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M. Johnny Rungtusanatham

Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management (Tier 1); Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems; Area Coordinator, Operations Management and Information Systems, Schulich School of Business

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M. Johnny Rungtusanatham (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is Canada Research Chair in Supply Chain Management at the Schulich School of Business, York University; a 2017 Fellow inductee of the Decision Sciences Institute; a 2015 Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award also from the Decision Sciences Institute. He has held faculty, visiting faculty, and administrative positions at the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the W.P. Carey School of Business of Arizona State University, the School of Business of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, IE Business School (SPAIN), CUOA (ITALY), and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

M. Johnny Rungtusanatham is considered as one of the top-50 authors of research in operations management, according to Decision Sciences (in 2021); one of the top-50 authors of research in supply chain management, according to Supply Chain Management: An International Journal (in 2019); and one of the top “individual researchers with greatest overall contribution to the field of Operations Management,” according to International Journal of Production Research (in 2015). His research is supported by grants totaling more than US$295,000 and CAD$1,400,000, with his 55+ publications related to quality management, mass customization, and supply chain disruptions and relationships having appeared in top academic and business journals. His current research focuses on supply chain disruptions – their attributes, triggering events, performance consequences, and mitigation.

M. Johnny Rungtusanatham has also co-authored two introductory operations management textbooks and five teaching cases. As an educator, he has received teaching excellence recognition and awards from four different academic institutions worldwide. He is past President of the Decision Sciences Institute and previously served as its Interim Executive Director. He is actively involved with Supply Chain Canada and sits on the Research Advisory Committee, Conference Content Committee, and the COVID-19 Task Force.