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Indiana University Bloomington

Operations & Decision Technologies

ODT Widget Faculty

"The faculty at Kelley are amazing to work with. The Academy students are really engaged and are very impressive."
Casey Wayson,
Recruiter, Eaton Corp.

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 ››