Prof. Dr.
Kai Hoberg


Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Strategy

Head of Logistics Department


  • Relevance of Weather for Retail Operations Planning, MSOM Conference 2016, University of Auckland, June 30, 2016
  • Der Wert von Wetterinformationen für die Planung im Online-Handel (German), Scientific Commission Logistics, Technical University of Hamburg, June 24, 2016
  • Alternative Incentives for Multi-period Inventory Management, Research Seminar, University of Hamburg, May 31, 2016
  • Beyond Forecasting: How Good Forecasts Improve Planning, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, April 8, 2016
  • How Supply Chain Management can Drive Customer Service, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, April 14, 2016
  • Time to get Supply Chain Management to the Board, SAPICS Meeting, Cape Town, March 31, 2016
  • How Did You Survive the Crash? An Empirical Analysis of Inventory Management Capabilities in the Financial Crisis, MSOM 2012, Columbia University, New York City, June 18-19, 2012
  • Leveraging Financial Quarterly Data for Empirical Supply Chain Management Research – An Overview on First Advances, presented at NUS Decision Science Research Seminar, April 24, 2012 
  • Who Should Own Inventories in the Supply Chain? An Empirical Analysis of Strategic Stock Positioning in Supplier-Customer Relationships, presented at POMS HK 2012, January 5-6, 2012 (with Margarita Protopappa-Sieke)
  • Who Should Hold Inventories in the Supply Chain? An Empirical Analysis of Customer-Supplier Relationships, presented at OR 2011, Zurich, August 30 – September 2, 2011 (with Margarita Protopappa-Sieke)
  • Does it Swing? An Empirical Analysis of Firm-Level Inventory Volatility, presented at Informs Annual Meeting 2011, Charlotte, November 13- 16, 2011 (with S. Steinker)
  • Complexity Management in Practice - A Long Way To Go, presented at POMS 2010, Vancouver, May 7-10, 2010.
  • Analyzing Information Delays in Supply Chains Using Transfer Functions, Informs International Conference, Hong Kong, June 25-28, 2006 (with U.W. Thonemann)
  • Extending the Echelon-Stock Policy to Reduce Supply Chain Variability, Informs Annual Meeting 2005, San Francisco, November 13-16, 2005 (with J.R. Bradley and U.W. Thonemann)
  • Analyzing the Effect of the Inventory Policy on the Nonstationary Performance with Linear Control Theory, MSOM 2005, Northwestern University, Chicago, June 27-28, 2005 (with J.R. Bradley and U.W. Thonemann)
  • Analyzing the Behavior of Supply Chains in Response to Stationary and Non-Stationary Demand: A Control Theoretic Approach, OR 2003, Universität Heidelberg, September 3-5, 2003 (with J.R. Bradley und U.W. Thonemann)
  • Analyzing the Bullwhip Effect of Installation-Stock and Echelon-Stock Policies with Linear Control Theory, 6th ISIR Summer School on “Quantitative Models for Supply Chain Management", Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, August 18-22, 2003 (with J.R. Bradley und U.W. Thonemann). 
  • Analyzing the Dynamic Behavior of Supply Chains Using Control Theory, MSOM Conference 2003, University of Southern Californa, Los Angeles, June 16-17, 2003 (with J.R. Bradley and U.W. Thonemann).