Sustainability and quality in supply chains

Aims of the course

Sustainability efforts present significant challenges and opportunities for business, governments, and communities. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing supply chain nowadays. Specifically, the objectives of the course are to provide students with:
• Understanding of the concept of sustainability
• Understanding of the sustainable development and supply chain operations
• Awareness of the existing methods for evaluating supply chain’s impact on sustainability
• Understanding of the sustainability models in supply chain;
• Understanding of the concept of quality in SCM;
• Understanding of the concepts of Lean and Six sigma in quality management of sustainable supply chain.
The course topics cover triple bottom line in supply chain context, sustainability issues in purchasing, procurement, designing, producing, and logistics, ethical issues in SCM, and managing quality in SCM.

Course syllabus

1. Introduction to sustainable supply chain management – basic concepts
2. The triple bottom line in SCM
3. Sustainable supply chain (management) strategy
4. Ethics and corporate social responsibility in SCM
5. Sustainable purchasing and procurement
6. Designing and producing sustainable products
7. Sustainable transportation and warehousing
8. Reverse logistics and recycling
9. Supply chain quality and international quality standards
10. Managing quality in SCM – Lean and Six Sigma Management
11. Managing supplier quality in SSCM

Course director(s)

  • Office Hours
  • Monday at 13:00 in RZ-305
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