If you are having a hard time imagining yourself in a classroom again, keep in mind that Ivey Supply Chain Excellence is designed with busy leaders in mind. It is an engaging, interactive experience that draws on the vast perspectives that you and your classmates will bring to the program. Our real-world Case-Method of Learning is not about textbooks and lectures – it’s about learning by doing. Using case studies you’ll put yourself in the role of decision-maker and take on real challenges faced by real companies to gain practical hands-on experience. You’ll come away with new knowledge and ideas that are directly applicable to your business and that will have immediate impact.
Create Immediate Impact
Throughout the program, you will create an action learning plan, tracking your learning outcomes and pinpointing specific initiatives to implement when you get back to the office. You leave knowing exactly how you will apply your new knowledge and skills, and a self-developed implementation plan to start your impact once back in the office.
Fraser Johnson is the Leenders Supply Chain Management Association Chair at the Ivey Business School and Faculty Director of the Ivey MBA Program. His teaching areas include purchasing and supply, logistics and operations.
Prior to accepting a faculty position, Professor Johnson worked in the automotive parts industry where he held a number of senior management positions in both finance and operations. His experience includes managing automotive manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States and overseeing a joint venture partnership in Mexico. Dr. Johnson has authored several articles that have been published in a wide variety of magazines and journals. His textbook, Purchasing and Supply Management (with Michiel Leenders, Harold Fearon and Anna Flynn), published by McGraw-Hill Irwin, is now in its thirteenth edition. As well as consulted for organizations in the private and public sector, he has taught in a number of different management development programs in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Mary Heisz, an authority on managerial accounting and control, has been cited in the popular press including: National Post, Maclean's, Chatelaine, Toronto Star, Dow Jones News Service, City Woman and The London Free Press.
As an outstanding teacher, she has received awards from the Bank of Nova Scotia and the UWO Alumni Association, as well as, the University Students' Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2001. In addition, Mary received the David G. Burgoyne Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Development in 2003, 2007 and 2008 and the Carol Stephenson Excellence in EMBA Teaching Award 2008. She was selected as one of the "Top 30" educators in TVO's "Big Ideas – Best Lecturers" competition in 2006 and was awarded the Ivey Teaching Innovation Award in 2007 for her work in designing and delivering accounting courses.
Clients: City of London, J.D. Irving, Syngenta and General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada.
Robert Klassen, Professor of Operations Management and the Magna International Inc. Chair in Business Administration, teaches courses on Operations Management, Managing for Sustainable Development, Developing and Managing Technology, Management of Services and Operations Strategy.
He teaches Ivey’s HBA, MBA and Executive MBA degree programs, as well as, in Ivey’s public and custom executive education programs. Professor Klassen’s research on exploring the linkages between operations and the natural environment has appeared in many leading academic journals. He continues to actively develop new teaching materials, including over 20 cases and exercises in the area of operations strategy, process analysis, quality management and environmental management.