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Professor Stephen C. Graves' Papers

The following unpublished papers have been providing for on-line viewing. The Papers section below provides a list of publications, with downloads available for many of the more recent ones.

Strategic Safety Stocks in Supply Chains with Capacity Constraints,” (with Tor Schoenmeyr) working paper, May 2008, revised January 2009, 40 pp.
A Dual-Channel Vendor-Buyer System with Minimum Purchase Commitment,” with (Y. Wang and R. Bhatnagar), working paper, June 2008, 33 pp.
Uncertainty and Production Planning,” working paper, July 2006, revised December 2008, 35 pp. (invited chapter for forthcoming book, Production Planning Handbook.)
Capacity Planning in a General Supply Chain with Multiple Contract Types – Single Period Model,” (with Xin Huang), June 2008, revised September 2008, 41 pp.
A Tactical Planning Model for a Production Network with Continuous-Time Control,” (with C. C. Teo and R. Bhatnagar), working paper, January 2007, 22 pp.
“A Tactical Planning Model for Make-to-Order Environment under Demand Uncertainty,” (with C. C. Teo and R. Bhatnagar), working paper, May 2007, 30 pp.
"A Constant-Inventory Tactical Planning Model for a Job Shop," (with J. S. Hollywood),  working paper, January 2001, revised March 2004, January 2006, 36 pp.
Pricing Decisions during Inter-generational Product Transitions,” (with Hongmin Li) working paper, November 2007, revised November 2008, 37 pp.
Optimal Planning Quantities for Product Transition,” (with Hongmin Li and Donald Rosenfield) working paper, October 2007, 32 pp
Creating an Inventory Hedge for Markov-Modulated Poisson Demand: Application and Model, with H. S. Abhyankar, January 2000, long version. (short version published in MSOM; see publications)
Optimizing Strategic Safety Stock Placement in Supply Chains, with S. Willems, August 1998, long version. (short version published in MSOM; see publications)
Strategic Inventory Placement in SupplyChains: Nonstationary Demand, with S. Willems, August 2002 working paper (substantially revised version published in MSOM), see publications)

The remainder is a selected bibliography of publications and works.

 

