Brian Tomlin

Professor of Business Administration


Brian Tomlin is a Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His research explores operations strategy and supply chain management, with a focus in the areas of supply chain risk and process innovation. He is the current President of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society. Brian has published widely in the leading academic journals and in practice-focused outlets such as the Financial Times and Supply Chain Management Review. At Tuck, he teaches the core operations management class and an operations strategy elective.

Brian received his PhD from MIT's Sloan School of Management, where he was awarded the Zannetos PhD Dissertation Prize. His undergraduate degree is from University College Dublin in Ireland. Prior to becoming an academic Brian worked full time for a number of companies, including General Electric and the Boston Consulting Group.


Society Leadership  //

President, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society

Journal Leadership  //

Department Editor, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Journal

Research Recognitions  //

Finalist, 2013 Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Journal Best Paper Award.

Finalist, 2012 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice.

Winner, 2012 Wickham Skinner Award for Best Paper published in Production and Operations Management Journal.








  • Ph.D., MIT Sloan School of Management, 2000
  • B.E. Chemical Engineering, University College Dublin, 1992