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Steven Melnyk

Steven Melnyk

Professor of Supply Chain Management

Expert on supply chain implementation and impact, risk and resilience, strategic supply chain management and behavioral research.

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Area of Expertise

Supply Chain Management Metrics Process Management and Improvement Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Certified Management Standards Strategic Supply Chain Management Behavioral Issues in Supply Chain Management Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing Time-based Competition Performance Measurement and Performance Measurement Management


STEVEN A. MELNYK (Ph.D., Western –1981) is Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Management at Michigan State University. He has co-authored 20 books, and over 90 refereed journal articles. His research focus includes supply chain risk and resilience, strategic supply chain management, behavioral research, and certified management standards. Dr. Melnyk sits on the editorial review board for numerous journals. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Melnyk was a member of the APICS Board of Directors. In 2017, ... Dr. Melnyk accepted a joint appointment from the University of Newcastle (Australia) where he is the Newcastle Global Innovation Chair in Supply Chain Management. In 2017, the Academy of Management - the Operations and Supply Chain Division -- recognized Dr. Melnyk as a Distinguished Scholar in the field.

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University of Western Ontario: PhD, Business | 1981

University of Western Ontario: MA, Economics | 1976

University of Windsor: BA, Economics | 1975

Selected Press

Are Millenials Taking Over the Supply Chain?

MSU Today | 2018-04-16

"Millennials have replaced baby boomers as the major consumer segment, so we are seeing a change in what is being demanded. Millennials want more than price and availability; they want speed, convenience and they want to be involved in the co-creation of the product," said Steve Melnyk, lead author and supply chain management professor. "This experiential supply chain, where customers are controlling more than they ever have before, involves much more than what they're buying. It's about the experience they get with it."

Michigan manufacturers explore potential of blockchain tech beyond Bitcoin

Spartan Newsroom | 2018-02-09

Steven Melnyk, a supply chain management professor at Michigan State University and global innovation chair in supply chain management at University of Newcastle, Australia, said blockchain can be part of the solution to a major cybersecurity problem.

Steven Melnyk Appointed to Editorial Board

Eli Broad College of Business | 2017-10-18

Steven Melnyk, Professor of Supply Chain, was recently appointed to the editorial board for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Congratulations, Professor Melnyk.