Mitch Millstein, Ph.D. is a Professional Practice Professor on the faculty of the Supply Chain Management Department. In addition to his academic responsibilities, for the last 24 years he has been a Lean and Supply Chain Consultant, working with over 100 companies. He is the founder or co-founder of three companies including Supply Velocity (consulting), Andrea’s Gluten Free (food production) and Optimal Velocity (software). His research interests include applied optimization modeling and manufacturing work-flow methods. He earned his Ph.D. in logistics and supply chain management at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, has a MBA from Washington University and an Engineering degree from Rutgers University.
Doctor of Philosophy – Business Administration (2014) University of Missouri – St. Louis St. Louis, MO Emphasis in Logistics & Supply Chain Management and minor in Marketing
Masters of Business Administration (1996) Washington University – Olin School of Business St. Louis, MO
Bachelors of Science – Materials Engineering (1988) Rutgers University – College of Engineering New Brunswick, NJ
Dr. Millstein's research agenda follows two paths. The first is applying optimization modeling to a variety of inventory and facility problems including ecommerce/omnichannel, healthcare and industrial distribution. The second path involves scheduling of production systems using simulation modeling to improve throughput time and minimize work-in-process inventory.
Millstein, M.A., Yang, L., Li, H. (2013) Optimizing ABC Inventory Grouping Decisions. International Journal of Production Economics, 148, 71-80.
Millstein, M.A., Martinich, J.S. (2014) Takt Time Grouping: Implementing kanban-flow manufacturing in an unbalanced, high variation cycle time process with moving constraints. International Journal of Production Research, 52 (23), 6863-6877.
Millstein, M.A., Campbell J.F. (2018) Total Hockey Optimizes Omni-Channel Facility Locations. Interfaces, 48(4), 1-15.
Millstein, M.A., Bilir, C., Campbell, J.F. (2022). The Effect of Optimizing Warehouse Locations on Omnichannel Designs. European Journal of Operational Research, 301(2), 576-590.