanufactured products under a non-renewing free replacement warranty. International Journal of Production Economics, 107602.
  • Chen, J., Venkatadri, U., & Diallo, C. (2019). Optimal (re) manufacturing strategies in the presence of spontaneous consumer returns. Journal of Cleaner Production, 237, 117642.
  • Ülkü, M. A., & Gürler, Ü. (2018). The impact of abusing return policies: A newsvendor model with opportunistic consumers. International Journal of Production Economics, 203, 124-133.
  • Kaufman*, F.D., & Ülkü, M.A. (2018). An interdisciplinary inquiry into sustainable supply shain management. In U. Akkucuk (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Development, pp. 1-17, IGI-Global.
  • Liu*, Z., Chen, J., & Diallo, C. (2018). Optimal production and pricing strategies for a remanufacturing firm. International Journal of Production Economics, 204, 290-315.
  • Maeng*, J. J., Sabharwal*, K., & Ülkü, M. A. (2018). Vein to vein: Exploring blood supply chains in Canada. Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management, 11(1), 1-13.
  • Ülkü, M. A., & Hsuan, J. (2017). Towards sustainable consumption and production: Competitive pricing of modular products for green consumers. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142, 4230-4242.

Select conference presentations

  • Ülkü , M.A, Gürler, Ü., & Berk, E.E. A Research Outlook on Supply Chain Sustainability and Product Returns. INFORMS Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 15-18, 2023.
  • Chadha*, S.S., Ülkü, M.A., & Venkatadri, U. An Overview of Analytical Models for Coordinating Sustainability and Resiliency in Supply Chains. CORS/INFORMS International Conference, Vancouver, BC. June 5-8, 2022.
  • Skinner*, D.M., & Ülkü, M.A. Forecasting Demand and Estimating the Benefits of A Novel Food Product in British Columbia: Cellular Dairy as a Case Study. SHHRC Connect Conference: Social Implications of Cellular Agriculture. Food and Agriculture Institute, University of the Fraser Valley. April 18-22, 2022.
  • Venkatadri, U., Chadha*, S.S., Ülkü, M.A., & Sanchez, A.C.M. Physical Internet in the Automotive Industry. EURO2019-30th European Conference on Operational Research, Dublin, Ireland, June 23-26, 2019.
  • Ülkü, M.A., Fitzsimmons*, S., Ma*, L., & Alumur, S.A. Closed-loop Supply Chain Models for the Apparel Industry. CORS Conference, Halifax, NS, June 4-6, 2018.
  • Currie*, B., & Ülkü, M.A. Consumer Choice Models for Sustainable Products: An Overview. CORS Conference, Halifax, NS, June 4-6, 2018.
  • Chadha*, S.S., Ülkü, M.A., & Venkatadri, U. Modeling Issues in Designing Sustainable Supply Chain Networks: The Case of Automotive Supply Chains. CORS Conference, Halifax, NS, June 4-6, 2018.
  • Bhavsar*, A., Ülkü, M.A., & Diallo, C. An Optimization Model for a Fair-Trade Supply Chain. CORS Conference, Halifax, NS, June 4-6, 2018.
  • Şahin, C. & Ülkü, M.A. Multi-Agent Modeling and Applications for Green Logistics. CORS/IFORS Conference, Quebec City, QC, July 17-21, 2017.
  • Ülkü, M.A., Gassmann, H.I., & Foster, M.E. “A Framework for Regional Logistics Performance.” Proceedings of the 52nd Ann. Conf. Canadian Transport. Research Forum, pp. 300-304, 5/2017.

+ These publications and presentations represent a sample of recent collaborative research achieved by two or more of CRSSCA research team members. (Student researchers are identified with asterisks.)