General Motors Supports Wayne State student supply chain competition

Wayne State University's School of Business Administration and General Motors are bringing some of the leading business students from across the country and Canada to Detroit for an in-depth look at the supply chain systems that support the automotive industry and its high-tech vehicles. The fourth annual General Motors/Wayne State University School of Business Supply Chain Case Competition, featuring the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe and 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, will bring 20 university groups to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center from October 2–5. The program will introduce students to the issues and challenges involved in producing leading technology vehicles through a case study. They will examine topics such as component purchasing strategy, global vs. domestic sourcing, and risk management. "This is an opportunity to highlight Southeast Michigan's automotive industry and supply chain management careers in this region, as well as an opportunity to provide students an outstanding educational experience," said John Taylor, associate professor and chair of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Wayne State University's School of Business Administration.

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