James R. Broyles

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Senior Operations Researcher
Santa Monica Office

Education

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

Overview

James R. Broyles is an operations researcher at the RAND Corporation with interests in military logistics, military personnel, personnel capacity planning, healthcare delivery, stochastic processes, computer simulation, and applied statistics. Broyles leads research on improving repair part logistics for all military services with several efforts to improve support for the Army. His past research includes topics such as transforming the distribution system for Army soldier clothing and equipment, improving demand forecasting for retail repair parts, restructuring the Army background screening process for positions of significant trust and authority, simulating hypothetical wholesale procurement strategies to improve readiness, and improving resourcing strategies for Air Force airmen. Broyles’ healthcare research includes identifying disparities between forecasted demands and service capacity in the Veterans Health Administration, researching policies for alternative hospital seismic retrofit requirements, community planning for regional disasters, and evaluating and improving hospital healthcare delivery. Broyles received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with an emphasis in stochastic operations research and statistics from Arizona State University.

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