Dr. Katariina Kemppainen

Katariina Kemppainen is a Professor of Practice at the Aalto University School of Business. Dr. Kemppainen has previously taught courses on Supply Chain Management, Sourcing and Manufacturing Planning at the RSM Erasmus University, Helsinki School of Business and Nokia.

Professor of Practice, Aalto University School of Business

She has been recognized with teaching awards such as the Best Course at the Finnish Business Schools 2005 and Aalto Teaching Excellence 2017. Dr. Kemppainen is particularly interested about supply chain decision making and operations planning. She worked as a supply chain executive (e.g. Chief Supply Chain Architect, Head of Sales & Operations Planning, and Head of Continuous Improvement) at Nokia and Microsoft 2007-2014. She has also published in academic journals such as International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, and Journal of Business Ethics. Her current research focuses on the use of analytics in supply chain planning processes, management of supply risks, and operations scheduling in service and manufacturing systems. Professor Kemppainen holds a M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Logistics both from the Helsinki School of Economics. She has been a board member of Hansel Oy, the central purchasing organization of state organizations, since 2016.