Dr Jihee Kim

Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Chelmsford, Cambridge

Research Supervision:Yes

Dr Jihee Kim has built up extensive knowledge of logistics and supply chain management gained from working and research in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. In particular, she seeks to understand the suitability of the key assumptions for Business-SCM for the analysis of humanitarian-SCM. Email Dr Jihee Kim


Jihee joined ARU in early 2022 after she was awarded her PhD in Logistics and Operation Management at Cardiff University in 2021. She has a unique combination of academic and business experience. Prior to starting her PhD, she worked for Samsung, LG and Korean Air in the UK, in the field of logistics and supply chain management. Throughout her BA Sociology studies her work for the National Assembly as a congresswoman's aid, she became more concerned with public values and social issues. Finally, with the sponsorship of the ERSC, she conducted interdisciplinary research for her PhD that combined humanitarian and disaster studies with logistics and supply chain management principles.

Jihee's areas of expertise include:

  • Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management
  • Supply chain integration
  • Humanitarian operations and disaster relief management
  • Partnerships in humanitarian action

Research interests

  • Transforming knowledge between the business and humanitarian sectors
  • Development aid and disaster relief management
  • Supplier relationships in the humanitarian sector
  • Partnerships among humanitarian aid actors
  • Operations management of humanitarian organisation
  • Supply chain resilience and risk management
  • Supply chain integration

Areas of research supervision

  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Humanitarian aid and disaster relief management
  • Supply chain integration and partnerships


Jihee covers the overarching modules of the MSc Supply Chain Management programme such as:

  • Sustainable logistics and supply chains, MSc
  • Project management, MSc


  • PhD, Logistics and Operations Management, Cardiff University, UK
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods (Distinction), Cardiff University, UK
  • MA Management (Higher Degree), Durham University, UK
  • BA (Hons) Sociology/TV, Radio and Films, Ewha Womans University, Korea

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • The economic and social research council (ERSC) sponsorship for her PhD research into humanitarian supply chain integration.