Arda Gezdur

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EMBA Koc University; MSc Koc University; BSc Bogazici University
PhD Candidate

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Arda completed his BSc in Chemical Engineering and MSc in Industrial Engineering prior to commencing his professional career. He also graduated from the Executive MBA program whilst working in the oil and gas industry. His main area of interest during his Masters study was transportation and logistics and his Masters thesis was titled: ‘Integrated Warehouse Location and Vehicle Routing Problem’.

Arda worked in the oil and gas industry for 13 years before migrating to Australia in 2016. He has had responsibilities within supply chain and logistics; and led important projects throughout his professional career. He has substantial experience in trading, shipping, transportation and project management. He has also led network optimization, logistics collaboration and vehicle routing optimization projects. He was awarded the Most Successful Koc Employees Award in 2014. Since January 2017, he has been working as a tutor for two units of study (ITLS6003 and ITLS6004) at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies.

Arda began his PhD candidacy in 2017 and will be researching digitization and digitalization of supply chains under the supervision of Dr. Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya and Professor Rico Merkert. He is also assisting in research projects on big data analysis.

Thesis working title

Digitization in the Oil and Gas Industry: Challenges and Opportunities for Supply Chain Partners

The oil and gas industry has generally experienced limited supply chain visibility and collaboration. Declining oil prices have made it necessary for oil and gas companies to scrutinise their operations and associated costs. The increase in data richness from the digitization of supply chain processes could help these companies manage risks, and increase collaboration and profitability.

Supervisors: Jyotirmoyee Bhattacharjya, Rico Merkert

Selected publications


Journal Article

Bhattacharjya J, Ellison A, Pang V, and Gezdur A (2018) Creation of unstructured big data from customer service: The case of parcel shipping companies on Twitter International Journal of Logistics Management, 29 (2), 723-738. [More Information]


Book Chapter

Gezdur A, and Bhattacharjya J (2017) Digitization in the oil and gas industry: Challenges and opportunities for supply chain partners Collaboration in a Data-Rich World; Springer, Cham, 97-103. [More Information]