It’s back! Wayne State University and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) have once again partnered together to offer their fifth annual non-degree certification program in purchasing and supply chain management. The joint WSU/AIAG program, which consists of separate winter and fall classroom terms, officially kicks off on February 15, 2018.
This particular course is geared toward high potential candidates from OEM, Tiers 1 and 2, 3rd party logistics providers, and service and carrier organizations.
To provide the most comprehensive educational experience for all students involved, sessions include a mix of classroom discussions and lectures, a company-related project and presentation, cases, tours, internet sessions, and simulations.
Another unique aspect of this program is the fact that industry professionals join academic faculty for the majority of classes, and offer insights from their “hands-on” experiences working in the automotive industry. This format – bringing together different types of subject matter experts – means that participants benefit from a diversity of viewpoints.
In its entirety, the program consists of more than twenty classroom meetings (23, to be exact) divided into two terms. The primary objective throughout is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of supply chain issues in the context of the global vehicle industry, and topics include purchasing and supplier development, risk management, inbound logistics, after-market parts management, and outbound vehicle transportation.
Classes are held at AIAG headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, on Thursdays, beginning at 3:30 p.m., and concluding at 7:00 p.m. to better accommodate working students. Successful completion of the program entitles participants to receive a WSU/AIAG non-degree auto industry certificate in purchasing and supply chain management.