Steve Graves

Instructor, D-Lab: Supply Chains; Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management


Stephen Graves is the Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also has a joint appointment in the Mechanical Engineering Department. 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 develops and applies operations research models and methods to improve the design and planning of supply chains and manufacturing systems. Current research includes projects on strategic inventory positioning in a supply chain, optimization of order fulfillment for online retailing, and production and capacity planning for various contexts. Over the last five years he has offered the D-Lab: Supply Chains class, as a way to learn more about the supply chain challenges in developing economies and to see how to address.