Program Description

Michigan State University’s Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar has helped business leaders overcome their logistics and operations challenges for more than 50 years. It is the world’s premier logistics executive seminar provider and the top-ranked degree program in supply chain management. 

The seminar combines research and practical tools through academic frameworks and real-world examples to help companies see through their vision of success for their organization. Faculty affiliated with the Broad College of Business' #1 supply chain degree program - a ranking held for 12 consecutive years - convene in this seminar to present research-driven, test-proven logistics and operations strategies. Industry speakers revered as thought-leaders in regional and global supply chain management join in the discussions of best-practice trends for overcoming impediments to innovation in today's competitive environment.  The seminar is designed for experienced executives and general managers whose firms are driving integrated logistics within the context of an overall supply chain strategy.

We hope your organization joins us this year to further cultivate leadership and executive talent in your firm's supply chain logistics management. 

Program Differentiators
Key seminar features include:

  • first-hand access to SCM thought leaders and global expertise
  • a curriculum providing a thorough understanding of today's challenges and new thinking on solutions 
  • a connection to executive industry speakers following best-practice trends
  • a week-long interactive simulation (LOGA) putting seminar lessons to test
  • collegial networking among supply chain professionals across the industry
  • immediate and long-term value demonstrated in company and career success.

The Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar builds on participants' identification of critical emerging issues within their firm. Topics such as talent attraction and retention, marketing innovation and company culture take center stage in discussions alongside key topics focused on today's fundamental supply chain challenges, including strategic sourcing, risk and resilience, and digital transformation. 

Key Learning Objectives

The seminar aims to enable participants to answer these questions and apply newly acquired tools and knowledge to successful strategies on behalf of their firm. 

  • How do logistics and an integrated supply chain contribute to my firm's competitiveness?
  • How are logistics and supply chain capabilities synthesized and leveraged to achieve superior supply chain and logistics performance?
  • What roadblocks to further enterprise success does my firm share with others? What are my firm's unique challenges?
  • What does the transition from managing specific functional areas, such as transportation and warehousing, to logistics planning and operational integration look like?
  • What are the logistics and supply challenges and trade-offs associated with global operations?
  • What are today's strategies for addressing success-related challenges such as workforce development and company culture among today's supply chain professionals? 

These learning objectives are addressed in an interactive, collaborative learning environment designed to bring new insight and immediate value to every participating organization.

Critical and Emerging Issues Workshop
One of the unique features of this seminar is the critical/emerging issues workshop. The workshop facilitates discussion between participants concerning their most significant supply chain challenges and how to potentially address them. The dialogue generates tangible, relevant actions for potential implementation within the participant's firm following the seminar.

Faculty and Speakers

Who Should Attend?

The seminar is designed for executives and senior managers serving in functional areas of the firm, such as customer service, transportation, warehousing, logistics, organizational planning, and supply chain operations. Top candidates are interested in learning strategies, concepts, and techniques necessary to contribute more fully to the competitive performance of their firm.   The seminar provides insight into the design and execution of global supply chains and how they impact new value-added initiatives. It is common to have more than one participant from a single firm attend the seminar.


“All presenters were very knowledgeable and professional.”

“Very well run program. Everyone was very accommodating and friendly.”

“Faculty was articulate and passionate.”

“All faculty were very knowledgeable in their fields.”

“The program is structured extremely well and it is a very aggressive program.”

Additional Information

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation within 15 days of the seminar start will be limited to emergency situations and may result in a cancellation fee ($500). Participant substitutions are welcome at any time prior to the start of the seminar. If a registered participant does not attend the seminar and does not notify us in advance, they will be charged the full seminar fee. Please note that cancellation from the seminar and hotel are two separate processes.

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Offering Title
Supply Chain Logistics Management Executive Seminar 2025
In Person
6:00PM to 9:00PM
May 04, 2025
In Person
M, T, W, Th, F
8:00AM to 5:00PM
May 05, 2025 to May 09, 2025
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Program Fee(s)
Program Fee non-credit $5,495.00
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 19, 2025
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 19, 2025
Offering Notes


A block of rooms has been reserved at Candlewood Suites (within our complex) for seminar participants. Please call the hotel at 517-351-8181 and request a reservation within the “EDP Logistics Seminar block” to receive a discount on your lodging. This block will be available until 30 days prior to the seminar. Lodging is not included as part of the seminar fee.

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