Bradley Miller

Instructional Assistant Professor

Bradley Miller


Dr. Miller has more than 25 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 and undergraduate 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 business-sponsored projects 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


  • Twitter: @leankaizen
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Activities & Interests

  • Playing and Watching Golf
  • Collecting and Using Fountain Pens
  • Implementing Lean Tools at Home
  • Playing Guitar (with very limited ability!)

Contact Info

Melcher 290-C
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  • SCM 4367 Management of Productivity and Quality
  • SCM 4330 Business Modeling and Decision Analysis
  • SCM 4380 Enterprise Resource Planning
  • SCM 3301 Service and Manufacturing Operations Management


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