Leadership Development (LGSC) 558

Green Supply Chain

Delivery Mode: Online

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: None

Faculty: Faculty of Business

Program: Leadership and Management Development

Course Overview

Supply chain managers are in a natural position to spearhead sustainability initiatives—sustainability being loosely defined as using resources to meet current needs without compromising the ability to meet future needs—because of the cross-functional and inter-organizational nature of their roles.

To expose students to the considerable breadth and depth of issues in developing sustainable or ‘green’ supply chains, this course spans several critical functional areas (logistics/transportation, marketing/distribution, operations and purchasing), as well as the three elements of the triple bottom line (environmental, economic and social).

Course Overview

Over the four weeks, students will explore:

  • Definitions of supply chain sustainability
  • Upstream (purchasing) issues
  • Downstream (marketing and distribution) issues
  • Sustainable transportation

The course includes a number of tools and practices students can use to enhance supply chain sustainability in their own organizations.

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