Dr. Canan Kocabasoglu-Hillmer joined the Operations and Supply Chain Management group at Cass Business School in 2008. Her research focuses on the drivers of effective collaboration between supply chain partners, particularly in buyer-supplier relationships. Her work also encompasses developing measures for assessing supply chain partnerships and closed-loop (reverse) supply chains. Funded by Institute of Supply Management (ISM), her Ph.D. thesis at University at Buffalo investigated strategic sourcing and e-procurement practices in companies and their effect on supply chain performance. She was a board member for the Heartland Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) during her tenure at University of Kansas.
More recently, she wrote a blog on the role of procurement in creating supply chain agility for Procurement Leaders and led a session on ‘Managing More with Less’ for the Bitesize MBA program designed by Cass for parliamentary staff. She currently works on understanding the role of suppliers in managing supply chain risks and creating resilience. Dr. Kocabasoglu-Hillmer regularly runs the operations management courses for the Full-time and Executive MBA programs. She is also the director for the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Program.
Her publications include articles in Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research and Quality Management. She recently became an Associate Editor for Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management.