Publications

Papers

  1. "Optimal Storage Assignment in Automatic Warehousing Systems," (with W.H. Hausman and L.B. Schwarz), Management Science, February 1976, Vol. 22, 629-638.
  2. "Single Cycle Continuous Review Policies for Arborescent Production/Inventory Systems," (with L.B. Schwarz), Management Science, January 1977, Vol. 23, 529-540.
  3. "Storage-Retrieval Interleaving in Automatic Warehousing Systems." (with W.H. Hausman and L.B. Schwarz), Management Science, May 1977, Vol. 23, 935-945.
  4. "A Note on 'Critical Ratio Scheduling: An Experimental Analysis'," Management Science, August 1977, Vol. 23, 1358-1359.
  5. "On 'Production Runs for Multiple Products: The Two-Product Heuristic'," (with R.W. Haessler), Management Science, July 1978, Vol. 24, 1194-1196.
  6. "Scheduling Policies for Automatic Warehousing Systems: Simulation Results," (with W.H. Hausman and L.B. Schwarz), AIIE Transactions, September 1978, Vol. 10, 260-270.
  7. "A Note on the Deterministic Demand Multi-Product Single-Machine Lot Scheduling Problem," Management Science, March 1979, Vol. 25, 276-280.
  8. "A Methodology for Studying the Dynamics of Extended Logistics Systems," (with J. Keilson), Naval Research Logistics Quarterly, July 1979, Vol. 26, 169-197.
  9. "An n-Constraint Formulation of the (Time Dependent) Traveling Salesman Problem," (with K.R. Fox and B. Gavish), Operations Research, July-August 1980, Vol. 28, 1018-1021.
  10. "The Multi-Product Production Cycling Problem," AIIE Transactions, September 1980, Vol. 12, 233-240.
  11. "A One-Product Production/Inventory Problem with Continuous Review Policy," (with B. Gavish), Operations Research, September-October 1980, Vol. 28, 1228-1236.
  12. "Production/Inventory Systems with a Stochastic Production Rate Under a Continuous Review Policy," (with B. Gavish), Computers and Operations Research, 1981, Vol. 8, 169-183.
  13. "Multistage Lot-Sizing: An Iterative Procedure," in TIMS Studies in Management Science, Multi-Level Production/Inventory Systems: Theory and Practice, edited by L.B. Schwarz, 1981, Vol. 16, 95-109.
  14. "The Compensation Method Applied to a One-Product Production Inventory Model," (with J. Keilson), Mathematics of Operations Research, May 1981, Vol. 6, 246-262.
  15. "A Review of Production Scheduling," Operations Research, July-August 1981, Vol. 29, 646-675.
  16. "Problem Formulations and Numerical Analysis in Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization," (with J.F. Shapiro), in Mathematical Programming with Data Perturbations I, edited by A.V. Fiacco, 1982, 131-148.
  17. "Using Lagrangean Techniques to Solve Hierarchical Production Planning Problems," Management Science, March 1982, Vol. 28, 260-275.
  18. "The Application of Queueing Theory to Continuous Perishable Inventory Systems," Management Science, April 1982, Vol. 28, 400-406.
  19.   "A Multiple-Item Inventory Model with a Job Completion Criterion," Management Science, November 1982, Vol. 28, 1134-1137.
  20.   "System Balance for Extended Logistic Systems," (with J. Keilson), Operations Research, March-April 1983, Vol. 31, 234-252.
  21.   "An Integer Programming Procedure for Assembly System Design Problem," (with B. Lamar),Operations Research, May-June 1983, Vol. 31, 522-545.
  22.   "Scheduling of Re-entrant Flow Shops," (with H.C. Meal, D. Stefek, and A.H. Zeghmi), Journal of Operations Management, August 1983, Vol. 3, 197-207.
  23.   "A Simple Stochastic Model for Facility Planning in a Mental Health Care System," (with H.S. Leff, J. Natkins, and M. Senger), Interfaces, October 1983, Vol. 13, 101-110.
  24.   "Deep-Draft Dredging of U.S. Coal Ports: A Cost-Benefit Analysis," (with M. Horwitch and E.H. Bowman), Policy Sciences, Vol. 17, 1984.
  25.   "A Study of Production Smoothing in a Job Shop Environment," (with A.B. Cruickshanks and R.D. Drescher), Management Science, March 1984, Vol. 30, 368-380.
  26.   "A Minimum Concave-Cost Dynamic Network Flow Problem with an Application to Lot-Sizing," (with J.B. Orlin), Networks, Vol. 15, 1985.
  27.   "Description and Field Test of a Mental Health System Resource Allocation Model," (with H.S. Leff, J. Natkins, and J. Bryan), Administration in Mental Health, Fall 1985, Vol. 13, 43-68.
  28.   "Continuous-Review Policies for a Multi-Echelon Inventory Problem with Stochastic Demand," (with M. DeBodt), Management Science, October 1985, Vol. 31, 1286-1299.
  29.   "A Multi-Echelon Inventory Model for a Repairable Item with One-for-One Replenishment," Management Science, October 1985, Vol. 31, 1247-1256.
  30.   "An LP Planning Model for a Mental Health Community Support System," (with H.S. Leff and M. Dada), Management Science, February 1986, Vol. 32, 139-155.
  31.   "Overlapping Operations in Material Requirements Planning," (with M.M. Kostreva) Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 6, No. 3, May 1986, 283-294.
  32.   "Two-Stage Production Planning in a Dynamic Environment," (with H.C. Meal, S. Dasu, Y. Qiu), in Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, Multi-Stage Production Planning and Inventory Control, edited by S. Axsater, Ch. Schneeweiss, and E. Silver, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1986, Vol. 266, 9-43. (Sloan WP preprint available to download)
  33.   "A Tactical Planning Model for a Job Shop," Operations Research, July-August 1986, Vol. 34, 522-533.
  34.   "Equipment Selection and Task Assignment for Multiproduct Assembly System Design," (with C.A. Holmes Redfield) International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 1988, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 31-50.
  35.   "Safety Stocks in Manufacturing Systems," Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management, 1988, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 67-101.
  36.   "Determining the Spares and Staffing Level for a Repair Depot," Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management, 1988, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 227-241. (Sloan WP preprint available to download)
