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What do you really know about your supply chain?

October 26, 2017

My colleague Dan Guide, a pre-eminent expert in closed-loop supply chains, and I did a webinar recently hosted by our friends in Smeal Alumni Career Services. 


We gave an overview of a 3-day Executive Programs workshop "Building a Sustainable Supply Chain" we now offer twice a year:  topics, learning objectives, faculty, etc.


Past participants have said:

 "Great class. I learned so much about sustainability. Never realized how serious a component this is to business."


 “Overall, the program challenged my vision of sustainability. I can clearly understand why sustainability is important to business and society. This class should be offered to the CEOs, CFOs, etc.”


Next offering is May 8 - 10, 2018. Learn more and register



"Sustainable supply chains can no longer be ignored."

-EY Report The State of Sustainable Supply Chains


Overview of Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

Traditional supply chain fundamentals are necessary but not sufficient in understanding and strategically managing new risks and opportunities in the realm of sustainability.  Driving this change is a combination of pressures from customers, suppliers, competitors, employees, regulations, and resource constraints.  This program  is designed to equip supply chain leaders with the latest tools, concepts, and business practices for managing an environmentally and economically sustainable supply chain.


"We live in an increasingly resource aware and resource constrained world. We need to live within our means and not borrow from the future. To build a sustainable tomorrow we need to make our