Necati Ertekin

Necati Ertekin

Assistant Professor
Supply Chain & Operations


  • PhD 2016
    Operations & Supply Chain Management Texas A&M University
  • MBA 2008
    Naval Postgraduate School
  • MS 2008
    Systems Engineering Naval Post Graduate School
  • BS 2003
    Industrial Engineering Turkish Naval Academy


  • Retail Operations
  • Consumer Returns
  • Operations/Marketing Interface
  • Empirical OM


Necati Ertekin is an Assistant Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., he served in the Navy as an officer for eight years and resigned as Lieutenant.

Necati has developed a research stream that is grounded in practice with a strong managerial focus. His primary research interests center on retail operations and operations/marketing interface with an emphasis on multi-channel retailing, store labor, and the behavioral aspects of consumer returns. His research has been published in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Marketing Science, and Production and Operations Management. He has been an active member of Consortium for Operational Excellence in Retailing (COER, a Harvard Business School and The Wharton School initiation to facilitate partnership between academics and retail practitioners) since 2016 and been invited to present his works at professional and practitioner conferences in North America. He has also consulted with several national retailers.

At the Carlson School, Necati primarily teaches MS in Supply Chain Management, MBA, and Undergraduate level courses in “Business Statistics”, “Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning”,  and “Supply Chain Planning and Control”.

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