Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road: Strategy, by Çagri Haksöz

By Çagri Haksöz

Traditionally vital exchange routes for items of all types for greater than 3000 years, the Silk street has once more come to prominence. Managing offer Chains at the Silk street: method, functionality, and Risk current rising offer chain practices from the Silk street areas that come with China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Iran, crucial Asia, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, and Hungary. It takes a results-oriented, comparative method of provide chain administration overlaying structural, strategic, and operational topics.

The e-book first provides how the old Silk street provide chains operated after which offers new and engaging examples from diverse nations the Silk highway handed, from China to Europe. The textual content demonstrates that the provision chain proposal and its comparable practices usually are not new, in line with se, and invented lately within the West. really, it used to be practiced for hundreds of years alongside the Silk street and have become the root for today’s worldwide provide chains. by contrast backdrop, the booklet explores the variations and similarities alongside the Silk highway within the provide chain administration method and what might be realized from them.

As offer chains develop into longer, leaner, and extra scattered worldwide, functionality and danger develop into aspects of a coin. Bringing jointly a various group of specialists from academia and the company global, the book’s assurance spans not just areas, yet industries. This clean viewpoint offers insights for assessing functionality and hedging danger and opens up new instructions for study.

… Haksoz, Seshadri, and Iyer have introduced jointly 28 students and enterprise executives from varied continents to proportion their views approximately previous and current buying and selling actions alongside the Silk street. … [the e-book] examines quite a lot of matters coming up from a multicultural viewpoint. … offers transparent insights of the previous and the current that may support teachers and practitioners to achieve a greater figuring out of the future.
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From the foreword by means of Christopher Tang, University of California, Los Angeles

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In the fifteenth century, traversing from Herat in Afghanistan to Peking in China took about a year. The journey from Peking to Samarkand also took about a year. The travel time from İstanbul to Central Asia was 9–10 months. The travel time of full length of the Silk Road was roughly 270 days, when delays due to weather conditions or other inconveniences and rest periods were excluded (Rossabi, 1990). In the seventeenth century, it took caravans 5–6 months to traverse the route between Isfahan and Agra passing through Lahore, Qandahar, Farah, and Yazd (Steensgaard, 1999).

The opening of the sea based trade routes changed the types of traded commodities. The main export of China became porcelain along with spices, medicines, and timber (Lewis, 2009). It is interesting to note that, maritime cargo shipping, which has helped the global world become flatter today, was used centuries ago. In the eleventh and twelfth centuries, due to the improvement of maritime technologies, it was possible to carry bulk cargo over long distances with less labor cost. Goods like pepper, spices, rice, sugar, wheat, salt, manufactured goods, and raw materials were traded (Curtin, 1998).

The production process consisted of sericulture, reeling, and throwing. Sericulture is rearing of silkworms for the production of raw silk. * Picul was a Javanese unit of weight approximating 61â•›kg. Spanish, Portuguese, British, and Dutch colonial maritime trade companies employed picul in their transactions, since the unit was widely understood and used by Indonesian, Javanese, Chinese, Indians, and Arabs. , 1990. 5â•… Shipping Costs of VOC in the Eighteenth Century 14 ◾ Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road Silk Road Supply Chains: A Historical Perspective ◾ 15 The silkworms are fed mulberry leaves.

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