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Fraser Johnson

Professor, Operations Management

Director, Ivey Purchasing Managers Index
Leenders Supply Chain Management Association Chair

Contact Information

Expertise

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Purchasing and Supply
  • Lean Operations
  • Turnarounds and Restructurings
  • Operations Improvement Assessment and Planning

Research Publications

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Fraser Johnson is the Leenders Supply Chain Management Association Chair at the Ivey Business School, Western University, where he teaches courses in supply chain management and operations. Professor Johnson is also the Director of the Ivey Purchasing Managers Index, one of the most widely watched and utilized indicators of future economic activity in Canada. Prior to accepting a faculty position, Fraser worked in the automotive parts industry where he held a number of senior management positions in both finance and operations.

Professor Johnson is an active researcher in the area of supply chain management and he has authored articles that have been published in a wide variety of magazines and journals. His textbook, Purchasing and Supply Management (with Anna Flynn), published by McGraw-Hill Irwin, is now in its fifteenth edition. Dr. Johnson is currently an associate editor for The Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Professor Johnson has worked with a number of private and public sector organizations in both consulting and corporate education assignments, including Maple Leaf Foods, Magellan Aerospace Corporation, JD Irving, Hutchinson Port Holdings, EdgeStone Capital and 3M. He is currently a member of Advisory Committee for Signal Hill Equity Partners.

Teaching

  • Operations (HBA, MBA, EMBA)
  • Purchasing & Supply (HBA, MBA)
  • Logistics (HBA, MBA)

Education

  • BA, Hons Bus - Western
  • MBA, Western
  • PhD, Western

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Shafiq, A.; Johnson, P. F.; Klassen, R. D.; Awaysheh, A., 2017, "Exploring the Implications of Supply Risk on Sustainability Performance", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, October 37(10): 1386 - 1407.
  • Shafiq, A.; Klassen, R. D.; Johnson, P. F.; Awaysheh, A., 2014, "Socially Responsible Practices: An Exploratory Study on Scale Development using Stakeholder Theory", Decision Sciences, August 45(4): 683 - 716.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Shafiq, A.; Awaysheh, A.; Leenders, M. R., 2014, "Large Supply Organizations in North America: A Twenty-Four Year Perspective on Roles and Responsibilities 1987-2011", Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, June 20(2): 130 - 141.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R., 2010, "Minding the Supply Savings Gaps", Sloan Management Review (MIT), January 51(2): 25 - 31.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R., 2009, "Changes in Supply Leadership", Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, March 15(1): 51 - 62.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R., 2008, "Building a Corporate Supply Function", Journal of Supply Chain Management, July 44(3): 39 - 52.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Klassen, R. D.; Leenders, M. R.; Awaysheh, A., 2007, "Selection of Planned Supply Initiatives: The Role of Senior Management Expertise", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, December 27(12): 1280 - 1302.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Klassen, R. D.; Leenders, M. R.; Awaysheh, A., 2007, "Utilizing E-Business Technologies in Supply Chains: The Impact of Firm Characteristics and Teams", Journal of Operations Management, December 25(6): 1255 - 1274.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R., 2006, "A Longitudinal Study of Supply Organizational Change", Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, December 12: 332 - 342.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R.; Fearon, H. E., 2006, "Supply's Growing Status and Influence: A Sixteen Year Perspective", Journal of Supply Chain Management, April 42(2): 33 - 43.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R., 2004, "Implementing Organizational Change in Supply Towards Decentralization", Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management, December 10(4-5): 191 - 200.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R., 2003, "Gaining and Losing Pieces of the Supply Chain", Journal of Supply Chain Management, January 39(1): 27 - 39.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R.; McCue, C. P., 2003, "A Comparison of Purchasing's Organizational Roles and Responsibilities in the Public and Private Sector", Journal of Public Procurement, January 3(1): 57 - 74.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Klassen, R. D.; Leenders, M. R.; Fearon, H. E., 2002, "Determinants of Purchasing Team Usage in the Supply Chain", Journal of Operations Management, January 20(1): 77 - 89.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Leenders, M. R., 2001, "The Supply Organizational Structure Dilemma", Journal of Supply Chain Management, January 37(3): 2 - 11.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Transportation & Logistics, The University of British Columbia (1996-1998).
  • Assistant Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University (1998-2003)
  • Associate Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University (2003-2011)
  • Professor, Ivey Business School, Western University (2011-present)

Research/Course Development

  • Supply chain management
  • Purchasing & supply
  • Logistics
  • Operations