Professor Andrew Graves
Job Title: Professorial Fellow in Technology Management - Chair for Technology Management
Affiliated Research Centre: Centre for Business, Organizations and Society (CBOS), Lean and Agile Research Group (LARG)
Subject Group: Information, Decision and Operations
Key Research Interests: Manufacturing & Engineering in the Aerospace, Automotive and Construction industries
Professor Andrew Graves is a mechanical engineer and political scientist. His involvement with Formula 1 & 2 motor racing led to early research affiliations with MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Programme.Since moving to Bath in 1994 he has set up research programmes into LEAN & AGILE MANUFACTURING (pioneered by the Toyota Production System). Key projects include:
ILIPT (Intelligent Logistics for Innovative Product Technologies)/5DayCar - this EU project collaborated with 30 leading European automotive suppliers to focus on optimising performance throughout the supply chain, linking with Bath’s earlier concept work on the 3DayCar programme.
Agile Construction Initiative(ACI) - a project focusing on benchmarking performance improvement within the construction industry. Sponsors of the project have included - HM Treasury, Highways Agency, Balfour Beatty, Geoffrey Osborne, Atkins Global, Carillion and Lafarge.
Lean Aerospace Initiative – this research comes from a long association with MIT’s Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI) and a recent partnership with the Lean Flight Initiative (LFI), aims to develop Lean principles among aircraft operators, expanding research into commercial airline operations.
Recent Publications to date
Articles, Books & Reports
RUSI Defence Systems, PAPER II (2010), Graves, A., “Defence Procurement in Crisis: A call for Leadership”, RUSI (Royal United Services Institute) Vol 12, No. 3, pp 8-11.
RUSI Defence Systems, PAPER I (2007), Graves, A., “The UK Industrial Manufacturing Base” , RUSI (The Royal United Services Institute), ref. DIS Report (Defence Industry Strategy), Vol 10, No1, pp 58-63. pdf:
NAIGT Report (2009) “An Independent Report on the Future of the Automotive Industry in the UK” New Automotive Innovation and Growth Team (NAIGT report by industry-led government initiative, NAIGT on 20 year vision & recommendations for the automotive industry.
BOOK: Parry, G & Graves, A (Eds), (2008) “Build To Order - The Road to the 5 Day Car”. 465 p. 160 illus., Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84800-224-1. Chapter in book: Stone G,. Crute V,. & Graves A, “Managing the Transition to 5Day Car” Click here for publication
BOOK: Parry, G., Graves, A., James-Moore, M. (2008) “Lean New Product Introduction: a UK Aerospace Perspective”, In: Lean Product Development - Concept & Models, Icfai University Press.
BOOK: Stone, G. Parry, G. Graves, A. & Esser, R. (2007), “Requirement for a Sea-change in European Car Production”, In: Rabe, M. and Mihók (eds.) New Technologies for the Intelligent Design and Operation of Manufacturing Networks. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8167-7520-1
EDITOR: Graves, A, & Stone G, (Bath) with Miemczyk, J, (Audencia, Nantes, France) (2008) Special Issue Guest Editors - International Journal of Automotive Technology & Management (IJATM) for "Integrating the automotive supply network: the implementation of promising practice"
ARTICLE : Parry G, Graves A, Stone G, (2008), (by Ben Sampson) “Five-day wonder – tailor-made motors in less than a week? The next revolution in car design starts here” in Professional Engineering Magazine, 30th January, pp. 30
ARTICLE: Graves, A, (2005) “Build-to-Order – Produktionssystem in der Automobiliindustrie”, article in Supply Chain Management & Enterprise Logistics, with Fraunhofer- IPA, January 2006
"CBI Business Guide - Best Practice Explained" (2004) Graves, A., Howard, M. & Stone, G. - a glossary of terms and concepts, ISBN 1 901844 55 2, CBI, DTI and Caspian Publishing Ltd, CBI business guide - Best practice explained.
Naudé, P, Henneberg, S. C, Mouzas, S, Ramos, C., Graves, A., and Crute, V. (2009) “Seeking for Solutions within a Project Setting”, Journal of Business Market Management, Vol 3; No. 3, pages 151-170, ISSN 1864-0753, (Springer)
Parry, G., Graves, A. (2009) “The importance of knowledge management for ERP systems”, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, Vol.12, Spring
Lee, S, Parry G, and Graves A., (2008) “Managing Knowledge Resources for Sustainable Competitive Advantage” COBRA paper, International Journal of Logistics: Research & Publications, ISBN 978-1-842-19-434-8, Sept 2008
Miemczyk, J & Graves, A., (2008) “Managing end–of-life vehicle networks: a longitudinal case of the UK”, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management
Graves, A., Stone, G., Miemczyk, J. 2008. Collaborative ICT ventures and the implementation of responsive automotive supply networks. Graves, A., Stone, G., Miemczyk, J. (Eds). International journal of Automotive technology and Management (IJATM), 8(3): 239-253. Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1504/IJATM.2008.020211 Click here for article
Ward, Y. & Graves, A. 2007. Through-life management: the provision of total customer solutions in the aerospace industry. Int. Journal Services Technology & Management. 8 (6): 455-477. Click here for article
Parry, G., James-Moore, M. & Graves, A. 2006. Outsourcing engineering commodity procurement. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal. 11 (5): 436-443. Click here for article
Parry, G., James-Moore, M. & Graves, A. 2006. The threat to core competence posed by developing closer supply chain relationships. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications. 9 (3): 295-305. Click here for article
Howard, M., Miemczyk, J. & Graves, A. 2006. Automotive supplier parks: an imperative for build-to-order? Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. 12 (2): 91-104. Click here for article
Stone, G., Parry G, & Graves A. 2006. Transformation of the european automotive industry: the future of lean. Journal of Financial Transformations. 18: 10-15. Click here for article
Howard M, Miemczyk, J. & Graves, A. 2005. A strategic approach towards automotive painting for building-to-order. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. 5 (1): 1-17. Click here for article
Crute, V., Brown, S., Graves, A. & Ward, Y. 2003. Implementing Lean in aerospace challenging the assumptions and understanding the challenges. Technovation. 23 (12): 917-928. Click here for article
Graves, A. & Holt, R. 2001. Benchmarking UK government procurement in construction projects. Measuring Business Excellence. 5 (4): 13-21. Click here for article
Howard, M., Young, K. & Graves, A. 2001. Towards the 3daycar: vehicle design and its impact on rapid build-to-order. International Journal of Vehicle Design. 26 (5): 445-468. Click here for article
James-Moore, M., Broughton, T., Womersley, M., Deasley, D., Williamson, A., Gindy, N., Harrison, A. & Graves, A. 2001. The development of the UK lean aerospace initiative. International Journal of Aerospace Management. 1 (2): 131-137. Click here for article
Ward, Y. & Graves, A. 2001. Lean performance measurement for aerospace: if you aren’t keeping score, then your only practising!. International Journal of Aerospace Management. 1 (1): 85-96. Click here for article
Ward, Y., Jones, M. & Graves, A. 2001. A common set of metrics for improved competitiveness in aerospace. International Journal of Aerospace Management. 1 (2): 131-137. Click here for article
Stone, G. Parry, G. Graves, A. & Esser, R. 2007 Requirement for a Sea-change in European Car Production, In: Rabe, M. & Mihók Eds New Technologies for the Intelligent Design and Operation of Manufacturing Networks. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8167-7520-1