Yasanur Kayikci

Dr Yasanur Kayikci BSc, MA, MSc, PhD, Dipl.-Ing., Dr.rer.soc.oec.

Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


I am an Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. My research interests include digital supply chain, technology management and Industry 4.0 powered digital applications in logistics and supply chain (AI, IoT, blockchain, big data, digital twin, physical internet), digital supply chain transformation, business model innovation, collaborative platforms/business models, smart circular economy, sustainability, sharing economy, on-demand services and urban mobility, and decision support systems.


I am currently working as an Associate Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Sheffield Business School. Prior to this position, I worked as a Head of Department and Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering at state universities in Turkey and Austria. I have over 25 years of industrial, consulting, and academic experience working on digital supply chains, sustainable supply chains, industrial digital transformation, logistics information system design, and implementation projects with a wide range of UK, US, European and Asian organisations.

I hold a PhD degree in Information Management from Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. The PhD thesis was awarded as the best PhD thesis among Austrian universities for outstanding research from the Dr Maria Schaumayer Foundation in Austria. I obtained MSc and BSc degrees in Industrial Engineering from Graz University of Technology, Austria. I also hold a Docent degree in Industrial Engineering, which is an Associate Professor qualification approved by the Inter-University Council in Turkey.

I have worked with many organisations on interdisciplinary research projects and generated more than £2 million in funding from various national and international funding agencies, such as the European Union's Horizon 2020, the British Council, Newton Fund, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Royal Academy of Engineering, the German Academic Exchange Service. I have successfully completed many consultancy projects to support the industrial digital transformation of large, small, and medium-sized companies, especially in the manufacturing, automotive, transportation, electronics, and food sectors.

I focus mainly on the SBS research themes of digital transformation and sustainable supply chains to solve complex research problems to promote digital supply chain transformation and to propose sustainable solutions for different logistics and supply chain systems. I have published more than 100 methodological as well as empirical peer-reviewed scientific articles, conference papers, technical reports, books, book chapters, and trade magazine articles. I have published most of my research outputs in highly reputed ABS* international journals including Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Business Research, Production Planning & Control, Annals of Operations Research, Business Strategy and the Environment. My research interests are multidisciplinary, based on quantitative and qualitative research and multi-method approaches, drawing theoretical inspiration and methodological support from operations research/management, business analytics, management science, information systems research, decision-making, cognitive science, and management studies to design and develop innovative business models and decision-making tools.


Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Subject area 

Business Operations and Systems 


Relevant projects 

Sheffield Innovation Programme
EU's Horizon Europe Programme
EU's Horizon 2020 Programme



Journal articles

Rejeb, A., Rejeb, K., Kayikci, Y., Appolloni, A., & Treiblmaier, H. (2023). Mapping the knowledge domain of green procurement: a review and bibliometric analysis. ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-023-03948

Jamil, S., Zaman, S.I., Kayikci, Y., & Khan, S.A. (2023). The role of green recruitment on organizational sustainability performance: A study within the context of green human resource management. Sustainability, 15 (21). http://doi.org/10.3390/su152115567

Rejeb, A., Rejeb, K., Kayikci, Y., Appolloni, A., & Treiblmaier, H. (2023). Mapping the knowledge domain of green procurement: a review and bibliometric analysis. Environment, Development and Sustainability. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-023-03948-w

Kayikci, Y., & Cesur, E. (2023). Artificial neural networks-based route selection model for multimodal freight transport network during global pandemic. Academic Platform Journal of Engineering and Smart Systems, 11 (3), 163-173. http://doi.org/10.21541/apjess.1294957

Rejeb, A., Rejeb, K., Appolloni, A., Jagtap, S., Iranmanesh, M., Alghamdi, S., ... Kayikci, Y. (2023). Unleashing the power of internet of things and blockchain: A comprehensive analysis and future directions. Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems, 4, 1-18. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.iotcps.2023.06.003

Kayikci, Y., Gozan-Chase, N., & Rejeb, A. (2023). Blockchain entrepreneurship roles for circular supply chain transition. Business Strategy and the Environment. http://doi.org/10.1002/bse.3489

