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GlobalAutoIndustry.com, Wayne State University And AIAG To Offer Auto Industry Certificate ‘Purchasing And Supply Chain Management’ Program

The program begins on Feb. 16, and is offered over 23 weekly sessions in the winter/spring and fall, with break weeks built into the schedule.

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GlobalAutoIndustry.com, a leading global business intelligence source for the automotive industry, announced it is teaming up with Wayne State University’s School of Business and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) to offer a certificate program to automotive industry professionals worldwide.

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The partners will offer their fourth annual Automotive Industry Certificate in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management (SCM). The training program begins on Feb. 16 at AIAG headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. Students can attend the program in Southfield or attend “live” via the Internet.

According to John Taylor, director of Supply Chain Programs in Wayne State’s School of Business, the program is geared toward employees at OEMs, third party logistics companies, trucking companies and suppliers in the global automotive/vehicle industry. Past attendee companies have included GM, Ford, FCA, Lear and Ryder, among others.

“This program is targeted at staff who are new to supply chain, who are looking to broaden their purchasing and logistics related skills, and who may or may not have had formal auto related chain management training in school,” said Taylor, who is one of the creators of the partnership with AIAG. “It covers many of the big issues they face in their current jobs and that they will face as they continue to advance in their careers.”

The WSU-AIAG program is taught by a combination of academic faculty and seasoned industry professionals. This mix of academics and professionals will bring years of SCM auto industry experience to students, along with SCM perspectives from other industries.

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“What makes this program so effective is the significant input from automotive supply chain management veterans who will not only contribute their experience and expertise, but also will provide participants with the absolute latest in trends, developments and best practices in global supply chain management,” said J. Scot Sharland, AIAG’s executive director. “We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with Wayne State University and are confident that, together, we can help accelerate the development of a new generation of supply chain professionals.”

The program begins on Feb. 16, and is offered over 23 weekly sessions in the winter/spring and fall, with break weeks built into the schedule. There is a three-month break in the summer when students will work on a company-related project. Course sessions are offered Thursdays, from 3:30-7 p.m. at AIAG headquarters in Southfield, Michigan.

For more information or to register, click here.

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