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Fraser Johnson

Professor, Operations Management

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

Fraser Johnson

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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 management. 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.

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 journals. He has also written more than 100 cases and technical notes in the areas of operations and supply chain management, including several bestselling cases. His textbook, Purchasing and Supply Management, published by McGraw-Hill Irwin, is now in its seventeenth edition.

Professor Johnson’s perspective on a wide range of topics related to supply chain management have been covered by several news organizations.  His insights have been featured in various media outlets, including CBC News, Global News, CTV, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, National Post, U.S. Public Radio Marketplace, and CBC Radio.

 

Professor Johnson has worked with a number of private and public sector organizations in both consulting and corporate education assignments. He is currently a member of Advisory Committee for Signal Hill Equity Partners.

Teaching

  • Operations (HBA, MBA, EMBA)
  • Supply Chain Management (HBA, MSc, MBA)

Education

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

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Awaysheh, A.; Klassen, R. D.; Shafiq, A.; Johnson, P. F., (Forthcoming), "Drivers of consumer protection practices: implications for operational performance", Supply Chain Management-An International Journal
  • Naranjo Holguin, F.; Menor, L. J.; Johnson, P. F., 2023, "Lean Supply Chain Management: A Contextual Contingent Reconceptualization and Delphi Method Study", International Journal of Operations & Production Management
  • Klassen, R. D.; Shafiq, A.; Johnson, P. F., 2023, "Opportunism in supply chains: Dynamically building governance mechanisms to address sustainability-related challenges", Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, March 171: 103021 - 103021.
  • Shafiq, A.; Johnson, P. F.; Klassen, R. D., 2022, "Building synergies between operations culture, operational routines, and supplier monitoring: implications for buyer performance", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, April 42(5): 687 - 712.
  • Johnson, P. F.; Klassen, R. D., 2022, "New Directions for Research in Green Public Procurement: The Challenge of Inter-Stakeholder Tensions", Journal of Cleaner Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Shafiq, A.; Johnson, P. F., 2020, "Managing Supply Risks for Low Cost Country Sourcing: The Mediating Role of Purchasing Teams and Implications for Firm Performance", Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Management, December 18(2): 274 - 296.
  • Shafiq, A.; Johnson, P. F.; Awaysheh, A., 2019, "Emerging Economy Sourcing: Implications of supplier social practices for firm performance", International Journal of Production Economics, December 218: 148 - 158.
  • 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", MIT Sloan Management Review, December 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.

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

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