Michael Silvio

Michael Silvio


Part-Time Faculty in Global Supply Chain Management




Academic Programs

  • Global supply chain management

Michael Silvio


Mike Silvio is an Automotive/Tech industry executive with over 30 years of Supply Chain experience. In addition to 20 years of tier-one automotive experience, he also has extensive third-party logistics experience and has worked for a multi-national manufacturing company in the food and beverage space.

Mike serves on the Global Supply Chain Advisory Board for the Mike Illitch School of Business at Wayne State University. He has been a faculty member at Wayne State for 17 years and was helped create various programs, including the largest Supply Chain study abroad program in the United States and various Executive Education Programs in conjunction with the Automotive industry Action Group (AIAG). Mike is also a Wayne State alumnus with an undergraduate degree focusing on Logistics and an MBA majoring in International Business.

He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences around the world. He also has a series of motivational speeches that he frequently shares. In his free time, Michael is an avid runner and a proud member of the Seven Continent Club. He is one of several hundred Americans to have run full marathons on all seven continents. Mike is a Lululemon Run Ambassador and is a member of several local running clubs.


MBA with a concentration in International Business and Finance - WSU 1993

BBA with a specialty in Business Logistics - WSU 1988

Research and teaching interests


  • Supply Chain
  • Procurement
  • Lean Manufacturing

Courses taught by Michael Silvio

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022