Assistant Professor of Operations Management
Professor Kim specializes in supply chain management and service operations. He focuses on practice-driven problems in these areas, building models based on tools from game theory, contract theory, econometric methods as well as operations research, in order to generate managerial insights and suggest ways to improve efficiency across supply chains and service networks. He has worked closely with the managers in the aerospace and defense industry, where ideas from his research have provided deeper understanding of the observed industry practices and contributed to policy implementations. His recent research interests include managing low-probability/high-impact disruptions in supply chains, sustainable operations, and social responsibility in supply chain management.Selected Publications
"Guilt by Association: Strategic Failure Prevention and Recovery Capacity Investments"
(with B. Tomlin), Management Science
, forthcoming"Collaborative Cost Reduction and Component Procurement Under Information Asymmetry"
(with S. Netessine), Management Science
, Vol. 59, No. 1, 189-206, 2013"Impact of Performance-Based Contracting on Product Reliability: An Empirical Analysis"
(with M. Cohen, J. Guajardo, and S. Netessine), Management Science
, Vol. 58. No. 5, 961-979, 2012"Contracting for Infrequent Restoration and Recovery of Mission-Critical Systems"
(with M.A. Cohen, S. Netessine, and S. Veeraraghavan), Management Science
, Vol. 59, No. 9, 1551-1567, 2010"Performance Contracting in After-Sales Service Supply Chains"
(with M.A. Cohen and S. Netessine), Management Science
, Vol. 53, No. 12, 1843-1858, 2007Working Papers
"Reliability or Inventory? Analysis of Product Support Contracts in the Defense Industry"
(with M.A. Cohen and S. Netessine) "Product Quality Choice and Inventory Risk with Strategic Consumers"
(with R. Swinney)"Strategic Reliability Investments in Multi-Indenture Supply Chains""Signaling Product Quality with After-Sales Service Contracts"
(with N. Bakshi and N. Savva)"Time to Come Clean? Disclosure and Inspection Policies for Green Production"
PhD University of Pennsylvania, 2008
MS Stanford University, 1998
BA summa cum laude,
University of Pennsylvania, 1996