  37.   "A Composite Algorithm for the Concave-Cost Network Flow Problem," (with A. Balakrishnan) Networks, Vol. 19, 1989, pp. 175-202.
  38.   "A Tactical Planning Model for Manufacturing Subcomponents of Mainframe Computers," (with C. Fine), Journal of Manufacturing and Operations Management., 1989, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 4-34.
  39.   "A Model for the Configuration of Incoming WATS Lines," (with R. H. Blake and P. C. Santos), Queueing Systems, 1990, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 3-21.
  40.   Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science, Volume 4: Logistics of Production and Inventory, edited by S. C. Graves, A. H. G. Rinnooy Kan and P. H. Zipkin, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1993.
  41.   "Principles on the Benefits of Manufacturing Process Flexibility," (with W. C. Jordan), Management Science, April 1995, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 577 - 594.
  42.   "A Multi-Echelon Inventory Model with Fixed Replenishment Intervals," Management Science, Vol. 42, No. 1, (January 1996) pp. 1-18.
  43.   "Cyclic Scheduling in a Stochastic Environment," (with H. Zhang),Operations Research, November-December 1997, Vol. 45, 894-903.
  44.   "A Dynamic Model for Requirements Planning with Application to Supply Chain Optimization," (with D. B. Kletter and W. B. Hetzel) Operations Research, May-June 1998, Vol. 46, Supp. No. 3, pp. S35-S49.
  45.   "OMAC: A System for Operations Modeling and Analysis," (with K. N. McKay and D. B. Kletter), Annals of OR, Vol. 72, 1997, pp. 241-264.
  46.   "Reducing Flow Time in Aircraft Manufacturing," (with Jackson Chao),  Production and Operations Management, Spring 1998, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 38-52.
  47.    "A Single-Item Inventory Model for a Non-Stationary Demand Process,"  Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 1999, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 50-61.
  48.    "Optimizing Strategic Safety Stock Placement in Supply Chains," (with S. P. Willems), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Winter 2000, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 68-83. Erratum, December 2002
  49.   "Manufacturing Planning and Control,"  in Handbook of Applied Optimization, edited by P. Pardalos and M. Resende, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002, pp. 728 - 746.
  50.   "Technology Portfolio Management: Optimizing Interdependent Projects over Multiple Periods," (with M. W. Dickinson and A. C. Thornton), IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, November 2001, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 518 - 527.
  51.  "Creating an Inventory Hedge for Markov-Modulated Poisson Demand: Application and Model," (with H. S. Abhyankar), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Fall 2001, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 306 - 320.
  52.  " Process Flexibility in Supply Chains,"  (with B. T. Tomlin ), Management Science, July 2003, Vol. 49, No. 7, pp. 907 - 919.
  53.    Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science, Volume 11: Supply Chain Management: Design, Coordination and Operation,, edited by  A. G. De Kok and S. C. Graves, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2003.
  54.  "Supply Chain Design: Safety Stock Placement and Supply Chain Configuration," (with S. Willems), Chapter 3 in Handbook in Operations Research and Management Science, Volume 11: Supply Chain Management: Design, Coordination and Operation,, edited by  A. G. De Kok and S. C. Graves, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2003, pp. 95 - 132.
  55.  "Optimizing the Supply-Chain Configuration for New Products," (with S. Willems) Management Science, August 2005, Vol. 51, No. 8, pp. 1165- 1180.
  56.   Logistics Network Design with Supplier Consolidation Hubs and Multiple Shipment Options,” (with M.L.F. Cheong, R. Bhatnagar), Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization, Volume 3, Number 1, February 2007, pp. 51–69.
  57.   “A Single-Product Inventory Model for Multiple Demand Classes,” (with H. Arslan, T. Roemer) Management Science, September 2007, Vol. 53, No. 9, pp. 1486 – 1500. On-line companion.
  58.  “Flexibility Principles,”  Chapter 3 in  Building Intuition: Insights from Basic Operations Management Models and Principles, edited by D. Chhajed and T. J. Lowe, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York, 2008, pp. 33 – 49.
  59. Little’s Law,”  (with J. D. C. Little), Chapter 5 in  Building Intuition: Insights from Basic Operations Management Models and Principles, edited by D. Chhajed and T. J. Lowe, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York, 2008, pp. 81 – 100.
  60.   "Strategic Inventory Placement in Supply Chains: Non-Stationary Demand," (with S. Willems) Manufacturing & Service Operations Management,   Spring 2008, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 278 - 287On-line companion.
  61. The Benefits of Re-Evaluating Real-Time Order Fulfillment Decisions,” (with P. Xu and R. Allgor), working paper, January 2006, revised February 2007, October 2007, January 2008, 29 pp. to appear in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  62. Strategic Safety Stocks in Supply Chains with Evolving Forecasts,” (with Tor Schoenmeyr) working paper, November 2007, revised March 2008, June 2008, September 2008, 34 pp. to appear in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  63. "Remanufacturing and Energy Savings" (with T. Gutowski, S Sahni, and A. Boustani), Environmental Science and Technology April 2011, Vol 45, p 4540-4547
  64. "How to Catch a Tiger: Understanding Putting Performance on the PGA Tour," (with D. Fearing and J. Acimovic) Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 2011, Vol 7, Issue 1 Article 5
  65. "Setting planned lead times for make-to-order production system with master schedule smoothing," (with C. Teo and R. Bhatnagar) IIE Transactions 2011, Vol 43, p. 399-414

