Stephen C. Graves


Stephen C. Graves


Stephen Graves is the Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management and a Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has a joint appointment with the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Graves develops and applies operations research models and methods to solve problems in manufacturing and distribution systems and in service operations. His current research is focused on operational issues arising in online retailing, supply chain optimization and strategic inventory positioning, and production and capacity planning for various contexts.

Graves holds an AB in mathematics and social sciences and an MBA from Dartmouth College, and an MS and a PhD from the University of Rochester.


Graves elected to National Academy of Engineering

Graves wins INFORMS prize

Steve Graves has been named a POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) Fellow


"Warranty Matching in a Consumer Electronics Closed-Loop Supply Chain."

Calmon, Andre, Stephen C. Graves, and Stef Lemmons, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5767-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, March 2019.

"Integrated Planning for Design and Production in Two-stage Recycling Operations."

Chang, Jiyoun C., Stephen C. Graves, Randolph E. Kirchain, and Elsa A.Olivetti. European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 273, No. 2 (2019): 535-547.

"Velocity‐based Storage Assignment in Semi‐automated Storage Systems."

Yuan, Rong, Tolga Cezik, and Stephen C. Graves. Production and Operations Management Vol. 28, No. 2 (2019): 354-373. Download Paper.

"Ship-Pack Optimization in a Two-echelon Distribution System with Product Obsolescence."

Karimi, Elnaz, Stephen C. Graves, and Z. Justin Ren, MIT Sloan Working Paper 5603-18. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, August 2018.

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