3) Sustainable Supply Chains



Outdoor companies face increasing internal and external pressure to pursue sustainable innovations in supply chain management (SCM).  The global nature of production and distribution means that supply chain management is vital not only for a firm’s profitability but also for its relationship to a broad range of stakeholders, including workers, communities, and consumers around the world.  Outdoor product consumers specifically demand a level of corporate citizenship and sustainability beyond the average requirements. This course in supply chain sustainability examines the supply chain from the stakeholder perspective. Topics include an overview of the supply chain, strategic sourcing and procurement, sustainable logistics and warehousing, supplier relationships and management, and the supply chain’s importance to the product life-cycle.  Students will complete the course with an understanding of the importance of addressing sustainability within supply chain management and practical knowledge in leveraging supply chain benefits for both profit and increased corporate citizenship.


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