Outi Kettunen



Outi works as a senior scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the research area of Business Ecosystems, Value Chains and Foresight. She has 16 years of experience in research projects in the area of Industrial Engineering and Management. Her expertise areas are supply chain management, value networks and logistics efficiency, with growing emphasis on circular economy, including sustainable SCM. She has a long experience of working in close co-operation with Finnish and international industrial and trade companies. She has published widely in journals and gives frequently presentations in international conferences. She holds M.Sc. (Tech.) degree from Lappeenranta University of Technology. At the moment she is starting her PhD studies in the area circular economy.


Selected publications:

Aminoff, Anna, Kettunen, Outi. Sustainable supply chain management in a circular economy – towards supply circles. Proceedings of the KES-SDM 2016, Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies 52, Setchi, R., Howlett, R.J., Liu, Y., Theobald, P. (Eds), pp. 61-72, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32098-4_6 © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016


Kunttu, Susanna, Välisalo, Tero, Kettunen, Outi, Aulanko, Sakari. Life cycle cost calculations supporting service offering; Case study of air conditioning systems. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2015). Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering, Springer, 2016, 381-388 ISBN 978-3-319-27062-3 DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-27064-7_36


Jansson, Kim, Karvonen, Iiris, Kettunen, Outi, Ollus, Martin, Hooper, Clare J., Engen, Vegard, Pickering, Brian, Surridge, Mike, Redwood, Mike. Forecasting impact of technology developed in R&D projects: the FITMAN approach. 21st ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference, 22 - 24 June 2015, Belfast, Northern Ireland: IEEE. Proceedings (2015)


Häkkinen, Kai, Kettunen, Outi. Reselection of logistics service provider: The meaning of the experience in the reselection process: Inderscience. International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (2016)


Häkkinen, Kai, Airola, Merja, Kettunen, Outi. From traditional manufacture subcontractor to modern manufacture service provider - challenges to procurement function. 20th Annual Logistics research Network Conference, LRN 2015, 9 - 11 September 2015, Derby, UK: CILT UK. Proceedings (2015)


Kettunen, Outi, Aminoff, Anna, Kortelainen, Ketty, Tanskanen, Kari. Attractiveness in buyer-supplier relationships: An agenda for empirical research . POMS 20th Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, United States (2009)

Valjakka, Tiina, Valkokari, Katri, Kettunen, Outi. Utilizing network picturing in the management of dynamic networks. 31th Annual IMP Conference and Doctoral Colloguium 2015 "Organizing Sustainable BtoB Relationships - Designing in Changing Networks", 25 - 29 August 2015, Kolding, Denmark: IMP Group. Proceedings (2015)


Häkkinen, Kai, Kettunen, Outi. Incorporating coordination costs into purchasing lot size decisions: Inderscience. International Journal of Procurement Management, Vol. 8 (2015), No. 4, 476-493 DOI:10.1504/IJPM.2015.070744

Kettunen, Outi, Häkkinen, Kai. Increasing manufacturer's attractiveness in a digitalized distribution network through innovative logistics. 26th Annual Production and Operations Management Society Conference, POMS 2015, 7 - 11 May 2015, Waschington D.C., USA: Production and Operations Management Society. Proceedings (2015)


Jansson, Kim, Karvonen, iris, Kettunen, Outi, Ollus, Martin, Galbusera, Chiara, Perini, Stefano, Tavola, Giacomo, Lampathaki, Fenareti, Panopoulos, Dimitros. Assessing benefits and impact creation in IST research projects. IST-Africa 2015 Conference, 6 - 8 May 2015, Lilongwe, Malawi: IIMC International Information Management Corporation. Proceedings (2015). ISBN 978-1-905824-50-2 DOI:10.1109/ISTAFRICA.2015.7190519


Hakanen, Taru, Valjakka, Tiina, Kettunen, Outi, Palomäki, Katariina, Valkokari, Katri. Building 'glocal' service networks for internationalisation and growth. 24th Annual RESER conference "Services and New Societal Challenges: Innovation for Sustainable Growth and Welfare" , RESER 2014, 11 - 13 September 2014, Helsinki, Finland. Conference proceedings (2014), 528 - 535. ISBN 978-951-38-7436-0

