Program: Online MSBA
Hays T. Watkins Professor of Operations Management and Information Technology
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Stanford University
MBA, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
BS, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, General Motors Institute
Area: Operations and Information Technology
Expertise: Business analytics, manufacturing, lean and Six Sigma process improvement, operations and supply chain management
James “Jim” Bradley is the Hays T. Watkins Professor of Operations Management and Information Technology at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business. He specializes in business analytics, manufacturing, lean and Six Sigma process improvement, and operations and supply chain management. Jim led the development of William & Mary’s Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program, and he led initiatives to introduce a business analytics major in the undergraduate business program and to develop a Management of Engineering concentration in the Flex MBA program. His efforts in the MSBA curriculum development earned him the inaugural McGlothlin Faculty Teaching Award at the 2016 commencement ceremony, as well as the student-selected Faculty Excellence Award and the Alfred N. Page Teaching Award at the 2017 commencement ceremony.
Jim’s current research includes modeling how distribution center picking, loading and shipping policies affect inventory availability and cost at downstream supply chain links. One of his recent research papers on that topic was recently published in Production and Operations Management (POM). He is also developing algorithms for decentralized control of automated distribution centers in his research, which use artificial intelligence. His past research has appeared in top journals and covers the application of optimization, simulation and other analytical techniques to supply chain and manufacturing problems.
Before coming to William & Mary, Jim taught at Cornell University and at Stanford University. In addition to 15 years of manufacturing experience with General Motors, he has extensive consulting experience with clients such as 3M, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and the Commonwealth of Virginia.