Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations
Integrated Supply Chain Management and Sustainable Operations explores different approaches needed by organizations as they evolve in the 21st century. A key aspect in creating sustainable operations is minimizing the use of natural resources. Two key components of an integrated supply chain are value creations and the reduction of waste across the entire chain. The supply chain is a complex network of independent functions within the organization that rely on each other. Integrating these functions requires a multifaceted approach addressing strategic, operational and technological capacities. As technology becomes more sophisticated, one way to increase the value of the entire supply chain is through the use of artificial intelligence. The first part of this course examines the principles, practices, and applications of integrated supply chain management. Achieving sustainable operations requires a concerted effort from organizations to shift their thinking to a triple bottom line approach: people, profit, planet. The Triple Bottom line approach requires organizations to examine ways to reduce waste by compartmentalizing the different aspects of growth with a focus on sustainability. The second half of this course examines the principles, practices, and applications of sustainable operations as they relate to UN SDG #12. Learners examine the wider framework of building sustainable operations by incorporating an integrated supply chain.
max. 8 weeks
Estimated time per week
Introduction to Supply Chain Management
What will I learn?
Analyze sustainable operations within an integrated supply chain process as it relates to the UN SDG #12 for Sustainable Development
Describe the triple bottom line as it relates to the supply chain
Examine effective managerial approaches to the integrated supply chain process and the triple bottom line
Evaluate the implications of operational decisions that support the global long-term sustainability of the organization
Apply best practices for an integrated supply chain for an international firm
Develop an integrated supply chain strategic plan that aligns with the overall international strategic direction of the organization
How will I learn?
What support will I receive?
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