Dr. Tamer Boyaci joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1998 as part of the Management Science area. He had previously taught at Columbia University.
Dr. Boyaci's teaching interests are in the areas of Operations Research and Operations Management. His current teaching responsibility includes the Operations Management course at the undergraduate and MBA levels, and the Analysis of Production Operations elective course.
Dr. Boyaci’s primary research interests can be broadly categorized as supply chain management. Most of his research work is cross-functional in nature, at the interface of operations and marketing, focusing on inventory, capacity and pricing decisions in uncertain and temporal settings. His current research in this field is broad in its scope, covering issues from the impact of competition, contract design for achieving collaboration, dynamic pricing and inventory control to advance selling strategies and multiple channel management strategies. He also investigates time-based competition and product differentiation strategies and how they are influenced from operational constraints and costs.
Another major research interest of Dr. Boyaci links operations to sustainability. Specifically, he is active in the area of closed-loop supply chain management (also known as product recovery management, reverse logistics), which aims at capturing the remaining economical value in used, unsold, or obsolete products through remanufacturing, re-use or recycling. Within this area, Dr. Boyaci focuses on firm-level inventory management, pricing, as well as network design issues. His current research in this field investigates how financial incentives (e.g. rebates, fees, deposit-refunds) influence the design and operation of product recovery systems, and the role regulatory policies have on establishing effective and at the same time profitable product recovery systems.
Dr. Boyaci is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) and Groupe d'Études et de Recherches en Analyse des Décisions (GÉRAD).