Dr. Sang Jo Kim
Dr. Sang Jo Kim is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where he is working with Professor Guillermo Gallego. His current research focuses on the structure of optimal joint decisions on various manufacturing and sales operations such as inventory replenishment, pricing, revenue management, assortment and bundling, especially when the seller offers multiple products/services that are economically complementary or substitutable for each other. To this end, he also investigates the economic relationship between products/services that the seller should consider for optimal operations, which might not necessarily be the same as that from the customer utility viewpoint.
For two years before moving to Hong Kong, he served as an assistant professor at Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation that belongs to MIT Global SCALE Network. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a business consultant in supply chain innovation for several years at IBM Global Business Services and i2 Technologies (now JDA Software Group). He engaged in numerous consulting projects for globally leading companies in various industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, steelmaking, shipping and consumer packaged goods. His consulting functions included sales and operations planning, production planning and scheduling, shipping scheduling, inventory optimization as well as general process analysis and design.
He holds a PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea.