Prof. Dr. Kai Förstl

Professor of Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Academic Director M.Sc. in Management – Retail Logistics
Phone +49 (0) 7131 645636-823
E-Mail kai.foerstl@remove-this.ggs.de

Research Interests

Supply Chain Networks, Global Sourcing Decision Making, Reshoring and Insourcing, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Retail Supply Chains

Curriculum Vitae/Professional Experience

  • Since February 2015: Professor of Supply Chain Management, German Graduate School of Management and Law (GGS), Director M.Sc. in Logistics
  • August 2014 – December 2014: Visiting Faculty at Rutgers Business School Newark and New Brunswick, Department of Supply Chain Management & Marketing Sciences, Newark, NJ, United States of America
  • October 2011 – December 2014: Assistant Professor of Global Sourcing, EBS University for Business and Law, Institute for Supply Chain Management – Procurement and Logistics (ISCM), Wiesbaden, Germany
  • May 2010 – September 2011: Post-Doc & Business Unit Manager »Service Factory« Fraunhofer Institute, Supply Chain Services SCS, Nuremberg, Germany
  • October 2007 –March 2010: Doctoral Student and Research Assistant, EBS University for Business and Law, Supply Chain Management Institute (SMI), Wiesbaden, Germany

Education

  • Doctoral degree, Dr. rer. pol. (summa cum laude), EBS University for Business and Law, EBS Business School, Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Advanced degree in Business Administration, Diplom-Kaufmann (equivalent to a M.Sc. degree), EBS University for Business and Law, EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
  • Studies abroad in the M.Sc.-Program at the BI Norwegian School of Management, Oslo, Norway and Euromed, Marseille, France

Publications

Publications in refereed journals (double blind)

  • Foerstl, K., Meinlschmidt, J., & Busse C. 2018. It's a Match! Choosing Information Processing Mechanisms to Address Sustainability-Related Uncertainty in Sustainable Supply Management. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 24, Forthcoming.(VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: B).
  • Meinlschmidt, J., Schleper, M. C. & Foerstl, K.,  2017. Tackling the Sustainability Iceberg: A Transaction Cost Economics Approach to Lower Tier Sustainability Management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Forthcoming. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: B).
  • Foerstl, K., Schleper, M.C. & Henke, M. 2017. Purchasing and supply management: From efficiency to effectiveness in an integrated supply chain. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 23(4): 223-228. (VHB-JOURQUAL 3 Rating: B).
  • Busse, C., Meinlschmidt, J., Foerstl, K. 2017. Managing Information Processing Needs in Global Supply Chains: A Prerequisite to Sustainable Supply Chain Management. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 53(1), 87-113.
  • Schmidt, C.G., Foerstl, K., & Schaltenbrand, B. 2017. The Supply Chain Position Paradox: Green Practices and Firm Performance, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 53(1), 3-25.
  • Schaltenbrand, B., Foerstl, K., Azadegan, A., Linderman, K. 2016. Forthcoming. See What We Want to See? The Effects of Managerial Experience on Corporate Green Investments. Journal of Business Ethics, 134. Forthcoming.
  • Foerstl, K., Franke, H., & Zimmermann, F. 2016. Mediation effects in the 'Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) Practice-Performance Link': Findings from a Meta-Analytical Structural Equation Model. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 22(6), 351-366.
  • Bals, L., Kirchoff, J.F., & Foerstl, K. 2016. Exploring the Reshoring and Insourcing Decision Making Process: Toward an Agenda for Future Research. Operations Management Research, 9(3-4):102–116.
  • Foerstl, K., Kirchoff, J.F., & Bals, L. 2016. Reshoring and Insourcing: Drivers and Future Research Directions. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 46(5), 492-515.
  • Meinlschmidt, J., Foerstl, K., & Kirchoff, J. 2016. The Role of Absorptive Capacity and Desorptive Capacity (ACDC) in Sustainable Supply Management - A Longitudinal Analysis. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 46(2), 177-211.
  • Schaltenbrand, B., Foerstl, K., Kach, A., & Maier, M. 2015. Toward a deeper understanding of managerial green investment patterns - A USA-Germany comparison. International Journal of Production Research, 53(20), 6242-6262.
  • Stanczyk, A., Foerstl, K., Busse, C., & Blome, C. 2015. Global Sourcing Decision Making Processes: Politics, Intuition and Procedural Rationality. Journal of Business Logistics, 36(2), 160-181.
  • Foerstl, K., Azadegan, A., Leppelt, T., & Hartmann, E. 2015. Drivers of Supplier Sustainability: Moving Beyond Compliance to Commitment. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 51(1), 67-92.
  • Zimmermann, F., & Foerstl, F. 2014. A Meta-Analysis of the Purchasing and Supply Management Practice-Performance Link. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 50(3), 37-54.
  • Foerstl, K., Hartmann, E., Wynstra, F., & Moser, R. 2013. Cross-functional integration and functional coordination in purchasing and supply management: Antecedents and effects on purchasing and firm performance. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 33(6), 689-721.
  • Wuttke, D.A., Blome, C., Foerstl, K., & Henke, M. 2013. Managing the innovation adoption of supply chain finance – empirical evidence from six European cases. Journal of Business Logistics, 34(2), 148-166.
  • Leppelt, T., Foerstl, K., & Hartmann, E. 2013. CSR in buyer-supplier relationships: Is it beneficial for top-tier suppliers to market their capability to ensure a responsible upstream supply chain? BuR - Business Research, Official Open Access Journal of German Academic Association for Business Research 6(2), 126-152.
  • Leppelt, T., Foerstl, K., Reuter, C., & Hartmann, E. 2013. Sustainability management beyond organizational boundaries - sustainable supplier relationship management in the chemical industry. Journal of Cleaner Production, 56(1), 94-102.
  • Reuter, C., Goebel, P., & Foerstl, K. 2012. The impact of stakeholder orientation on sustainability and cost prevalence in supplier selection decisions. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 18(4), 270-281.
  • Hollos, D., Blome C., & Foerstl, K. 2012. Does sustainable supplier cooperation affect performance? Examining implications for the triple bottom line. International Journal of Production Research, 50(11), 2968-2986.
  • Pohl, M., & Foerstl, K. 2011. Achieving purchasing competence through purchasing performance measurement system design – a multiple-case study analysis. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 17(4), 231-245.
  • Reuter, C., Foerstl, K., Hartmann, E., & Blome, C. 2010. Sustainable global supplier management: The role of dynamic capabilities in achieving competitive advantage. Journal of Supply Chain Management, 46(2), 45-63.
  • Foerstl, K., Reuter, C., Hartmann, E., & Blome, C. 2010. Managing supplier sustainability risks in a dynamically changing environment – sustainable supplier management in the chemical industry. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 16(2), 118-130.

