AIAG Executive Seminar: Automotive Industry Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

October 31, 2016
November 4, 2016
Detroit, MI

Wayne State University, in cooperation with AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group), is offering a one week, automotive industry focused, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Seminar designed to provide purchasing and supply chain executives, senior managers, leaders and other functional personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to significantly improve company supply chain management contributions to cost, financial and overall performance.

This executive seminar has been designed specifically for the auto/vehicle industry with a focus on Purchasing, Logistics and the Integrated Supply Chain. The auto industry is extremely complex, characterized by high capital investments, a globally integrated network of automotive OEM's and suppliers and increasing reliance on leading-edge technology and product/process innovation.

Risk identification and mitigation is critical, beginning with new product development and throughout the supply network. Global logistics decisions must address inbound flows from multiple suppliers to worldwide manufacturing facilities. Effective working relationships between buyers and suppliers are critical because of the supply network interdependency. Purchasing/sourcing strategies and decisions have significant short and long-term competitive impacts.

This seminar addresses these complex purchasing and supply chain topics in the context of the global auto industry, and is taught by academics and industry executives with extensive industry experience.