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.
Guilt by Association: Strategic Failure Prevention and Recovery Capacity Investments (with Brian Tomlin). 2013. Management Science, 59(7), 1631-1649.
Collaborative Cost Reduction and Component Procurement Under Information Asymmetry (with Serguei Netessine). 2013. Management Science, 59(1), 189-206.
Impact of Performance-Based Contracting on Product Reliability: An Empirical Analysis (with Morris Cohen, Jose Guajardo, and Serguei Netessine). 2012. Management Science, 58(5), 961-979.
Contracting for Infrequent Restoration and Recovery of Mission-Critical Systems (with Morris Cohen, Serguei Netessine, and Senthil Veeraraghavan). 2010. Management Science, 56(9), 1551-1567.
Performance Contracting in After-Sales Service Supply Chains (with Morris Cohen and Serguei Netessine). 2007. Management Science, 53(12), 1843-1858.
Signaling and Contract Choice in After-Sales Service (with Nitin Bakshi and Nicos Savva). 2013. Under review.
Supply Chain Contracting with Quality Choice (with Robert Swinney). 2013. Under review.
Time to Come Clean? Disclosure and Inspection Policies for Green Production. 2013. Under revision.
Strategic Reliability Investments in Multi-Indenture Supply Chains. 2011. Working paper.
Reliability or Inventory? Analysis of Product Support Contracts in the Defense Industry (with Morris Cohen and Serguei Netessine). 2011. Working paper.
Work in Progress
Self-Policing for Supply Chain Compliance Under NGO Pressure.
Preventing and Mitigating Supply Disruptions Under Inventory Competition.
In the News
Pay for What You Get: Putting Performance-based Contracting to the Test. October 14, 2009. Knowledge@Wharton.
'Power by the Hour': Can Paying Only for Performance Redefine How Products Are Sold and Serviced? February 21, 2007. Knowledge@Wharton.
Honors and Awards
F. K. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Fund Research Grant, Yale Center for Business and the Environment. 2012.
Management Science Distinguished Service Award. 2010, 2013.
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Meritorious Service Award. 2008, 2010, 2011.
First Place, George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award. 2008.
First Place, POMS College of Supply Chain Management Student Paper Competition (co-winner: N. Bakshi). 2008.
Honorable Mention, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Student Paper Competition. 2006.
Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Military Applications. 2006.
SOLE Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award. 2006.
NSF IGERT Doctoral Fellowship in Global Manufacturing Logistics. 2003-07.
MGT 422: Operations Engine (MBA core).
MGT 873: Supply Chain Management (MBA elective).
MGT 875: Service Operations Management (MBA elective).