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 11 - May 13, 2021
September 2 - December 2, 2021

Program Time

Thursdays from 3:30 - 7:00pm

Program Location

Live Virtual


Program Schedule

February 11 Intro/SCM Strategy in Vehicle Industry - Including Industry 4.0
February 18 Globalization and Vehicle SCM
February 25 Procurement Strategy
March 4 Supplier Development & Risk Management
March 11 ERP and Decision Support Tools
March 18 Buyer / Seller Relations and Innovation
March 25 Manufacturing/Scheduling/Capacity
April 1 Forecasting
April 8 SCM Finance Supplier Integration
April 29 Negotiation and Purchasing Legal
May 6 Plant Tour
May 13 Six Sigma and Quality Management - First half wrap up
BREAK BREAK
September 2 Warehousing/Sequencing/Cross-Dock/ - Pooling Strategy - Corporate Social Responsibility
September 9 Global Sourcing and Total Enterprise Cost
September 16 Global Customs/Security Management
September 23 Cybersecurity and Packaging
September 30 Global SCM and Logistics Strategy
October 14 Inventory Management Strategy Class presentations
October 21 Materials Management Class presentations
November 4 Transportation Management and 3PL’s Class presentations
November 11 Component Transportation Management Class presentations
November 18 Finished Vehicle Logistics Class presentations
December 2 Wrap Up/Graduation

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