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Andrew Graves



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Research interests

I am a mechanical engineer and political scientist. My 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’sLean 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.

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Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Project: Research council


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    European Commission


    Project: EU Commission

    Research Output

    Defence procurement in crisis: A call for leadership

    Graves, A. P., Feb 2010, In : RUSI Defence Systems. 12, 3, p. 8-11 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Seeking for solutions within a project setting

    Naudé, P., Henneberg, S. C., Mouzas, S., Ramos, C., Graves, A. & Crute, V., 1 Sep 2009, In : Journal of Business Market Management. 3, 3, p. 151-170

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Build to Order: The Road to the 5-Day Car

    Parry, G. (ed.) & Graves, A. (ed.), 2008, London, U. K.: Springer. 439 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Collaborative ICT ventures and the implementation of responsive automotive supply networks

    Stone, G., Howard, M., Miemczyk, J. & Graves, A., Sep 2008, In : International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. 8, 3, p. 239-253 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Introduction and overview

    Parry, G. (ed.) & Graves, A. (ed.), 2008, Build to Order: The Road to the 5-Day Car. Parry, G. & Graves, A. P. (eds.). London, U. K.: Springer, p. 1-10

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript