Kaan Unnu

Focus Area: 
His research focuses on the new approaches and innovative methods to fulfill the degree of flexibility, agility, and visibility needed for today’s supply chains.
Advisor: 
Education: 

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (1995-1999)
Master of Science in Quality Management (2001-2003)
Ph.D. - Industrial & Systems Engineering (2016-2020)

Sample Research Projects: 
Awards & Honors: 

(2019) Founders Award of Excellence at Rensselaer’s 26th Annual Honors Convocation
(2019) Storage Manufacturers Association Honor Scholarship, MHEFI
(2019) RPI – Graduate Research Symposium – Best Research Poster
(2019) Selected attendee at INFORMS Doctoral Colloquium Seattle, WA
(2019) Selected attendee at IISE Doctoral Colloquium Orlando, FL
(2018) Rack Manufacturers Institute/John Nofsinger Honor Scholarship, MHEFI
(2017) Selected attendee at Amazon Research Symposium, Amazon HQ, Seattle, WA

Selected Publications: 

Accepted/Published:
• Pazour, J., & Unnu, K., “On the Unique Features and Benefits of On-Demand Distribution Models”, (2018). Progress in Material Handling Research.
• K. Unnu, J.A. Pazour, “Analyzing Varying Cost Structures of Alternative Warehouse Strategies”, (2019).  in Proceedings of the 2019 IISE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL


Submitted Papers:
• K. Unnu, J.A. Pazour, A. Megahed and C. Narayanaswami “Blockchain Enabled Supply Chains: Classification, Decision Framework, and Research Opportunities”
• F. Tornesea, K. Unnu, M.G. Gnonia, J.A. Pazour, “Exploring facility design and operations for on-demand warehousing models”


Working Papers:
• K.Unnu, J.A. Pazour, “Anaylzing Supply Chain networks with On-demand distribution options”
• K.Unnu, J.A. Pazour, “An heuristic approach to dynamic Facility Location Problem with different granularity options”