PhD Assistant Teaching Professor & Associate Department Director

Mitch MillsteinMitch Millstein

Phone: 314-406-4962
206 Express Scripts Hall
You can download Dr. Millstein's CV here. 

Mitch Millstein, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the College of Business’ Center for Business and Industrial Studies, and a faculty member in the Supply Chain Management Department.  Prior to joining the College of Business he worked 18 years as a Lean and Supply Chain Consultant, working with over 100 companies.  He is the founder or co-founder of three companies include Supply Velocity (consulting), Andrea’s Gluten Free (food production) and Optimal Velocity (software).  His research interests include applied optimization modeling, manufacturing work-flow methods and supply chain performance measures.  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.