Releases Audio Interview: “Current and Emerging Strategies in Global Automotive Purchasing & Supply Chain Management” With Dr. Robert M. Monczka

August 25, 2016

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Presented by Dr. Robert M. Monczka, Globally Recognized Supply Chain Expert

DETROIT, MI–(Marketwired – August 25, 2016) –’s latest Audio Interview, “Current and Emerging Strategies in Global Automotive Purchasing & Supply Chain Management,” features Dr. Robert M. Monczka, globally recognized educator, researcher, speaker and consultant.

In the 15-minute Audio Interview, Dr. Monzcka discusses from a purchasing and supply chain perspective, what the current and emerging strategies are and what will be required to help firms increase competitiveness. After defining what the integrated supply or value chain is, he discusses four important strategy areas or approaches, and concludes by discussing four specific areas all automotive OEM and supplier firms will need to address and enhance.

Dr. Monczka is also leading an upcoming Executive Seminar “Automotive Industry Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management” by AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and Wayne State University. Senior automotive supply chain professionals/executives and experienced academics will lead the seminar sessions. The week-long program in Detroit is being held from October 31 – November 4. To learn more about this Executive Seminar, please click here.

Robert M. Monczka, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University. He is also former Distinguished Research Professor of Supply Chain Management, W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Director, Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Strategy Research, CAPS Research. He also held the position of Senior Research Fellow, Supply Chain Management Programs, Wayne State University.

Dr. Monczka is a globally recognized educator, researcher, speaker and consultant. He has researched and consulted with leading firms in the automotive, appliance, electronic, medical systems, automation and control systems and others. His experience includes purchasing/sourcing and supply chain strategy assessment and development; benchmarking of global best practices; organizational analysis; and developing and implementing strategic sourcing/supply chain management human resource development programs.

He is also the author of numerous books and articles focused on purchasing and supply chain management. He has published in journals such as Decision Sciences, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, and Journal of Supply Chain Management. He is co-author of a leading textbook, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management, 6th Edition.

Dr. Monczka brings significant automotive and broad-based industry experience to today’s interview.

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