ESD.S43 – Green Supply Chain Management
4 Units (2-0-2), H-Level
2nd Half Spring 2012
Thursdays, 10-noon (April – May)
The graduate course in Green Supply Chain Management (ESD.S43) will focus on the fundamental tools and techniques required to analyze and design environmentally sustainable supply chain systems. Topics covered include: closed-loop supply chains, reverse logistics systems, carbon footprinting, water footprinting, life-cycle analysis and supply chain sustainability strategy.
Class sessions will combine presentations, case discussions and guest speakers. All students will work on a course-long team project that critically evaluates the environmental supply chain strategy of an industry or a publicly traded company. Grades will be based on class participation, case study assignments and the team project.
Below is a preliminary schedule:
|1||Th 04/05||Introduction to Green SCM|
|2||Th 04/12||Reverse Logistics|
|3||Th 04/19||Closed-loop Supply Chains (Guest Speaker)|
|4||Th 04/26||Carbon & Water Footprint|
|5||Th 05/03||Life Cycle Analysis|
|6||Th 05/10||SC Sustainability Strategy (Guest Speaker)|
|7||Th 05/17||Multi-stakeholder engagements (Guest Speaker)|
Graduate level courses in operations management, logistics design and/or supply chain management preferred.
The course grade will be distributed as follows:
- Team Paper (50%): A 10-15 pages critical analysis paper evaluating the environmental supply chain strategy of a publicly traded company. The paper should include a brief description of the industry, key products/business units selected, a summary of green dimensions addressed; critical analysis of the disclosed information; strategic gaps and research issues.
- Final Presentation (15%)
- Case Study/Assignments (20%)
- Class Participation (15%)