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Stanley Griffis

Donald J. Bowersox and Robert W. Thull Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Department: Supply Chain Management
North Business Building
632 Bogue St Rm N331
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-4320
  • Biography
    Professor Griffis is the Bowersox-Thull Endowed Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. His primary teaching interests include logistics and supply chain management.

    Professor Griffis received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University with a major in Logistics and a minor in Information Systems Management. He also holds a Master of Science in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a Master of Arts in Logistics from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining academia he worked on numerous logistics system design programs for the U.S. Air Force.

    Professor Griffis's research focuses on a variety of issues including how consumers truly value the set of logistics and supply chain services companies strive to differentiate upon (returns, assortment, speed).  Additionally, he researches vehicle routing through real supply chain networks, seeking to account for the variability in traffic, stop lengths, and goods/services delivered/picked up in ways that classic vehicle routing techniques ignore.  Lastly, Dr. Griffis works in the area of illicit supply chain networks where goods (e.g. counterfeit or illegal) co-mingle with legitimate supply chains, creating challenges for legitimate business operations.

    Professor Griffis has published research in the Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Production Research, Transportation Journal, European Journal of Operations Research, Journal of Management, International Journal of Management Science (Omega), International Journal of Production Economics, Supply Chain Management Review, and the Journal of Transportation Management.

    Professor Griffis has won multiple "best paper" awards in supply chain journals, and is a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant winner (2019).
  • Media Mentions

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Griffis Appointed Senior Editor for DSJ 
Stanley Griffis has been appointed senior editor for logistics for Decision Sciences Journal.