M. Ali Ülkü, Ph.D, is the Director of the Centre for International Trade and Transportation, and the Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics at the Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, M.Sc. in Operations Research from Çukurova University, and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a productivity consultant in the largest international brewery in Turkey. A winner of research and teaching awards, Dr. Ülkü’s research include analysis of sustainable supply chain and logistics systems, operations-marketing interface, and mathematical modeling of societal and interdisciplinary problems. His publications have appeared, among others, in American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Service Science.