Bradley Miller

Senior Professor of Practice - (he/him/his)

Bradley Miller


Dr. Miller has more than 30 years of combined teaching and management experience focused on the improvement of both manufacturing and business processes. Throughout his years in industry, he utilized lean systems tools, kaizen, quality tools, operations management and supply chain concepts and the theory of constraints to enhance the operating performance of manufacturing systems. Dr. Miller previously taught in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University where he was the Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement for the Center of Operational Excellence, creating partnerships between education and industry. He continues to influence the operational improvement of organizations through teaching operational improvement concepts within both graduate, undergraduate and executive education courses. In the classroom, Dr. Miller especially enjoys utilizing his business experience to demonstrate the "real world" application of academic concepts. Through a combination of lecture, in-class exercises, case studies, demonstrations, simulations, and industry interactions, students learn to manage business processes and improve organizational effectiveness.

Research Interests

  • Lean Systems Education
  • Pedagogical Strategy & Learning Theory
  • Operational Excellence

Areas of Expertise

  • Lean Enterprise Systems Implementation
  • Continuous Improvement Strategies
  • Process Analysis and Improvement
  • Operations and Production Management
  • A W A R D S
  • ● 2023 Wayne and Kathryn Payne Award for Teaching Excellence
  • ● 2018 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award
  • ● 2015 Wayne and Kathryn Payne Award for Teaching Excellence


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  • Twitter: @leankaizen

Activities & Interests

  • I am a Continuous Improvement Enthusiast!
  • Recreational Golfer
  • Fountain Pen User
  • I utilize the same Lean principles and tools that I teach within my work and home life

Contact Info

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  • SCM 4367 Process and Quality Management
  • SCM 4330 Business Modeling and Decision Analysis
  • SCM 4380 Enterprise Resource Planning
  • SCM 3301 Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
  • SCM 3301 (Honors) Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
  • Insperity Business Performance Advisor Capstone Simulation
  • Tenaris Time and Project Management Course Module


Ph.D., University of Houston, Industrial Engineering, Dissertation: "Achievement behaviors within kaizen blitz from an expectancy-value perspective: an empirical study"
MEA, Virginia Tech, Industrial Engineering
BS, Virginia Tech, Mechanical Engineering