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What do you really know about your supply chain?


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 supply chain sustainable today. In fact, I firmly believe that increased sustainability in the supply chain reduces risks and increases profits for all organizations and stakeholders.” - Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO and Co-Founder of Infosys

Program Benefits and Learning Objectives We won't waste your valuable time. We are action oriented and you will leave with tools, action plans, and resources to make strategic changes. Building a Sustainable Supply Chain prepares you to understand and take advantage of strategic sustainability risks and opportunities in your supply chain. Specifically, you will strengthen your ability to:

  • Identify, understand and measure the environmental and social risks of greatest strategic importance to your business

  • Integrate environmental and social measures into core supply chain fundamentals from procurement to operations management

  • Measure and report on financial returns from managing environmental and social costs and risks

  • Design waste out of your products, services and value chain

This program awards 2.4 CEUs. Penn State Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available based on a standard of one unit per ten hours of classroom instruction.

Learn more and register.

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