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Registration Now Open for Weeklong Executive Seminar on Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

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Wayne State University, in cooperation with AIAG, is offering a one-week, automotive-industry focused, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Seminar designed to provide purchasing and supply chain executives with the knowledge and skills to significantly improve company supply chain management contributions to cost, financial, and overall performance.

The seminar will take place October 31-November 4, 2016 at The Renaissance Center in Detroit, and space is limited.

The program is also aimed at leaders in finance, product development, operations, and others who influence the success of their company supply chains, as well as those who will be undertaking new supply chain management leadership roles.

“With its high capital investments and global network of OEMs and suppliers, the auto industry is extremely complex,” says Joel Karczewski, vice president, business development for AIAG. “Executives must have a greater understanding of supply chain technology as well as product and process innovation, and this in-depth seminar is geared toward those individuals who can influence positive change in purchasing and supply chain strategies in their companies.”

The program addresses complex purchasing and supply chain topics in the context of the global auto industry — such as risk identification and mitigation, supply network interdependency, and sourcing strategies — and is taught by academics and industry executives with extensive industry experience. Participants will gain:

  • Exposure to leading ideas from auto industry executives and opportunities for exchange of ideas with peers from other companies
  • Critical benchmarking and good practice information from other industries based on leading academic/industry resources
  • Knowledge and insights enabling opportunity for positive impact on cost, financial, and overall competitive performance through purchasing and supply chain excellence
  • Insights into emerging auto industry trends, their implications, and global supply and customer markets
  • Opportunities to further develop understanding of the integrated supply/value chain and the necessary alignment and linkage of goals and strategies for competitive success
  • Enhanced understanding and application of supply strategies and approaches to price/cost, technology, responsiveness, and quality improvement; innovation; collaboration and supplier relationships; risk management; purchase category strategies; demand and supply planning; global logistics; sustainability and supply chain transparency

Download the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Seminar flyer for more information.