Chauhan, A., Kaur, H., Mangla, S.K., & Kayikci, Y. (2023). Data driven flexible supplier network of selfcare essentials during disruptions in supply chain. Annals of Operations Research. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-023-05298-2

Kumar Detwal, P., Soni, G., Kumar Jakhar, S., Kumar Shrivastava, D., Madaan, J., & Kayikci, Y. (2023). Machine learning-based technique for predicting vendor incoterm (contract) in global omnichannel pharmaceutical supply chain. Journal of Business Research, 158. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2023.113688

Akhtar, M., Gunasekaran, A., & Kayikci, Y. (2023). A novel stochastic fuzzy decision model for agile and sustainable global manufacturing outsourcing partner selection in footwear industry. Journal of Enterprise Information Management. http://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-12-2021-0537

Rejeb, A., Rejeb, K., Appolloni, A., Kayikci, Y., & Iranmanesh, M. (2023). The landscape of public procurement research: a bibliometric analysis and topic modelling based on Scopus. Journal of Public Procurement. http://doi.org/10.1108/jopp-06-2022-0031

Kabadurmus, O., Kayikci, Y., Demir, S., & Koc, B. (2023). A data-driven decision support system with smart packaging in grocery store supply chains during outbreaks. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 85. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2022.101417

Bhatia, M.S., Chaudhuri, A., Kayikci, Y., & Treiblmaier, H. (2023). Implementation of blockchain-enabled supply chain finance solutions in the agricultural commodity supply chain: a transaction cost economics perspective. Production Planning & Control. http://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2023.2180685

Kayikci, Y., & Kabadurmus, O. (2022). Barriers to the adoption of the mobility-as-a-service concept: the case of Istanbul, a large emerging metropolis. Transport Policy, 129, 219-236. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2022.10.015

Kayikci, Y., Kazancoglu, Y., Gozacan-Chase, N., Lafci, C., & Batista, L. (2022). Assessing smart circular supply chain readiness and maturity level of small and medium-sized enterprises. Journal of Business Research, 149, 375-392. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.05.042

Rejeb, A., Rejeb, K., Abdollahi, A., Kayikci, Y., & Appolloni, A. (2022). Mapping the scholarly research on restaurants: a bibliometric analysis. Journal of Foodservice Business Research. http://doi.org/10.1080/15378020.2022.2136477

Chaudhuri, A., Bhatia, M.S., Subramanian, N., Kayikci, Y., & Dora, M. (2022). Socio-technical capabilities for blockchain implementation by service providers: multiple case study of projects with transaction time reduction and quality improvement objectives. Production Planning and Control. http://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2022.2128865

Rejeb, A., Rejeb, K., Zailani, S., Kayikci, Y., & Keogh, J.G. (2022). Examining knowledge diffusion in the circular economy domain: a main path analysis. Circular Economy and Sustainability, 3 (1), 125-166. http://doi.org/10.1007/s43615-022-00189-3

Rejeb, A., Rejeb, K., Zailani, S., & Kayikci, Y. (2022). Knowledge diffusion of Halal food research: a main path analysis. Journal of Islamic Marketing. http://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-07-2021-0229

Kayikci, Y., Gozacan‐Chase, N., Rejeb, A., & Mathiyazhagan, K. (2022). Critical success factors for implementing blockchain‐based circular supply chain. Business Strategy and the Environment. http://doi.org/10.1002/bse.3110

Kayikci, Y., Demir, S., Mangla, S.K., Subramanian, N., & Koc, B. (2022). Data-driven optimal dynamic pricing strategy for reducing perishable food waste at retailers. Journal of Cleaner Production, 344. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.131068

Kayikci, Y., Kazancoglu, Y., Gozacan Chase, N., & Lafci, C. (2022). Analyzing the drivers of smart sustainable circular supply chain for sustainable development goals through stakeholder theory. Business Strategy and the Environment. http://doi.org/10.1002/bse.3087

