Dr. Ismail Capar

Associate Professor

Office: 203G Fermier
Phone: (979) 862-8312
Email: capar@tamu.edu

Classes Taught:

  • IDIS 343 – Distribution Logistics
  • IDIS 485/685 – Directed Study
  • IDIS 614 – Industrial Distributor Networks
  • IDIS 634 – Quality Concepts in Industrial Distribution

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Inventory and Transportation Coordination
  • Distribution and Logistics Management
  • Warehouse Design and Optimization
  • Supply Chain Network Optimization
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Crisis Management
  • Transportation Issues During Incidents of National Significance
  • Joint Facility Location and Pricing Decisions


  • PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2007
  • MS in Industrial Engineering, Sabanci University, Turkey, 2002
  • BS in Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, 2000


Dr. Capar has received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and Sabanci University respectively. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University, he joined the Industrial Distribution program at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor in 2007. Dr. Capar’s research area lies in the application of operations research techniques to supply chain and logistics problems. He also performs research on transportation issues during incidents of national significance. He teaches courses in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, and quality issues in industrial distribution. He has worked on projects funded by various private industries and agencies such as the Economic Development Administration, National Center for Intermodal Transportation, and Department of Homeland Security. He is a member of ASEE, APICS, IIE, and INFORMS.