Publications in magazines and other managerial outlets

  • Wang, L., Foerstl, K., & Zimmermann, F., 2017. Supply Chain Risk Management in the Automotive Industry: Cross-Functional and Multi-tier Perspectives. In E. Abele, M. Boltze, H.C. Pfohl (Eds.), Dynamic and Seamless Integration of Production, Logistics and Traffic, (Springer Verlag), 119-141.
  • Schleper, M.C., & Foerstl, K. 2016. Compliance im Kontext nachhaltigen Supply Chain Managements. In M., Schulz (Ed.), Compliance Management im Unternehmen: Strategie und praktische Umsetzung, (Deutscher Fachverlag),174-186.
  • Foerstl, K., & Meinlschmidt, J., 2014. Informationsdefizite im Lieferantennetzwerk. FAZ Consulting Band. Kapitel III im Fokus: Nachhaltige Supply Chains, 84-91.
  • Foerstl, K., & Meinlschmidt, J. 2014. Nachhaltigkeitsbezogene Informationsdefizite im Lieferantennetzwerk Teil III: Geld im Blick. Logistic heute, 1-2, 32-33.
  • Henke, M., Foerstl, K., & Zimmermann, F. 2013. Performance Measurement entlang der Supply Chain Eine zukünftige Herausforderung im Supply Chain. Managgement. CONTROLLING – Zeitschrift für Erfolgsorientierte Unternehmensführung, 12, 26-32.
  • Meinlschmidt, J., Busse, C., & Foerstl, K., 2013. Nachhaltigkeitsbezogene Informationsdefizite im Lieferantennetzwerk Teil II: Welche Rolle spielen unterschiedliche Arten von Unsicherheit bei der Maßnahmenwahl? Logistik heute, 12, 34-35.
  • Meinlschmidt, J., Foerstl, K., & Busse, C. 2013. Nachhaltigkeitsbezogene Informationsdefizite im Lieferantennetzwerk Teil I: Welche Maßnahmen helfen da? Logistik heute, 11, 56-57.
  • Henke, M., Foerstl, K., Wuttke, D.A., & Blome, C., 2012. Das Geheimnis erfolgreichen Financial Supply Chain Managements, Teil 3: Geld vergessen? Die richtige Entscheidung treffen, Beschaffung aktuell, 10, 26-28.
  • Meinlschmidt, J., Schaltenbrand, B., Busse, C., & Foerstl, K. 2012. Environmental and Sustainable Performance from a Supply Chain Management Perspective. In U. Clausen, M. ten Hompel, & M. Klumpp (Eds.), Efficiency and Logistics, 175-184. Springer Verlag.
  • Foerstl, K., Blome, C., Henke, M., & Schoenherr, T. 2011. Towards a supply risk management capability process model: An analysis of what constitutes excellence in supply risk management across different industry sectors. In D.D. Wu, D.L. Olson, J.R. Birge (Eds.), Computational Risk Management, 265-280. Springer Verlag.
  • Jahns, C., Hartmann, E., & Foerstl, K. 2009. Internal networking: The hidden success factor. Supply Chain Management Review, 13(1), 44-49.
  • Foerstl, K. Reuter, C., & Hartmann, E. 2009. Nur das Echte zählt! Grün und sozial Einkaufen: Nur so tun, als ob? Beschaffung aktuell, 9, 22-24.

Organisations

Reviewing

Academic honours

  • Finalist Bernard J. LaLonde Best Paper Award 2016, Journal of Business Logistics, Orlando, FL, USA.
  • Best Reviewer Award 2015 of the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Anaheim, CA, USA.
  • Best Reviewer Award 2015 at the Annual Conference of the International Purchasing and Supply Education and Research Association (IPSERA), Dortmund, Germany.
  • Finalist: Chan Hahn Best Paper Award der Operations Management Division der Academy of Management 2014, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • Harold E. Fearon Best Paper Award 2010 des Journal of Supply Chain Management, Verliehen auf dem Annual Meeting der Academy of Management 2011, San Antonio, TX, USA.
  • CAPS Research grant, NARS on Supply Chain Management in 2010 & 2013 Phoenix, AZ, USA.