John Hanson

John Hanson
Phone: (619) 260-7673
Office: Olin Hall 320

Chair, Operations, Supply Chain Management and ITM, Associate Professor of Decision Science and Supply Chain Management

  • PhD, Michigan State University, Operations Management
  • MBA, Michigan State University
  • BASc, University of Toronto, Aerospace Engineering

After receiving his BASc from the University of Toronto, John Hanson, chair of the Operations, Supply Chain Management and ITM department, was licensed as a professional engineer. At Michigan State University, he was a Masco doctoral scholar. He remains a faculty advisor on MSU's award-winning executive leadership program in operations management.

Prior to entering academia, Hanson worked for more than 20 years in the automotive industry and held management positions with AlliedSignal (now Honeywell), Siemens, Dura Automotive and Eaton Corp. His fields of expertise are corporate strategy and advanced technology planning, and he holds several patents on automotive technology. Hanson's research interests are focused on issues of knowledge management in the supply chain, and his course development for the School of Business and the Supply Chain Management Institute executive programs keeps emphasis on "how business works."

Selected Publications

  • Hanson, J. (2012) Learning on the Shop Floor: the Behavioural Roots of Organisational Knowledge, Title: Behavioural Operations Management, Editor: Ilaria Giannoccaro, Publisher: Springer.
  • Hanson, J. (2014) Culture Eats Strategy - and how to deal with it, Supply Chain Management Review, 18(4), 20-26.
  • Hanson, J. (2005) Core Values and Environmental Management: A Strong Inference Approach, Greener Management International Issue(46, 2005).
  • Hanson, J. (2018) Lead Time Reduction: Early Supplier Involvement and the Information Supply Chain, International Journal of Procurement Management, 11(3).
  • Hanson, J., Melnyk, S., Calantone, R. (2011) Defining and Measuring Alignment in Performance Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 31(10).
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