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Proceedings

  1. "A Mathematical Programming Procedure for Equipment Selection and System Evaluation in Programmable Assembly," (with D.E. Whitney), Proceedings of the 18th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 1979 (invited paper, not refereed), 531-536.
  2. "Extensions to a Tactical Planning Model for a Job Shop," Proceedings of the 27th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Austin, Texas, December 1988, pp. 1850-1855. Also Sloan School of Management, M.I.T. Working Paper No. 20-9688.
  3. "Using Simulated Annealing to Select Least-Cost Assembly Sequences," (with J. M. Milner and D. E. Whitney), Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 1994.
  4. "Spatial Yield Modeling for Semiconductor Wafers," (with A. I. Mirza, G. O' Donoghue, and A. W. Drake), Proceedings of IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference, November 1995.
  5. "Strategic Safety Stock Placement in Supply Chains," (with S. Willems) Proceedings of the 1996 MSOM Conference, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, June 1996, pp. 299 - 304.
  6. "Optimizing Monsanto's Supply Chain under Uncertain Demand," (with C. Gutierrez, M. Pulwer, H. Sidhu and G. Weihs), Annual Conference Proceedings - Council of Logistics Management, Orlando FL, October 1996, pp. 501-516.
  7. "Optimizing the Supply-Chain Configuration for New Products," (with S. Willems), Proceedings of the 2000 MSOM Conference, Ann Arbor MI, 2000, 8 pp.
  8. "Tactical Shipping and Scheduling at Polaroid with Dual Lead-Times," (with Kermit Threatte), Proceedings of the 2002 SMA Conference, Singapore, 2002, 8 pp.
  9. "A Base Stock Inventory Model for a Remanufacturable Product," Proceedings of the 2003 SMA Conference, Singapore, 2003, 7 pp.
  10.   "Optimizing Safety Stock Placement in General Network Supply Chains," (with K. Lesnaia), Proceedings of the 2004 SMA Conference, Singapore, 2004, 7 pp
  11.    "Traditional Inventory Models in an E-Retailing Setting: A Two-Stage Serial System with Space Constraints," (with R. Allgor and P. Xu), Proceedings of 2004 SMA Conference, Singapore, 2004, 6 pp.
  12.   "Logistics Network Design with Differentiated Delivery Lead-Time: Benefits and Insights," (with M.L.F. Cheong, and R. Bhatnagar), Proceedings of 2005 SMA Conference, Singapore, 20 pp.
  13.   "An Extension to the Tactical Planning Model for a Job Shop: Continuous-Time Control, " (with C. C. Teo, and R. Bhatnagar), Proceedings of 2005 SMA Conference, Singapore, 8 pp.
  14. "The Complexity of Safety Stock Placement in General-Network Supply Chains," (with K. Lesnaia, and I. Vasilescu ), Proceedings of the 2005 SMA Conference, Singapore,  5 pp.
  15. "The Benefits of Re-Evaluating Real Time Fulfillment Decisions," (with P. Xu and R. Allgor), Proceedings of 2005 SMA Conference, Singapore, 7 pp.
  16.   “Performance Analysis of Order Fulfillment for Low Demand Items in E-tailing,” (with P. Chhaochhria), Proceedings of 2007 SMA Conference, Singapore, 5 pp.
  17.   “Capacity Planning in a General Supply Chain with Multiple Contract Types,” (with X. Huang), Proceedings of 2007 SMA Conference, Singapore, 6 pp.

