The text focuses on decision making throughout the supply chain. Based on the conviction that supply managers, in concert with suppliers and distributors, have to contribute to organizational goals and strategies, this edition continues to focus on how to make that mission a reality.
About the Author
P. Fraser Johnson is the Leenders Supply Chain Management Association Chair at the Ivey Business School, Western University. Professor Johnson is director of the Ivey Purchasing Managers Index, the most widely watched and utilized indicator of future economic activity in Canada. He was faculty director of the Ivey MBA program from 2009 to 2015.
Dr. Johnson received his PhD in Operations Management from Ivey in 1995, and following graduation, joined the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at the University of British Columbia. He returned to Ivey as a faculty member in 1998, where he currently teaches courses in supply chain management and operations. Prior to joining Ivey, Professor Johnson worked in the automotive parts industry where he held a number of senior management positions in finance and operations. His experience includes managing automotive parts facilities in both Canada and the United States, and overseeing a joint venture partnership in Mexico.
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 and magazines. Fraser has also authored a number of teaching cases. He is an associate editor for The Journal of Supply Chain Management and sits on the editorial review board for the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Professor Johnson has worked with a number of private- and public-sector organizations in both consulting and corporate education assignments in the United States, Canada, and Europe.