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Bengisu Urlu


Year of entry: 2019

Research Interests

Humanitarian operations, humanitarian supply chain management, humanitarian funding (chain) models, humanitarian business models


[1] Urlu, B., Erkip, N.K. Safety stock placement for serial systems under supply process uncertainty. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 32, 395–424 (2020).

Work in Progress

[2] Stop Auditing! It is Time for a Paradigm Shift in Measuring and Improving Supplier Sustainability.
Co-authors: Tarkan Tan (Eindhoven University of Technology), Hakan Akyuz (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Santiago Ruiz Zapata (Schiphol Airport)


Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
Master of Science in Operations Management and Logistics, and Honors Master’s
Graduated with distinction "with great appreciation"

Thesis title: Structuring supplier sustainability improvement process
Thesis Supervisors: Tarkan Tan (Eindhoven University of Technology), Marco Baren (Philips), Dylan McNeill (Philips)

Bilkent University (Ankara, Turkey)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering,
Graduated with High Honor

Extra Curricular Activities

Member of the Organizing Committee of Ninth INSEAD-Wharton Doctoral Consortium, November 5-7, 2020

2020-2021 PhD Social Representative

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Disaster Response: Finding Order in Turmoil

A. Kayyal, I. Parsa, B. Urlu and L. Van Wassenhove

When disaster strikes, governments are faced with difficult, urgent decisions – but preparedness can make a difference.


Business Not as Usual: Companies Stepping Up in Crisis

B. Urlu, E. G. Gülserliler, L. Van Wassenhove

In times of humanitarian disasters, the private sector must step up. Businesses can hardly be functional when society comes to a halt.


How (Not) to Respond to a Humanitarian Crisis

L. Van Wassenhove, I. Parsa, B. Urlu, K. Aral

Recognising post-disaster realities can enable individuals, media and organisations to help the Turkey-Syria earthquake victims more effectively.