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About the course
For 65 years, Michigan State University’s Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar has been the world’s premier procurement and supply management executive education experience.
The seminar combines leading educators and industry professionals as they share their insights into the key strategies and practices that world-class organizations are using to achieve procurement and supply chain excellence and build sustainable competitive advantage. As research and experience continue to indicate, the value of purchasing and supply chain strategies to a firm’s bottom-line performance can be significant.
We hope you will include this exciting seminar in your professional development plan this year.
- To establish the critical components of integrated strategic procurement/sourcing and supply chain management and how these processes can contribute to the competitive success of your firm throughout the value chain
- To enhance your understanding and implementation of concepts, strategies and techniques required to increase personal and organizational effectiveness in a changing globally competitive environment
- To share ideas and best practices with colleagues from various industries and firms to accelerate improvement at your company
- To identify emerging critical directions for purchasing/sourcing and supply chain management
- To establish critical requirements to implement successfully appropriate procurement/sourcing and supply chain management strategies and practices
Critical/Emerging Issues & Strategy Application Workshops
This year, the seminar features two related and progressive workshops designed to take critical/emerging issues, identified by participants, and connect them with strategic opportunities that can be deployed at participant organizations. These workshops provide tangible, relevant actions for potential implementation following the seminar.
Who should attend
This seminar is designed for purchasing, materials, and supply chain executives and senior managers interested in learning strategies, concepts, and techniques necessary to contribute more fully to competitive performance at their firms. Strategic purchasing and supply chain management provides organizations with significant opportunities to leverage resources which may contribute to the effective identification/implementation of value-added initiatives.
Trust the experts
Dr Carlos Mena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. The focus of his research is the impact of procurement and supply management practices on economic, social and environmental indicators. Prior to joining Michigan State University,...
Dr. David J. Closs is the John H. McConnell Chaired Professor of Business Administration in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. Dr. Closs completed his MBA and Ph.D. at Michigan State in 1978 focusing on the topics of marketing, logistics and management science...
David J. Frayer, Ph.D. is Director of Executive Development Programs in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, where he leads a group responsible for design, development and delivery of executive and professional education programs and two executive education and corporate le...
Professor Griffis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University. His primary teaching interests include logistics and supply chain management. Professor Griffis received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from The Ohio State University with...
Keith Bezant Niblett
Keith joined Executive Development Programs at The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University, Lansing, on February 1, 2009. In this role, focusing on Customized and International programs he is working on whole program design, marketing and sales, teaching and support, co...
Tobias Schoenherr holds a Ph.D. in Operations Management and Decision Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington, from where he also obtained his B.Sc. and M.B. He also holds a Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) from the European School of Business, Reutlingen University, Germany, and is an APICS Certif...
Jennifer Dunn is a faculty member in the Department of Management at Michigan State University. Jennifer received her Ph.D. in Decision Processes from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer conducts research in the areas of negotiations, trust, reputation, and ethical ...
Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero is a Professor of Information Systems at Michigan State University and currently serves as the faculty director of the MS in Business Analytics program. Her research interests include effective decision making in technology supported work environments, individual acceptance ...
Dr. Ayalla Ruvio is an applied consumer behavior researcher who focuses on issues such as identity and consumption, material vs. experiential consumption, consumer arrogance, and cross-cultural consumer behavior. Her research has been published in refereed journals including the Journal of Academ...