Erdogan Gulyaz is a PhD Researcher at Nyenrode Business Universiteit. He received his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering and MSc degree in Robotics from Istanbul Technical University. Erdogan also holds a Master’s degree in Integrated Manufacturing and Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University. Most recently, he received an MBA degree from Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

Erdogan is currently doing his PhD on “Lean and SMEs”, specifically investigating how Lean can enhance SME competitiveness in today’s dynamic environment. He has two peer-reviewed conference papers based on his early PhD studies, which were presented in EurOMA (European Operations Management Association) Conference in 2013 and 2014. 

Other positions
Erdogan worked as a Process Engineer and later as a Design Engineer/Project Manager for large multinational organizations in various countries. His professional experiences in automotive and home appliances sector include process improvement, new product development and innovation & project management.