Thomas Roemer

Senior Lecturer, Operations Management


Thomas Roemer Thomas Roemer is a Senior Lecturer in Operations Management and has served as the Executive Director of the Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) Program since July 2014.

Roemer is interested in the intersection of engineering and management and, in particular, the value creation during the design, manufacture, and delivery of products. His research on product development, design for manufacturing, machine scheduling, and inventory theory has been published in leading journals. He has taught classes in operations management and strategy, product design and development, quantitative analysis, and business ethics.

From 2000 to 2006, Roemer was an Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan, where he served as the first MIT-Ford Faculty Fellow and was named the Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Operations Management. From 2006 to 2014, he was on the faculty at the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego, where he helped create the Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering (AESE) Program. He also served as associate director of the Program. He has won numerous teaching awards at the Rady School and, in 2009, received the award for “Outstanding Faculty Teaching” from the Graduate Student Association at UCSD.

Roemer received a Diplom-Ingenieur degree from the Technische Universität Berlin and his PhD from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

Faculty Media

  • Why Operations Management?

    Why operations management? It may not sound as glamorous or lucrative as finance or consulting, but people love the innovations made possible by operations management – whether it’s a new device...

  • Latest Supply Chain Management Courses Harness The Internet Of Things

    The supply and demand of supply chain management courses to help companies keep pace with innovation is on the upswing.

  • MBA Careers: Supply Chain Innovation Raises Demand For Management Talent

    Innovation will change dynamics of supply chain and role of supply chain manager.

  • Why It's Time to Bring Manufacturing Back Home to the U.S.

    This Forbes article is by Thomas Roemer, a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the executive director of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program.

  • MBAs Are Harnessing Big Data With The Internet Of Things—And B-Schools Showed Them How

    Schools are hyped about harnessing latest whizzy tech innovations.


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Developing a Leading Edge Operations Strategy Jan 28-29, 2021 | Apr 15-16, 2021

Supply Chain Strategy and Management Mar 18-19, 2021 | Jun 24-25, 2021