For the 11th straight year, AIAG and Wayne State University’s Mike Ilitch School of Business are collaborating on a non-degree certificate program that delivers an in-depth understanding of global supply chain issues. Supply chain management topics include strategy, finance, AI and EV infrastructure, forecasting, negotiations, procurement strategy, supplier development, corporate responsibility, cybersecurity, risk management, quality, Six Sigma, trade management and more. Participants also have the opportunity to explore new manufacturing and logistics technologies.
For added convenience, the 2024 program will be hybrid with the option to attend in-person or via Zoom. Virtual and live sessions take place simultaneously. The program is 23 sessions over the course of a year with a winter and fall term. Networking is an important part of the program, so participants within 50 miles of AIAG headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, are encouraged to attend in person for the majority of the sessions.
The program’s faculty includes supply chain academia and automotive industry professionals. Sessions are a mix of classroom discussions and lectures, a company-related project and presentation, tours, and simulations. It is designed for professionals from automotive OEMs, Tier 1s and sub-tiers, 3PL, service, and carrier organizations. Typically, participants come from manufacturing, marketing, engineering, purchasing, logistics, or trade management functions and may be relatively new to supply chain functions.