Current and Emerging Strategies in Global Automotive Purchasing & Supply Chain Management


(Updated 11.21.2017)’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.

Audio Interview Guest:
Dr. Robert M. Monczka, PH.D.
Globally recognized educator, researcher, speaker and consultant

Dr. Monczka, along with Dr. John Taylor (Wayne State University) and Joel Karczewski (AIAG), also lead the following programs.

Wayne State University, in cooperation with AIAG, now offers both an Executive Leadership Seminar in 2017 and a non-degree Certificate Program in 2018 designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of supply chain topics and issues in the context of the global vehicle industry.  Please note, senior automotive supply chain professionals/executives and experienced academics will lead these Programs.


Dr. Monczka is also program director at these two great, upcoming Programs by Wayne State University and AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) in the metro Detroit area:

Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Starting on February 16, 2018

To learn more or to register, download brochure here.

Executive Master of Science Degree in Automotive Supply Chain Management
Program launched in September, 2017, and is now accepting candidates throughout the year.

To learn more or to register, download brochure here.


About Dr. Robert Monczka

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.