Dr. Stanley E. Griffis is Bowersox-Thull Endowed Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Broad College Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. Prior to joining Michigan State he taught at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio. His primary teaching interests include logistics and supply chain management. Dr. 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.
Dr. 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, customer satisfaction). 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.
Dr. Griffis has published work in Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, 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, Journal of Transportation Management, Supply Chain Management Review and the Journal of Transportation Management. Dr. Griffis has won best paper awards in logistics and supply chain journals and is a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awardee (2019). He is an active speaker at professional and academic meetings and has published in various conference proceedings. Dr. Griffis is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and a former member of its national Board of Directors and is on the Executive Board for Western Decision Sciences.