This unique avant-garde book brings the Risk Intelligent Supply Chain (RISC) concept to life for the first time. It answers the question of how to become a risk intelligent supply chain.It proposes the practical and thought-provoking I-Quartet Model with four essential roles “Integrator, Inquirer, Improviser, and Ingenious,” that any supply chain network must play to become risk intelligent.

The book is now available for purchase at Amazon USA, Amazon UK and the publisher’s website. To read the editorial reviews, please visit here. You may also review the book at Google Books before purchasing.





Haksöz, Seshadri, and Iyer have brought together 28 scholars and business executives from different continents to share their perspectives about past and present trading activities along the Silk Road.  [the book] examines a wide range of issues arising from a multicultural perspective.  It provides clear insights of the past and the present that will help academics and practitioners to gain a better understanding of the future.

From the foreword by Christopher Tang, University of California, Los Angeles

Historically important trade routes for goods of all kinds for more than 3000 years, the Silk Road has once again come to prominence. Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road: Strategy, Performance, and Risk present emerging supply chain practices from the Silk Road regions that include China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Iran, Central Asia, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, and Hungary. It takes a results-oriented, comparative approach to supply chain management covering structural, strategic, and operational topics.

The book first presents how the historical Silk Road supply chains operated and then provides new and interesting examples from different countries the Silk Road passed, from China to Europe. The text demonstrates that the supply chain concept and its related practices are not new, per se, and invented recently in the West. Rather, it was practiced for centuries along the Silk Road and became the foundation for today’s global supply chains. Against this backdrop, the book explores the differences and similarities along the Silk Road in the supply chain management process and what can be learned from them.

As supply chains become longer, leaner, and more scattered around the globe, performance and risk become two sides of a coin. Bringing together a diverse team of experts from academia and the business world, the book’s coverage spans not only regions, but industries. This fresh perspective provides insights for assessing performance and hedging risk and opens up new directions for research.

To purchase a copy of the book, please visit the closest Amazon website such as Amazon (USA), Amazon (Canada), Amazon (UK), Amazon (Germany), Amazon (Japan) or CRC Press website. 


The revised Turkish translation, İpek Yolunda Tedarik Zinciri Yönetimi (2014),  is now available by Scala Yayıncılık.


“Kitap tedarik zincirlerinin tarihi temelleri üstüne yeni ve düşündürücü bakış açıları sunmakta ve bugünün karmaşık ve daima değişen küresel tedarik zincirleriyle bağ kurmaktadır. Tarihi İpek Yolu tedarik zincirleri asırlardır uluslararası ticarete olanak sağlamışken, Yeni İpek Yolu tedarik zincirleri Asya, Orta Doğu, Avrupa ve Afrika’daki gelişen ekonomiler için eşi görülmemiş fırsatlar yaratmaktadır. Yöneticiler için kesinlikle okunması gereken bir kitap…”
-Prof. Dr. Michael L. Pinedo
Julius Schlesinger Operasyon Yönetimi Kürsü Başkanı, Leonard N. Stern İşletme Okulu, New York Üniversitesi

“Öncü, özgün ve tam zamanında bir kitap…Bu eser tarihi İpek Yolu’nu kutlayarak, onun günümüz küresel tedarik zincirlerini yaratmadaki yadsınamaz rolünü açıkça ortaya koymaktadır.”
-Prof. Dr. Ilan Alon 
George D. ve Harriet W. Cornell Uluslararası İşletme Kürsü Başkanı,
Çin Merkezi Direktörü, Rollins College, Konuk Bilim Adamı, Harvard Üniversitesi


Kitabı satın almak için Scala Kitapçı’yıziyaret edebilirsiniz.


Executive Summary
This ebook covers the socioeconomic and supply chain environment in Turkey. Turkey is the third most populous country in Europe behind Russia and Germany. It is also strategically located among developed European countries, energy-rich Russia and surrounding areas, and the developing Middle Eastern countries. This crossroads location has allowed Turkey to bridge trade and cultures for centuries.


Metin Çakanyıldırım, University of Texas at Dallas, School of Management

Çağrı Haksöz, Sabancı University, Sabancı School of Management, Turkey

To puchase a copy of this ebook, please visit the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) website.