Demir, S., Gunduz, M.A., Kayikci, Y., & Paksoy, T. (2022). Readiness and maturity of smart and sustainable supply chains: a model proposal. Engineering Management Journal. http://doi.org/10.1080/10429247.2022.2050129

Kayikci, Y., Durak Usar, D., & Aylak, B.L. (2021). Using blockchain technology to drive operational excellence in perishable food supply chains during outbreaks. International Journal of Logistics Management. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJLM-01-2021-0027

Chaudhuri, A., Bhatia, M.S., Kayikci, Y., Fernandes, K.J., & Fosso-Wamba, S. (2021). Improving social sustainability and reducing supply chain risks through blockchain implementation: role of outcome and behavioural mechanisms. Annals of Operations Research. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-021-04307-6

Mandal, J., Mitra, R., Gupta, V.K., Subramanian, N., Kayikci, Y., & Tiwari, M.K. (2021). Optimal allocation of near-expiry food in a retailer-foodbank supply network with economic and environmental considerations: An aggregator's perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 318. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128481

Kayikci, Y., Kazancoglu, Y., Lafci, C., & Gozacan, N. (2021). Exploring barriers to smart and sustainable circular economy: The case of an automotive eco-cluster. Journal of Cleaner Production, 314. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127920

DURAK UŞAR, D., AYLAK, B.L., & Kayikci, Y. (2021). Tedarik Zinciri Kademesinin ISO 9001 Kalite Yönetim Sertifikasyonu ve Finansal Performans İlişkisine Etkisi: Türkiye Örneği. Journal of Yaşar University, 16 (63), 1454-1481. http://doi.org/10.19168/jyasar.825853

Kayikci, Y., Kazancoglu, Y., Lafci, C., Gozacan-Chase, N., & Mangla, S.K. (2021). Smart circular supply chains to achieving SDGs for post-pandemic preparedness. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 35 (1), 237-265. http://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-06-2021-0271

Kayikci, Y. (2021). Stream processing data decision model for higher environmental performance and resilience in sustainable logistics infrastructure. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 34 (1), 140-167. http://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-08-2019-0232

Kazancoglu, Y., Ekinci, E., Mangla, S.K., Sezer, M.D., & Kayikci, Y. (2021). Performance evaluation of reverse logistics in food supply chains in a circular economy using system dynamics. Business Strategy and the Environment, 30 (1), 71-91. http://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2610

Cesur, E., Cesur, M.R., Kayikci, Y., & Mangla, S.K. (2020). Optimal number of remanufacturing in a circular economy platform. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, 25 (4-5), 454-470. http://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2020.1825656

Kayikci, Y., Subramanian, N., Dora, M., & Bhatia, M.S. (2020). Food supply chain in the era of Industry 4.0: blockchain technology implementation opportunities and impediments from the perspective of people, process, performance, and technology. Production Planning and Control, 33 (2-3), 301-321. http://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1810757

Kayikci, Y., Ozbiltekin, M., & Kazancoglu, Y. (2020). Minimizing losses at red meat supply chain with circular and central slaughterhouse model. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, 33 (4), 791-816. http://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-01-2019-0025

Kazancoglu, Y., Sagnak, M., Kayikci, Y., & Kumar Mangla, S. (2020). Operational excellence in a green supply chain for environmental management: a case study. Business Strategy and the Environment, 29 (3), 1532-1547. http://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2451

Bag, S., Wood, L.C., Xu, L., Dhamija, P., & Kayikci, Y. (2020). Big data analytics as an operational excellence approach to enhance sustainable supply chain performance. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 153. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104559

Kayikci, Y. (2020). Uluslararası Deniz-Demir Yolu Kombine Yük Taşımacılığında Maliyet Dağıtım Yöntemlerinin Analizi / Analysis of Cost Allocation Methods in International Sea-Rail Multimodal Freight Transportation. Journal of Yaşar University, 15 (57), 129-142. http://doi.org/10.19168/jyasar.568692

