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Indiana University Bloomington

Institute of Business Analytics

Kyle D. Cattani

Contact Information

(812) 855-2665
kcattani [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

  • Associate Professor of Operations Management
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc. Faculty Fellow


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Stanford University, 1997
  • MBA, University of California at Berkeley, 1986
  • BS, Brigham Young University, 1984

Professional Experience

  • Indiana University, 2005-present
  • Decision Sciences, 2006-present, Associate Editor
  • Production and Operations Management Society, 2004-present, Senior Editor
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997-2005
  • Hewlett Packard Company, 1986-1992

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Trustees Teaching Award (2010, 2012)

Professional Interests

Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Managing Operations in the Presence of Uncertainty, Managing Product End of Life, Mass Customization

Selected Publications

  • Cattani, K., G. Souza, and S. Ye (2014), “Shelf Loathing: Cross Docking at an Online Retailer,” Production and Operations Management, 23(5), 893-906.

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  • DeYong, G., K. Cattani (2012), "Well Adjusted: Using expediting and cancelation to manage store replenishment for a seasonal good," European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 93-105. Read Abstract ››

  • Cattani, K., F.  Jacobs, and J. Schoenfelder (2011), “Common Inventory Modeling Assumptions that Fall Short: Arborescent Networks, Poisson Demand, and Single-Echelon Approximations,” Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 29, No. 5, July, pp. 488-499.  Read Abstract ››

  • Cattani, K., E. Dahan, and G. Schmidt (2010), “Lowest Cost May Not Lower Total Cost: Using “Spackling” to Smooth Mass-Customized Production,” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 531-545. Read Abstract ››

  • Cattani, K. and S. Heese (2009), “Seeking Closure: Competition in Complementary Markets,” Decision Sciences, Vol. 40, No. 4. Read Abstract ››

  • Cattani, K., A. Marucheck, and O. Perdikaki (2007), "The Perishability of Online Grocers," Decision Sciences, Vol. 38, No. 2. Read Abstract ››

  • Cattani, K., W. Gilland, S. Heese, and J. Swaminathan (2006), "Boiling Frogs: Pricing Strategies for a Manufacturer Adding a Direct Channel that Competes with the Traditional Channel," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 40-56.
  • Cattani, K., G. Ferrer, and W. Gilland (2003), "Simultaneous Production of Market-specific and Global Products: A Two-stage Stochastic Program with Additional Demand after Recourse", Naval Research Logistics, Vol. 50, No. 5. Read Abstract ››

  • Cattani, K. and G. Souza (2003), "Good Buy? Delaying End–of–Life Purchases", European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 146, No. 1. Read Abstract ››

  • Cattani, K. and G. Souza (2002), “Inventory Rationing and Shipment Flexibility Alternatives for Direct Market Firms,” Production and Operations Management, Vol. 11, No. 4, Winter.

  • Cattani, K. and W. Hausman (2000), "Why are Forecast Updates Often Disappointing?", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Vol. 2, No. 2. Read Abstract ››