Faculty Directory

Brian T. Tomlin

William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management

Areas of Expertise

Supply chain management, operations management, operations strategy


Operations Management


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000; BE, University College Dublin, 1992


Brian Tomlin’s research explores operations strategy and supply chain management, with a focus on the areas of supply chain risk and innovative operations. Brian is a distinguished fellow of the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society (MSOM), awarded in recognition of his research. He is a past president of MSOM and has served as a department editor at the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management journal. 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 course and has taught the Operations Strategy elective. He served as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and has been a recipient of Tuck’s Core Professor Teaching Excellence Award. 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.