AYLAK, B.L., Kayikci, Y., & TAŞ, M.A. (2020). Türkiye’de lojistik sektöründe faaliyet gösteren işletmelerin dijital trendlerinin incelenmesi / Investigation of Digital Trends Operating in the Logistics Sector in Turkey. Journal of Yaşar University, 15 (57), 98-116. http://doi.org/10.19168/jyasar.569599

Coskun, S., Kayikci, Y., & Gencay, E. (2019). Adapting engineering education to industry 4.0 vision. Technologies, 7 (1). http://doi.org/10.3390/technologies7010010

Kayikci, Y., Mutlu, A., & Çatay, B. (2018). A Decision Support System and its Application for International Sea-Rail Multimodal Freight Transportation Operations (Uluslararasi Deniz-Demir Yolu Kombine Yuk Tasimaciligi Operasyonlari İcin Bir Karar Destek Sistemi Ve Uygulamasi). Uludağ University Journal of The Faculty of Engineering, 23 (4), 99-116. http://doi.org/10.17482/uumfd.455356

Kayikci, Y. (2018). Mobility-On-Demand Service In Mass Transit: Hypercommute options. Sigma Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences, 9 (4), 447-460. https://eds.yildiz.edu.tr/sigma/Articles

Kayikci, Y., & Stix, V. (2014). Causal mechanism in transport collaboration. Expert Systems with Applications, 41 (4), 1561-1575. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.eswa.2013.08.053

Kayikci, Y., Stix, V., LeBlanc, L.J., & Bartolacci, M.R. (2014). A Novel Application of a Hybrid Delphi-Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) Technique. International Journal of Applied Logistics, 5 (1), 52-75. http://doi.org/10.4018/ijal.2014010104

Bartolacci, M.R., LeBlanc, L.J., Kayikci, Y., & Grossman, T.A. (2012). Optimization Modeling for Logistics: Options and Implementations. Journal of Business Logistics, 33 (2), 118-127. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.0000-0000.2012.01044.x

Kayikci, Y. (2011). Value Creation in Electronic Supply Chains by Adoption of a Vendor Managed Inventory System. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking, 3 (4), 17-27. http://doi.org/10.4018/jitn.2011100102

Kayikci, Y., & Kabadurmus, O. (n.d.). Barriers to the Adoption of the Mobility-as-A-Service Concept: A Developing Country Perspective. .

Conference papers

Kayikci, Y., Zavitsas, K., Franklin, R., & Cebeci, M. (2023). Physical Internet-driven last mile delivery: Performance requirements across people, process, and technology. In IPIC 2023 - 9th International Physical Internet Conference, Athens, Greece, 13 June 2023 - 15 June 2023. https://www.pi.events/sites/default/files/IPIC2023_Proceedings.pdf

Kabadurmus, O., & Kayikci, Y. (2023). Exploring User Acceptance and the Willingness to Uptake Mobility-as-a-Service: A Developing Country Perspective [Abstract only]. In POMS 2023 - The 33rd Annual POMS-Conference, Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL, United States, 21 May 2023 - 25 May 2023. https://pomsmeetings.org/conf-2023/documents/Full-Schedule-PDF.pdf

Kayikci, Y., Demir, S., & Koc, B. (2021). IoT-freshness sensor data-driven price information system for food waste reduction in grocery retail stores. In Pawar, K.S., Potter, A., & Jimo, A. (Eds.) The 25th International Symposium on Logistics (ISL 2021), Online, 12 July 2021 - 13 July 2021 (pp. 171-179). Nottingham University Business School: https://web.archive.org/web/20211020093133/http://isl21.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/25th-ISL-Proceedings.pdf

Kumar, A., Mangla, S.K., Kumar, P., & Kayikci, Y. (2020). Investigating enablers to improve transparency in sustainable food supply chain using F-BWM. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 1197, 567-575. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51156-2_65

Kayikci, Y. (2018). Sustainability impact of digitization in logistics. Procedia Manufacturing, 21, 782-789. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2018.02.184

Kayikci, Y. (2010). A conceptual model for intermodal freight logistics centre location decisions. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2 (3), 6297-6311. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.04.039

