ACADEMIC AREA Technology and Operations Management AREAS OF EXPERTISE Distribution and Logistics, Operations Strategy, Supply Chain Management , Sustainable Operations BiographyPublicationsCoursesCase Studies Education: B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; MBA/MS, The University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Stanford UniversityTim Kraft is an assistant professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, where he teaches operations management within Darden's MBA and Executive Education programs. Tim's research focuses on the impact of environmental and social responsibility issues on supply chain and operations management decisions. Topics he has worked on include investigating firms' and non-governmental organizations' decisions regarding substances of concern in product lines, examining collaborative methods to improve the management of chemicals and toxic substances in supply chains, and studying consumers' valuations of transparency in supply chains with regards to social responsibility practices. Prior to joining the Darden faculty, Tim worked for several companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers and RadioShack Corporation. Selected PublicationsKraft, T., L. Valdes, Y. Zheng. "Supply Chain Visibility and Social Responsibility: Investigating Consumers' Behaviors and Motives" (forthcoming) at Manufacturing and Service Operations Management.Kraft T., G. Raz (2017). "Collaborate or Compete: Examining Manufacturers' Replacement Strategies for a Substance of Concern" at Production and Operations Management, 26(9): 1646-1662.Karaer Ö., T . Kraft, J. Khawam (2017). "Buyer and Nonprofit Levers to Improve Suppliers' Environmental Performance", Production and Operations Management Special Issue on Not for Profit Operations Management, 26(6): 1163-1190.Kraft T., F. Erhun, R. Carlson, D Rafinejad (2013). "Replacement Decisions for Potentially Hazardous Substances," Production and Operations Management Special Issue on New Product Development, Innovation, and Sustainability, 22 (4): 958-975.Kraft T., Y. Zheng, F. Erhun (2013). "The NGO's Dilemma: How to Influence Firms to Replace a Potentially Hazardous Substance," Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Special Issue on the Environment, 15 (4): 649-669.Working PapersKraft T., L. Valdes, Y. Zheng. "Improving Supplier Social Responsibility under Incomplete Visibility". Kraft T., L. Valdes, Y. Zheng. "The Role of Supply Chain Transparency and Trust in Social Responsibility Communications".Karaer Ö., T. Kraft. "Incentivizing Quality in a Multi-tier Supply Chain".Additional PublicationsKraft T., Ö. Karaer, K. Sharpe (2016). "Managing the Chemicals and Substances in Products and Supply Chains." (Invited book chapter) Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains, A. Atasu, ed. Springer, 313-337.Zheng Y., T. Kraft, L. Valdes (2016). "Assessing Consumers' Valuations of Socially Responsible Products with Controlled Experiments." (Invited book chapter) Environmentally Responsible Supply Chains, A. Atasu, ed. Springer, 29-50.Chung, Y., F. Erhun, and T. Kraft(2013). "Improving Stanford Blood Center's Platelet Supply Chain," forthcoming in The Supply Chain Management Casebook: Comprehensive Coverage and Best Practices in SCM, Chuck Munson, ed., Financial Times Press (Upper Saddle River, NJ), 39-49.Kraft, T., Y. Chung, F. Erhun (2012). "KEY Electronics - Sourcing and Warehouse Analysis," INFORMS Transactions on Education, 12(2): 89-99.MBA CoursesFirst Year OperationsExecutive Education CoursesPartnership for Leaders in Education Youth Orchestra of the Americas Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.Tim Kraft's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.