Özalp Özer

Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies

Senior Principal Scientist

Bellevue, WA 98033

United States

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Scholarly Papers (46)

1.

If the Inventory Manager Knew: Value of Visibility and RFID under Imperfect Inventory Information

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Mar 2009
Aykut Atali, Hau L. Lee and Özalp Özer
McKinsey & Co. Inc., Stanford Graduate School of Business and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 2,122 (13,318)
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RFID, visibility, inventory control, partially observable, inaccuracy

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Inventory Management: Information, Coordination and Rationality

Planning Production and Inventories in the Extended Enterprise (Eds K. Kempf, P. Keskinocak and R. Uzsoy), pp. 321-365, 2011
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 02 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 1,511 (22,582)
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Inventory management

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Behavioral Issues in Pricing Management

The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management, O. Ozer & R. Phillips, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Oct 2011 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer and Yanchong Zheng
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,253 (29,797)

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consumer pricing, pricing contracts, behavioral economics, experimental economics

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Trust, Trustworthiness, and Information Sharing in Supply Chains Bridging China and the U.S.

Management Science, 60(10) pp. 2435-2460, 2014
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer, Yanchong Zheng and Yufei Ren
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Union College
Downloads 845 (52,035)
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Trust, trustworthiness, collectivism, individualism, western stereotypes, guanxi, China, forecast information, behavioral economics, experimental economics

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Markdown or Everyday-Low-Price? The Role of Behavioral Motives

Management Science, Vol. 62, No. 2, February 2016, pp. 326–346
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer and Yanchong Zheng
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 797 (56,414)
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Regret, availability misperception, markdown, everyday-low-price, inventory rationing, revenue management, consumer model, behavioral economics

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Trust and Trustworthiness

Chapter 14 in The Handbook of Behavioral Operations (K. Donohue, E. Katok, S. Leider, eds., Wiley)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 17 Nov 2017
Özalp Özer and Yanchong Zheng
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 722 (64,266)
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Trust in Forecast Information Sharing

Management Science, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp 1111-1137, 2011
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 24 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer, Yanchong Zheng and Kay-Yut Chen
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies, Stanford University and University of Texas at Arlington
Downloads 721 (64,377)
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Trust, trustworthiness, cheap talk, asymmetric forecast information, wholesale price contract, behavioral economics, experimental economics

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Quality Risk in Outsourcing: Noncontractible Product Quality and Private Quality Cost Information

Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 56, pp. 669–685, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 30 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Murat Kaya and Özalp Özer
Sabanci University and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 690 (68,054)
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quality risk, quality effort, outsourcing, contracting, quality management, supply chain management

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Pricing in Business-to-Business Contracts: Sharing Risk, Profit and Information

The Oxford Handbook of Pricing Management, O. Ozer, R. Phillips, eds., Oxford University Press, 2012
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 23 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Murat Kaya and Özalp Özer
Sabanci University and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 654 (72,903)

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B2B contracting, pricing contracts, supply chain management, inventory risk, capacity risk, coordination, news vendor model

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Supply Chain Contracts that Prevent Information Leakage

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 06 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2018
Yiwei Chen and Özalp Özer
Temple University - Fox School of Business and Management and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 596 (81,792)
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supply chain management; information leakage; newsvendor competition; contract categorization; buy-back; revenue-sharing; rebates; two-part tariff; wholesale price

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Information Sharing, Advice Provision or Delegation: What Leads to Higher Trust and Trustworthiness?