Book chapters

Kayikci, Y., & Subramanian, N. (2022). Blockchain Interoperability Issues in Supply Chain: Exploration of Mass Adoption Procedures. In Emrouznejad, A., & Charles, V. (Eds.) Big Data and Blockchain for Service Operations Management. (pp. 309-328). Cham, Switzerland: Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-87304-2_13

Kayıkcı, Y., Gözaçan, N., Lafcı, Ç., & Kazançoğlu, Y. (2021). A Conceptual Framework for Food Loss and Waste in Agri-Food Supply Chains: Circular Economy Perspective. In Challenges and Opportunities of Circular Economy in Agri-Food Sector. (pp. 41-53). Springer Singapore: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-3791-9_3

Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayıkcı, Y. (2020). Blockchain Applications in Reverse Logistics. In Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. (pp. 67-81). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4_8

Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayikci, Y. (2020). Blockchain Applications in Health Care Supply Chain. In Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. (pp. 31-38). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4_4

Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayıkcı, Y. (2020). Blockchain Applications in Retail Supply Chain. In Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. (pp. 49-56). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4_6

Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayikci, Y. (2020). Blockchain Applications in Food Supply Chain. In Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. (pp. 21-29). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4_3

Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayıkcı, Y. (2020). Blockchain Applications in Manufacturing Supply Chain. In Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. (pp. 57-66). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4_7

Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayıkcı, Y. (2020). Information System Evolution and Blockchain. In Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. (pp. 1-9). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4_1

Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayıkcı, Y. (2020). Blockchain Applications and Future Opportunities in Transportation. In Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. (pp. 39-48). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4_5

Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayikci, Y. (2020). Basics of Blockchain. In Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. (pp. 11-19). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4_2

Kayιkcι, Y. (2020). Blockchain Driven Supply Chain Management. In Logistics 4.0. (pp. 146-155). CRC Press: http://doi.org/10.1201/9780429327636-16

Kayikci, Y. (2019). E-Commerce in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. In Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Business Operations and Management. (pp. 1015-1026). IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-7362-3.ch076

Sharma, Y.K., Patil, P.P., Tufchi, N., & Kayikci, Y. (2019). Innovative Procurement Practices Increase Productivity. In Mangla, S.K., & Luthra, S. (Eds.) Sustainability, Innovation and Procurement. (pp. 79-90). Boca Raton: CRC Press: http://doi.org/10.1201/9780429430695

Sharma, Y.K., Patil, P.P., Tufchi, N., & Kayıkcı, Y. (2019). Innovative Procurement Practices Increase Productivity. In Sustainability, Innovation and Procurement. (pp. 79-92). CRC Press: http://doi.org/10.1201/9780429430695-4

Kayikci, Y. (2018). E-Commerce in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition. (pp. 5367-5377). IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch466

Kayikci, Y., Bartolacci, M.R., & LeBlanc, L.J. (2018). Identifying the Key Success Factors in Strategic Alignment of Transport Collaboration Using a Hybrid Delphi-AHP. In Contemporary Approaches and Strategies for Applied Logistics. (pp. 1-36). IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5273-4.ch001

Kayikci, Y. (2013). Value Creation in Electronic Supply Chains by Adoption of a Vendor Managed Inventory System. In Advancements and Innovations in Wireless Communications and Network Technologies. (pp. 229-240). IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2154-1.ch017


Subramanian, N., Chaudhuri, A., & Kayıkcı, Y. (2020). Blockchain and Supply Chain Logistics. Springer International Publishing. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-47531-4

Kayikci, Y. (2015). Decision Support Systems for Transport Collaboration. Sudwestdeutscher Verlag Fur Hochschulschriften AG.

Kayikci, Y. (2010). A Risk Assessment Model in Collaborative Transportation Management: A Perspective through Transport Services. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller. https://www.amazon.com/Assessment-Model-Collaborative-Transportation-Management/dp/3639304497

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I am supervising PhD students and post-doctoral researchers (funded or self-funded) in my research areas. I am hosting external PhD students and post-doctoral fellows from all over the world.

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