Certificate in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

Wayne State University, in cooperation with AIAG, offers the seventh 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.

Wayne State University - Mike Ilitch School of Business

This certificate program is designed to provide participants with an indepth understanding of supply chain topics and issues in the context of the global vehicle industry. In addition to exploring new manufacturing and logistics technologies, participants will learn about a broad range of vehicle industry oriented supply chain management (SCM) topics: SCM strategy, SCM finance, forecasting, negotiations, procurement strategy, supplier development, corporate responsibility, cybersecurity, risk management, production operations, quality management processes and Six Sigma, trade management, logistics and transportation management.

WSU/AIAG Certificate Program

Program Dates

February 6 - May 14, 2020
September 3 - December 3, 2020

Program Time

Thursdays from 3:30 - 7:00pm

Program Location

AIAG Headquarters
4400 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075

Program Schedule

February 6 Intro/SCM Strategy in Vehicle Industry - Including Industry 4.0
February 13 Globalization and Vehicle SCM
February 20 Procurement Strategy
February 27 Supplier Development & Risk Management
March 5 ERP and Decision Support Tools
March 19 Buyer / Seller Relations and Innovation
March 26 Manufacturing/Scheduling/Capacity
April 2 Forecasting
April 16 SCM Finance Supplier Integration
April 23 Negotiation and Purchasing Legal
May 7 Plant Tour
May 14 Six Sigma and Quality Management - First half wrap up
September 3 Warehousing/Sequencing/Cross-Dock/ - Pooling Strategy - Corporate Social Responsibility
September 10 Global Sourcing and Total Enterprise Cost
September 17 Global Customs/Security Management
September 24 Cybersecurity and Packaging
October 15 Global SCM and Logistics Strategy
October 22 Inventory Management Strategy Class presentations
October 29 Materials Management Class presentations
November 5 Transportation Management and 3PL’s Class presentations
November 12 Component Transportation Management Class presentations
November 19 Finished Vehicle Logistics Class presentations
December 3 Wrap Up/Graduation

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