Faculty & Staff Directory

iconiconiconNameTyson BrowningImageTyson BrowningFirstnameTysonLastnameBrowningOffice Phone(817) 257-5069
Position:Professor of Operations ManagementDepartment:Information Systems and Supply Chain MgmtOffice:Tandy Hall 292CRole:FacultyEducation
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • * Ph.D. Technology, Management and Policy (Engineering Management)
  • * S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics (Systems Engineering)
  • * S.M. Technology and Policy
  • Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas
  • * B.S. Engineering Physics
Areas of Expertise / Research
  • Product development and systems engineering processes
  • Process modeling, analysis and improvement, including Lean and Six Sigma
  • Design structure matrix (DSM)
  • Project Management, Program Management
  • Risk management
  • Enterprise engineering
  • Measures and metrics; leading indicators
  • Balancing value to stakeholders
Work Experience
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Fort Worth, TX, 1999-2003
  • Lean Aerospace Initiative, Cambridge, MA, 1993-1999
  • Honeywell Space Systems, Clearwater, FL, 1990, 1993
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 1991-1993
Courses Taught
  • Managing Operations & Processes (MBA Core)
  • Project Management (MBA Elective)
  • Program Management (MBA Elective)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt for Managers (MBA Elective)
  • Risk Management in Operations and Supply Chains (MBA Elective)
  • Developing Operational Excellence (Executive Education)
  • Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications (Professional Workshop)
  • Product Development Process Modeling (Professional Workshop)
  • And other executive education...
Key Publications
  • “Managing a Portfolio of Product Development Projects under Resource Constraints,” Decision Sciences, 46(5): forthcoming, 2015, with Ali A. Yassine.
  • “A Conceptual Framework for Tackling Knowable Unknown Unknowns in Project Management,” Journal of Operations Management, 32(4): 190-204, 2014, with Ranga V. Ramasesh.
  • "Linking Product Architecture and Quality," Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 15(3): 473-491, 2013, with Manuel E. Sosa and Jürgen Mihm.
  • Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications, MIT Press, 2012, with Steven D. Eppinger.
  • "On the Alignment of the Purposes and Views of Process Models in Project Management," Journal of Operations Management, 28(4): 316-332, 2010.
  • "Reconceptualizing the Effects of Lean on Production Costs with Evidence from the F-22 Program," Journal of Operations Management, 27(1): 23-44, 2009, with Ralph D. Heath.
  • "A Survey of Activity Network-based Process Models for Managing Product Development Projects, Production and Operations Management," 16(2): 217-240, 2007, with Ranga V. Ramasesh.
Awards / Recognition
  • Neeley School of Business 2013 Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar
  • MBA Core Teaching Award, 2008
International Experience
  • Research projects with colleagues in Europe and Asia
  • Advising Master's and Ph.D. theses at the Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Travel abroad to 24 countries on 4 continents
  • With organizations including BNSF Railways, BoozAllen Hamilton, General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Seagate, Southern California Edison, and the U.S. Navy in areas such as project/program management, process modeling, risk management, and the design structure matrix (DSM)
Hobbies / Interests
  • Traveling, soccer, football, scuba diving, running, theology and philosophy