Mehmet Gӧkhan Yalҫın

  • Associate Professor
  • Supply Chain Management, BAI
  • Phone: 401.874.4247
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  • Office Location: 205, Ballentine


Mehmet Gӧkhan Yalҫın is an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the University of Rhode Island, College of Business. Mehmet held various engineering and managerial positions prior to joining academia where he has been recognized with research and teaching awards. He is a certified Black Belt in Lean/Six Sigma (LSS), and Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) and teaches Operations and Supply Chain Management courses to students and practitioners. Dr. Yalҫın’s research focus is at the interface of sustainability and innovation with the focal point on Supply Chain Ambidexterity (SCX) and Paradox Theory (PT).

Supply Chain Ambidexterity (SCX): Persistent contradiction between two interdependent elements, namely Supply chain integration (SCI) and Supply chain agility (SCA).

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt


Keywords Supply chain ambidexterity (SCX), Supply chain integration (SCI), Supply chain agility (SCA), Concept of ambidexterity (CoA), Managing SCX, Paradox Theory (PT), Sustainability, Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM), Engaged Scholarship, Performing as Teachers and Learners (PT&L)


Ph.D., Operations and Supply Chain Management, University of Rhode Island
M.B.A., General Business, Bryant University
M.S., Structural Engineering, Lehigh University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University

Selected Publications

Ashraf, Muhammad Hasan, and Mehmet G. Yalcin. 2024.
“Supply Chain ‘Flows’ Management.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Supply Chain Management, edited by Joseph Sarkis, 1–23. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

Special Projects

Professor Yalcin is a founding member of the Performing as Teachers and Learners (PT&L) Initiative at the University of Rhode Island. PT&L is an inter-disciplinary, experiential learning initiative designed to help improve the self-confidence, cultural competence, & effectiveness of teachers & learners across the URI community.