Certificate in Purchasing & Supply Chain Management

Wayne State University, in cooperation with AIAG, offers the ninth 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 in depth 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

2022 Program Overview

Program Dates

February 10 - May 12, 2022
September 1 - December 1, 2022

Program Time

Thursdays from 3:30 - 7:00pm

Program Location

Winter Session: Live Virtual
Fall Session: Virtual or In Person

AIAG Headquarters
4400 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075

Program Schedule

February 10 Intro/SCM Strategy in Vehicle Industry - Including Industry 4.0
February 17 Globalization and Vehicle SCM
February 24 Procurement Strategy
March 3 Supplier Development & Risk Management
March 10 ERP and Decision Support Tools
March 17 Buyer / Seller Relations and Innovation
March 24 Manufacturing/Scheduling/Capacity
March 31 Forecasting
April 7 SCM Finance Supplier Integration
April 14 Negotiation and Purchasing Legal
May 5 Plant Tour
May 12 Six Sigma and Quality Management - First half wrap up
September 1 Warehousing/Sequencing/Cross-Dock/ - Pooling Strategy - Corporate Social Responsibility
September 8 Global Sourcing and Total Enterprise Cost
September 15 Global Customs/Security Management
September 22 Cybersecurity and Packaging
September 29 Global SCM and Logistics Strategy
October 6 Inventory Management Strategy Class presentations
October 20 Materials Management Class presentations
November 3 Transportation Management and 3PL’s Class presentations
November 10 Component Transportation Management Class presentations
November 17 Finished Vehicle Logistics Class presentations
December 1 Wrap Up/Graduation

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