Wendy SerapigliaAssistant Professor, Supply Chain Management
School of Business
Supply Chain Management
922 Rockwell Hall
Education:M.S., International Business, Point Park College
B.S., Biology, Allegheny College
Wendy is an Instructor in the Supply Chain Management Department at Duquesne University. Wendy teaches Supply Chain and Operations Management classes in the undergraduate and graduate level. In the undergraduate program, she is teaching the Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management course and the Supply Management Course. In the graduate program, she is teaching the Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management Course and the Sustainable Supply Chain course.
Prior to joining Duquesne University, Wendy spent the past 24 years working in Pittsburgh with large, international manufacturing companies. Her love of the Spanish language and culture helped set the stage for working in International Business. In her early years working in Customer Service at PPG Industries, she was often asked to act as a translator with Spanish speaking customers. As a Business Project Analyst, she worked as the liaison between PPG's Business group and IT team to implement a new Order Entry system. After that, she transitioned into her first Supply Chain and Transportation role where she worked on several global projects. When PPG divested their Automotive Glass Group in 2008, she moved to PGW (Pittsburgh Glass Works) and managed their Import and Export Compliance group. After three years at PGW, she joined MSA as the Global Transportation Manager in 2011. In this role, she worked to reduce logistics cost, improve time in transit and quality and ultimately enhance value for MSA Stakeholders. In 2017, she was promoted to the position of Global Logistics Manager. Wendy was the global leader responsible for managing all transportation strategies and processes, and ensuring that product reached MSA's customers around the world.
Wendy is a certified ASCM (Association of Supply Chain Management) instructor and is teaching ASCM classes with Duquesne University and the Supply Chain Mavens. She has her ASCM certifications of CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) and CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution). She volunteers as a Board Member for the ASCM Pittsburgh Forum as the Vice President of Finance.