John Hanson

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John Hanson

John Hanson
Associate Professor in Decision Science and Supply Chain Management

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Office | Alcala West, Durango A

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    Associate Professor in Decision Science and Supply Chain Management

    • Ph.D. Michigan State University, Operations Management
    • MBA Michigan State University
    • B.A.Sc. University of Toronto, Aerospace Engineering

    John Hanson is assistant professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of San Diego.  Professor Hanson received a B.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto and for many years was licensed as a professional engineer.  He received an MBA from Michigan State University and subsequently a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the same institution, where he was a Masco doctoral scholar.  He retains an affiliation with Michigan State University as a faculty advisor on their award-winning executive leadership program in Operations Management.  Prior to entering academia, Professor Hanson worked for over twenty years in the Automotive industry and held management positions with AlliedSignal (now Honeywell), Siemens, Dura Automotive and Eaton Corp.  His fields of expertise have been corporate strategy and advanced technology planning.  He has worked extensively in Europe and Asia and holds several patents on automotive technology.  At the University of San Diego, Professor Hanson’s research interests are focused on issues of knowledge management in the supply chain.  In developing supply chain courses for the School of Business Administration and for the executive programs of the Supply Chain Management Institute, he likes to keep the emphasis on “how business works".

    Selected Current Research

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Hanson, J. (2011). Cost Modelling Based On Experience: Do We Have It Backwards?. International Journal of Procurement Management, 4 (5), 549-565.

    Hanson, J. (2011). Differential Method for TCO Modelling: An Analysis and Tutorial . International Journal of Procurement Management, 4 (6), 627-641.

    Hanson, J., Melnyk, S., Calantone, R. (2011). Defining and Measuring Alignment in Performance Management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 31 (10)

    Melnyk, S., Hanson, J., Calantone, R. (2010). Hitting the Target...but Missing the Point: Resolving the Paradox of Strategic Transition. Long Range Planning, 43 (4)

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

    Hanson, J. (2012). Learning on the Shop Floor: the Behavioural Roots of Organisational Knowledge. Title: Behavioural Operations Management, Editor: Ilaria Giannoccaro, Publisher: Springer