DETROIT—Wayne State University said it plans to collaborate with the Automotive Industry Action Group to develop degree and certificate programs for the automotive supply chain.
AIAG will provide the Global Automotive Purchasing Supply Chain Network with guidelines, training and education opportunities in materials management, customs and supply chain security, export compliance, quality management and other topics, according to a statement released Thursday.
WSU's Mike Ilitch School of Business, in downtown Detroit, will give participants in the program access to undergraduate, graduate courses, internships and international studies opportunities in China, Italy, Brazil and Poland.
"It is imperative that we accelerate the development of our next generation of global purchasing and supply chain professionals by providing them with a skill set and lexicon honed to manage the industry's increasingly complex business challenges," J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG, said in the statement.
Degree programs include undergraduate majors and MBA concentrations in purchasing and supply chain management.
The program will also offer two nondegree tracks; an annual certificate in global supply chain and a one-week course focused on purchasing and supply chain management.
The AIAG is a 30-year-old nonprofit organization made up of automakers, suppliers, government agencies and other industry stakeholders who work together to drive down costs and reduce complexity in the supply chain.
For more information, email AIAG at [email protected]