James R. Broyles

Operations Researcher
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in industrial engineering, Arizona State University; B.S. in industrial engineering, Arizona State University


James R. Broyles, Ph.D. is an Operations Researcher at the RAND Corporation. Broyles has expertise in modeling and improving logistics systems, supply chains, and healthcare delivery. His methodological expertise includes computer simulation, stochastic processes, queuing theory, regression, and statistics. Broyles' domestic research includes improving healthcare delivery in hospitals and primary care settings. His military logistics research includes improving distribution of Army Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment, recommending safety stock inventory levels, creating cost effective equipment repair methodologies, and planning healthcare disaster response. Broyles' OCIE logistics research includes a cost benefit analysis of decentralized versus centralized distribution systems and quantifying the tradeoffs between the customer satisfaction and cost for the entire U.S.; he is currently assisting the Army with implementing centralized distribution for their clothing and equipment. Broyles received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis in operations research and statistics from Arizona State University.