Fraser Johnson is the Leenders Purchasing Management Association of Canada Chair at the Richard Ivey School of Business, The University of Western Ontario. Professor Johnson is also the Director of the Ivey MBA Program. He earned a Ph.D. from Ivey in 1995, specializing in Operations Management, and following graduation, joined the Faculty of Commerce & Business Administration at the University of British Columbia. Fraser returned to Ivey as a faculty member in 1998 and has taught courses in purchasing and supply, logistics and operations. 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. His experience includes managing automotive manufacturing facilities in Canada and the United States, and overseeing a joint venture partnership in Mexico.
Professor Johnson is an active researcher in the area of purchasing and supply chain management and he is the author of several articles that have been published in a wide variety of magazines and journals. His textbook, Purchasing and Supply Management (with Michiel Leenders, Anna Flynn and Harold Fearon), published by McGraw-Hill Irwin, is now in its thirteenth edition. Fraser has also authored a number of teaching cases.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the Institute for Supply Management Education Resources Committee. He currently 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 consulted for organizations in the private and public sectors, and has taught in a number of different management development programs in the United States, Canada and Europe. Recent consulting and corporate training engagements include Maple Leaf Foods, Magellan Aerospace Corporation, JD Irving, Hutchinson Port Holdings, EdgeStone Capital and RLG International. He is currently a member of Advisory Committee for Signal Hill Equity Partners.