Jansson, Kim, Karvonen, Iris, Kettunen, Outi, Ollus, Martin. An approach to monitoring the long-term impact creation activities in EU research projects. eChallenges e-2014, 29 - 30 October 2014, Belfast, Ireland: IIMC International Information Management Corporation. eChallenges e-2014 Conference Proceedings ( 2014), 9 p.. ISBN 978-1-905824-45-8


Kettunen, Outi, Jansson, Kim, Karvonen, Iiris, Perini, S., Tavola, G., Galbusera, C., Taisch, M. V&V assessment package instantiation in ICT-based manufacturing. Experiences from ten industrial use cases. eChallenges e-2014, 29 - 30 October 2014, Belfast, Ireland: IIMC International Information Management Corporation. eChallenges e-2014 Conference Proceedings (2014), 9 p.. ISBN 978-1-905824-45-8


Häkkinen, Kai, Kettunen, Outi. Logistics operator as value creator in the industrial SME's distribution network. The 19th Annual Logistics research Network (LRN) Conference, Huddersfiel, England, 3 - 5 September 2014 (2014)

Kettunen, Outi, Häkkinen, Kai. Positive transaction costs and relationship success. The 19th Annual Logistics Research Network (LRN) Conference, Huddersfield, England, 3 - 5 September 2014 (2014)


Kettunen, Outi. Beneficial Transaction Costs in an Industrial Network. Production and Operations Management Society POMS 2014, Twenty Fifth Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. 9 - 12 May 2014. Proceedings of 25th Annual Production and Operations Management Society Conference POMS 2014 (CD) (2014). ISBN 978-0-615-78490-8

Galbusera, C., Perini, S., Tavola, G., Taisch, M., Karvonen, Iris, Jansson, Kim, Kettunen, Outi. Definition and deployment of a verification and validation package in complex industrial environments. International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation, ICE 2014, Bergamo, Italy, 23 - 25 June 2014: IEEE. Conference Proceedings (2014), 6871622DOI:10.1109/ICE.2014.6871622


Häkkinen, Kai, Kettunen, Outi. Inbound inventories and uncertainties from the viewpoint of transaction cost economies. 18th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, LNR 2013, 4 - 6 September 2013, Birmingham, United Kingdom: LRN. Conference proceedings cd (2013)

Kettunen, Outi, Häkkinen, Kai. Transaction cost theory approach in a subcontractor network: an agenda for empirical research. 18th International Symposium on Logistics "Resilient Supply Chains in an Uncertain Environment", ISL 2013, 7 - 10 July 2013, Vienna, Austria. Conference proceedings (2013), 638 - 644

Kettunen, Outi. A network wide transaction cost theory approach in subcontracting industry: An agenda for empirical research. 24th Annual POMS Conference, 3 - 6 May 2013, Denver, Colorado, United States. Conference proceedings cd (2013)


Hemilä, Jukka, Kettunen, Outi, Ollus, Martin. Management view on intelligent intermodal transport. 16th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS), Tukholma, 21-25.9.2009: European Commission, Ertico ITS Europe. The Proceedings of 16th World Congress and Exhibition on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) (2009)

Hemilä, Jukka, Kettunen, Outi. The challenge for decision making in intermodal supply chains. 14th International Symposium on Logistics, ISL 2009, Istanbul, Turkey, 5-8 July, 2009. UK: Nottingham University Business School, Centre for Concurrent Enterprise. Proceedings (2009). ISBN 978-0-85358-220-5 df

Aminoff, Anna, Kettunen, Outi, Pajunen-Muhonen, Hanna. Research on factors affecting warehousing efficiency. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Vol. 5 (2002), No. 1


Aminoff, Anna, Kettunen, Outi. E-business in B2B environment: the costs and potential of e-partnership models. Proceedings of International Conference on Industrial Logistics 2001. Okinawa, JP, 19 - 12 July 2001 (2001), 432 - 443

Aminoff, Anna, Kettunen, Outi, Pajunen-Muhonen, Hanna. Research on Factors Effecting Warehousing Efficiency: Cardiff University. Logistics Research Network 2000, Conference Proceedings (2000), 18 - 27

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