David J. Frayer, Ph.D. is Director of Executive Development Programs in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, where he leads a group responsible for design, development and delivery of executive and professional education programs and two executive education and corporate learning facilities (The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing, Michigan and the Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan). In addition to these responsibilities, he also co-directs the annual Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar in June each year. Prior to assuming these responsibilities, Dr. Frayer was involved in The Global Procurement and Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative, a third-party procurement and supply chain benchmarking effort involving over 200 companies worldwide. He received his Ph.D. in marketing, logistics and international business at Michigan State University and previously received his B.A. and M.B.A. in marketing from Michigan State University. Prior to returning to Michigan State University for his Ph.D., Dr. Frayer was part of a product development staff group at Ameritech Publishing, Inc. (Troy, Michigan).
Dr. Frayer is a co-author of Best Practice Model for ECR Alliances: Guidelines for the Development, Implementation and Maintenance of Alliances, a research report prepared for the Best Practices Operating Committee of the Joint-Industry Project on Efficient Consumer Response. He is also co-author of World Class Logistics: The Challenge of Managing Continuous Change, a research-based book prepared for the Council of Logistics Management and New Product Development: Strategies for Supplier Integration, a research-based book prepared for the American Society for Quality. He has published articles in the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Logistics Focus, The Logistics Handbook, The Distribution Management Handbook, The Handbook on Industrial Sourcing and Logistics Technology International as well as conference proceedings at the National Science Foundation, Decision Sciences Institute, Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, National Association of Purchasing Management, and the Council of Logistics Management. Dr. Frayer is a frequent speaker at professional meetings, academic conferences and executive development programs. His research interests include strategic alliances, benchmarking, supply chain integration, global procurement and logistics strategy.
Dr. Frayer is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Supply Chain Management Council of West Michigan.