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December 6, 2013

MCC grads can transfer up to 82 credits to WSU

Thanks to an agreement between Wayne State and Macomb Community College, MCC alumni can transfer up to 82 credits to a WSU bachelor’s program in global supply chain management and complete the remaining undergrad credits at the Advanced Technology Education Center in Warren.

Educational and career opportunities in the growing field of global supply chain management were hot topics during a special event co-sponsored by MCC Career Services and WSU’s School of Business Administration.

More than 250 students packed a conference room at Macomb Community College to hear presentations and panel discussions on various aspects of the industry’s past, present and, probably most importantly, future.

The program began with a presentation by Mike Silvio, director of supply chain management at Novi, Michigan-based Cooper-Standard Automotive. Silvio, Business ’88, MBA ’93, shared insights gained from his own experiences moving up the ladder in the automotive supply chain industry. He also discussed some of the important trends the students would need to address throughout their careers, including increased focus on globalization, inventory management, security and sustainability.

Next up was John Taylor, chair of WSU’s Department of Marketing and Global Supply Chain Management. Taylor spoke specifically about Metro Detroit’s leadership position in the advanced vehicle industry as well as its prominence in the agricultural, retail and healthcare supply chains. He also discussed educational opportunities in the field, including study abroad programs.

The program continued with a panel discussion and breakout sessions led by professionals working at various levels of the industry. These also had a decidedly Wayne State flavor as most of the presenters had at least one degree from the university.

For more information on global supply chain management programs at Wayne State University, please visit http://business.wayne.edu/supplychain/index.php.



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