Wayne State University, in cooperation with AIAG, offers the eighth annual non-degree certificate program designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of supply chain topics and issues in the context of the global auto industry.
Vehicle industry supply chain issues are especially focused on purchasing and supplier development, risk management, inbound logistics, after-market parts management and a rather unique kind of outbound vehicle transportation. Participants will learn about a broad range of vehicle industry oriented supply chain topics including SCM strategy, SCM finance, forecasting, negotiations, procurement strategy, supplier development, risk management, production operations, quality management processes and Six Sigma, trade management, logistics and transportation management.
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The program will be held over the course of a year with separate winter and fall classroom terms. The Winter session will be offered virtually, the fall session will be offered virtually or in person at the AIAG Headquaters located in Southfield, Michigan. The overall program will consist of some 23 distinct classroom sessions. Sessions will be held on Thursday afternoon/evenings from 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sessions will be spread out over the course of the year with some break weeks throughout the year to allow for travel, personal weeks, etc. Most sessions will involve a combination of academic and industry faculty on the same topics. A typical session could involve an introduction to the topic, followed by short break, and continuing with a more applied discussion of the topic.
Program start date is Thursday, February 11, 2021. There will be 12 sessions scheduled between February 11th and May 13th and then there will be a summer break. Sessions will start up again on Thursday, September 2, 2021. The program end date is Thursday, December 2nd. Please refer to the program brochure for the specific dates and topics.