 

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Working Papers and Technical Reports

  1. "The Travelling Salesman Problem and Related Problems," (with B. Gavish), Operations Research Center, M.I.T., Working Paper No. 078-78, July 1978, revised and retitled, March 1981.
  2. "A Research Agenda for Models to Plan and Schedule Manufacturing Systems," (with C. Abraham, B. Dietrich, W. Maxwell, and C. Yano), Sloan School of Management, M.I.T., Working Paper No. 1689-85, revised July 1985.
  3. "Principles on the Benefits of Manufacturing Process Flexibility," (with W. C. Jordan), Sloan School of Management, M.I.T. Working Paper No. 3296-91-MSA, May 1991 (GM Research Laboratories Research Publication GMR-7310).
  4. "An Analytic Approach for Demonstrating the Benefits of Limited Flexibility," (with W. C. Jordan), Sloan School of Management, M.I.T. Working Paper No. 3297-91-MSA, May 1991 (GM Research Laboratories Research Publication GMR-7341).
  5. "A Constant-Inventory Tactical Planning Model for a Job Shop," (with J. S. Hollywood),  working paper, January 2001, revised March 2004, January 2006, 36 pp.
  6. Uncertainty and Production Planning,” working paper, July 2006, revised December 2008, 35 pp. (invited chapter for forthcoming book, Production Planning Handbook.)
  7. A Tactical Planning Model for a Production Network with Continuous-Time Control,” (with C. C. Teo and R. Bhatnagar), working paper, January 2007, 22 pp.
  8. “A Tactical Planning Model for Make-to-Order Environment under Demand Uncertainty,” (with C. C. Teo and R. Bhatnagar), working paper, May 2007, 30 pp.
  9. “Setting Planned Lead Times for a Make-To-Order Production System under Master Schedule Smoothing,” (with C. C. Teo and R. Bhatnagar), working paper, May 2008, 35 pp.
  10. Pricing Decisions during Inter-generational Product Transitions,” (with Hongmin Li) working paper, November 2007, revised November 2008, 37 pp.
  11. Optimal Planning Quantities for Product Transition,” (with Hongmin Li and Donald Rosenfield) working paper, October 2007, 32 pp.
  12. Strategic Safety Stocks in Supply Chains with Capacity Constraints,” (with Tor Schoenmeyr) working paper, May 2008, revised January 2009, 40 pp.
  13. A Dual-Channel Vendor-Buyer System with Minimum Purchase Commitment,” with (Y. Wang and R. Bhatnagar), working paper, June 2008, 33 pp.
  14. Capacity Planning in a General Supply Chain with Multiple Contract Types – Single Period Model,” (with Xin Huang), June 2008, revised September 2008, 41 pp.

Teaching Cases

  1. Steel Works, Inc, prepared by David Kletter, 1996

  2. Meditech Surgical, prepared by Bryan Gilpin, 1995.

  3. Apollo Paper Company, prepared by Charles DeWitt, 1995.

  4. Use of a Queuing Model to Design a Lean System, prepared by Jamie Flinchbaugh, 2002

  5. The Challenge at Instron, prepared by Dan Wheeler, 2000.

  6. H. C. Starck, Inc., prepared by Thomas J. Carroll, 2000.

  7. Ford Pan-European Durable Containers, prepared by Carmelo Anthony Palumbo, 2002.

  8. Reebok NFL Replica Jerseys: A Case for Postponement, prepared by John C. W. Parsons, 2005.

  9. American Axle and Manufacturing: Determining the Optimal Number of Bar Lengths for Axle Shaft Production, prepared by Heath Holtz, 2005. 

  10. Production Planning for Chemical Manufacturing, prepared by Shardul Phadnis, 2007.

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