Operations and Supply Management

Steve Lyman Professor

College of Business Office BUS 336
(231) 591-2469

Professional activities and areas of interest

Dr. Lyman came to FSU's College of Business in May 2002, after teaching for 3 years at other universities. He has taught courses in Industrial Distribution, Quality Management, Purchasing, and Operations Management. Professor Lyman currently teaches courses in Operations Management and Logistics and serves as the faculty advisor the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). Prior to his academic endeavors, Steve served in numerous leadership roles in the automotive industry for over 13 years. During his years at General Motors Lansing Assembly, he was an industrial engineer working with suppliers in the Just-In-Time program. More recently, Steve served as Supplier Develop Engineer and later as Materials Manager for TRW Commercial Steering Division. His duties included implementing various supply chain management initiatives along with assisting in the installation of SAP, ISO 9000 certification, and lean production. Steve holds certifications with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (CPIM), Institute of Supply Management (formerly NAPM) (C.P.M.), and the American Society of Quality (CQA). He is also a certified lead auditor for ISO/QS 9000 and has conducted over 16 quality audits. Steve is also an active member of the Decision Sciences Institute and the Society for Case Research. Steve has recently published articles in both Inside Supply Management and APICS The Performance Advantage. He has also published in International Journal of Operations & Production Management on issues of supply management and also in both the International Journal of Production Research and Simulation.


Ph.D. in Operations Management, Michigan State University

MS in Packaging, Michigan State University

BS in Engineering, Michigan State University