Management Science, Articles in Advance, pp 1-20, 2017
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer, Upender Subramanian and Yu Wang
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies, University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management and California State University, Long Beach
Downloads 531 (94,567)
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Advice, Behavioral Economics, Delegation, Distribution Channel, Experimental Economics, Information Sharing, Trust

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Establishing Trust and Trustworthiness for Supply Chain Information Sharing

Information Exchange in Supply Chain Management, A. Ha, C. Tang, eds, Springer, 2016
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 01 Feb 2016
Özalp Özer and Yanchong Zheng
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 451 (115,154)
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trust, trustworthiness, supply chain, information sharing, cooperation

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Mechanism Design for Capacity Planning Under Dynamic Evolutions of Asymmetric Demand Forecasts

Published in Management Science 59(4) pp. 987-1007, 2013
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 31 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer and Sechan Oh
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and IBM Research
Downloads 430 (122,162)
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Martingale Model of Forecast Evolution, Mechanism Design, Mechanism-Dependent Reservation Profit, Capacity Planning, Information Sharing, Optimal Stopping, Real Options

14.

Dynamic Pricing and Timing of Upgrades

Number of pages: 81 Posted: 20 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 22 Mar 2021
M. Çakanyıldırım, Özalp Özer and Xiao Zhang
University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Saint Louis University - Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business
Downloads 388 (136,965)
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upgrades; demand shaping; revenue management; pulsing solutions; multimodularity

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All You Need is Trust? An Examination of Interorganizational Supply Chain Projects

Production and Operations Management, 24(2) pp. 181-200, 2015
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Andreas Brinkhoff, Özalp Özer and Gökçe Sargut
McKinsey & Co. Inc., Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Governors State University - College of Business and Public Administration
Downloads 374 (142,712)
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trust, supply chain management, performance, alliance

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Engineering Social Learning: Information Design of Time-Locked Sales Campaigns for Online Platforms

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 79 Posted: 09 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2021
Can Küçükgül, Özalp Özer and Shouqiang Wang
School of Business, Rutgers University - Camden, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management
Downloads 356 (150,719)
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revenue management; dynamic information provision; Bayesian inference; recommendation

17.

Behavioral Operations: Past, Present, and Future

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 May 2019
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Carlson School of Management, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 318 (170,187)
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behavioral operations, MSOM, firm-level behavior, supply chain behavior, customer behavior, multi-methods

18.

To Catch a Killer: A Data-Driven Personalized and Compliance-Aware Sepsis Alert System

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 06 Apr 2021 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2023
Mehmet Ayvaci, Zahra Mobini and Özalp Özer
Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 313 (173,010)

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sepsis, personalization, compliance, Markov decision process, human-algorithm connection, healthcare operations

19.

A Mechanism Design Approach to Vendor Managed Inventory

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 10 May 2019
University of Utah - Department of Operations and Information Systems, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management
Downloads 306 (177,187)
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Value of information sharing, vendor managed inventory, incentives of information sharing, Bayesian inventory management, mechanism design, censored demand

20.

To Earmark or to Non-Earmark? The Role of Control, Transparency and Warm-Glow

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 30 Aug 2021 Last Revised: 03 Oct 2023
Özalp Özer, Gloria Urrea and Sebastián Villa
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies, University of Colorado at Boulder - Leeds School of Business and Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico
Downloads 300 (180,931)
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earmarking, donations, operational transparency, warm-glow, behavioral operations

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Information Acquisition for Capacity Planning via Pricing and Advance Selling: When to Stop and Act?

Operations Research, 58(5), pp. 1328-1349, 2010
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer and Tamer Boyaci
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and ESMT European School of Management and Technology
Downloads 274 (198,660)
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Advance selling, capacity, stochastic demand, dynamic pricing, optimal stopping

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Are We Strategically Naïve or Guided by Trust and Trustworthiness in Cheap-Talk Communication?

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 09 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 13 Feb 2024
Xiaolin Li, Özalp Özer and Upender Subramanian
LSE- Department of Management, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management
Downloads 255 (213,503)
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Behavioral Economics, Bounded Rationality, Cheap Talk, Level-k Thinking, Trust, Trustworthiness

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Characterizing the Structure of Optimal Stopping Policies

Production and Operations Management, 25 (11) pp. 1820-1838, 2016
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 13 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Sechan Oh and Özalp Özer
IBM Research and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 252 (215,980)

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optimal stopping, structure of optimal policy, threshold policy, control-band policy

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Damned if You Buy, Damned if You Wait: An Empirical Investigation of Customer Regret Under Markdown Pricing

Number of pages: 56 Posted: 30 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2022
Özalp Özer, Inki Sul and A. Serdar Şimşek
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies, Operations Management and Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 250 (217,713)

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customer behavior, anticipated regret, pricing and revenue management, structural estimation

25.

Network Trust and Trust Behaviors Among Executives in Supply Chain Interactions

Forthcoming, Management Science
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 04 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2019
Emily Choi, Özalp Özer and Yanchong Zheng
University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 249 (218,615)
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trust, trustworthiness, belief, behavior, social network, executives, professional experiences, multi-method, behavioral operations, organizational behavior, experimental economics

26.

Dual Value of Delayed Incentives: An Empirical Investigation of Gift Card Promotions

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 09 Dec 2019 Last Revised: 17 Jul 2023
University of Utah - Department of Operations and Information Systems, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 239 (227,512)
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Sales promotions, delayed incentive, online retailing, regression discontinuity design

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Why Markdown as a Pricing Modality?

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2019
Elodie Adida and Özalp Özer
University of California, Riverside - School of Business and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 237 (229,437)
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Pricing, markdown, everyday-low-price, competition, regret

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Value of Algorithm-Enabled Process Innovation: The Case of Sepsis

Forthcoming at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 23 May 2023
Idris Adjerid, Mehmet Ayvaci and Özalp Özer
Pamplin College of Business, Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 223 (244,105)
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healthcare operations, sepsis, algorithms, compliance, process innovation, data-driven decisions

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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies: Competing on Time

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Aug 2015
Özalp Özer
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 216 (250,444)

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time-to-market, entry, Hard disk drive, storage, learning by doing, yield, market timing

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Knowledge You Can Act On: Optimal Policies for Assembly Systems with Expediting and Advance Demand Information

Operations Research, 64(6) pp. 1338-1371, 2016
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Alexandar Angelus and Özalp Özer
University of Texas at Dallas and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 165 (318,524)
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Multiechelon Inventory; Assembly System; Advance Demand Information; Expediting; Optimal Policy

31.

Competing on Time: An Integrated Framework to Optimize Dynamic Time-to-Market and Production Decisions

Published in Production and Operations Management, 22(3) pp. 473-488, 2013
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Apr 2012 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer and Onur Uncu
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Stanford University
Downloads 150 (344,865)

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time-to-market, qualification timing, stochastic production systems, learning by doing, learning before doing, optimal stopping, state-dependent policy

32.

Pricing and Inventory Management When Consumers’ Emotions Run High

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 09 Oct 2023
Özalp Özer, Arun Rout and A. Serdar Şimşek
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies, University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management and Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 148 (348,655)

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demand modeling, disappointment anticipation, regret anticipation, joint pricing and inventory control, behavioral operations management

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Data-Driven Approaches to Targeting Promotion E-Mails: The Case of Delayed Incentives

Production and Operations Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 Nov 2020
University of Utah - Department of Operations and Information Systems, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 139 (366,458)

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sales promotions, delayed incentive, online channel, e-mail targeting, machine learning

34.

XMicron: Optimizing Product Mix

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Sep 2015
Özalp Özer
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 134 (377,030)

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Production planning, product portfolio, linear programming, resource allocation, semiconductor

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When Variability Trumps Volatility: Optimal Control and Value of Reverse Logistics in Supply Chains with Multiple Flows of Product

Alexandar Angelus , Özalp Özer (2021) When Variability Trumps Volatility: Optimal Control and Value of Reverse Logistics in Supply Chains with Multiple Flows of Product. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 23(5):1175-1195.
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 17 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2022
Alexandar Angelus and Özalp Özer
Texas A&M University - Department of Information & Operations Management and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 131 (383,554)
Citation 1

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Reverse Logistics; Multiechelon Inventory; Optimal Policy; Demand Variability

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Integrating Dynamic Time-to-Market, Pricing, Production and Sales Channel Decisions

European Journal of Operational Research, 242(2), pp. 487-500, 2015
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer and Onur Uncu
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Stanford University
Downloads 121 (407,474)

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time-to-market, stochastic production systems, pricing, learning by doing, learning before doing, state-dependent policy, optimal stopping, planning horizon

37.

On the Large-Scale Production of a New Vaccine

Angelus, A., & Özer, Ö.(2022). On the large-scale production of a new vaccine. Production and Operations Management,31,3043–3060.
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 21 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2022
Alexandar Angelus and Özalp Özer
Texas A&M University - Department of Information & Operations Management and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 112 (431,318)

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vaccine manufacturing; yield uncertainty; dynamic programming; capacity; optimal stopping, COVID-19, influenza

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The Winner's Curse in Dynamic Forecasting of Auction Data: Empirical Evidence from eBay

Forthcoming at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 30 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 02 Dec 2022
McGill University, University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas
Downloads 106 (448,895)

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online auctions, winner's curse, bidder heterogeneity, private and common value auctions, Kalman filter estimation

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Stochastic Multi-Item Inventory Systems with Markov-Modulated Demands and Production Quantity Requirements

Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences 26, pp. 263-293, 2012.
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 08 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2017
Aykut Atali and Özalp Özer
McKinsey & Co. Inc. and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 58 (643,390)

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Inventory/Production: multi-item/echelon/stage; Markov-modulated; postponement; production smoothing; capacity

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Supply Chain Sourcing Under Asymmetric Information

Production and Operations Management, 20(1), pp. 92-115, 2011
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 14 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 17 May 2018
Özalp Özer and Gal Raz
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and University of Virginia - Darden School of Business
Downloads 40 (746,865)
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sourcing; supply contracts; cost information; game theory; mechanism design

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Stock Positioning and Performance Estimation for Distribution Systems with Service Constraints

IIE Transactions, 40(12), pp. 1141-1157, 2008
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 20 May 2018
Özalp Özer and Hongxia Xiong
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Stanford University - Department of Management Science & Engineering
Downloads 38 (760,896)
Citation 1

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Inventory/production, multi-stage, fill rate, stock positioning, newsvendor solution, heuristics and approximations

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Order Progress Information: Improved Dynamic Emergency Ordering Policies

Production and Operations Management, Vol. 17, No. 6, November-December (2008)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 24 May 2018
Gary Gaukler, Özalp Özer and Warren H. Hausman
Drucker School of Management, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and Stanford Graduate School of Business
Downloads 36 (775,532)

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inventory control; supply chain visibility; RFID; stochastic lead times; order progress information; emergency ordering; global supply chains

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It Takes Two to Make It Right: How Nurses’ Response to Sepsis Alerts Impacts Physicians’ Process Compliance

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Nov 2023
Mehmet Ayvaci, Zahra Mobini and Özalp Özer
Jindal School of Management - The University of Texas at Dallas, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology and Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies
Downloads 29 (830,392)

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Sepsis, standard processes, compliance, teamwork, healthcare operations management, empirical operations.

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Recommender Systems under Privacy Protection

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 31 Oct 2022
Can Küçükgül, Özalp Özer and Shouqiang Wang
School of Business, Rutgers University - Camden, Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies and University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management
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information design, revenue management, Bayesian inference, two-sided information asymmetry, privacy regulation

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Managing a Product Family Under Stochastic Technological Changes

Int. J. of Prod. Economics, 122, pp. 567–580, 2009
Posted: 17 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies

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Channel Incentives in Sharing New Product Demand Information and Robust Contracts

European Journal of Operational Research, Europ. J. Operational Research 207(3), pp. 1341-1349, 2010
Posted: 14 Oct 2017
Özalp Özer
Amazon, Supply Chain Optimization Technologies

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