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Sustainable global supply chain

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Professor: Simon Croom 
University of San Diego

Schedule:July 1 - July 11, 2014 (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), July 5 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

The increasing globalization of suppliers and customers has increased the concerns with the issues of sustainable and responsible management across global supply chains. The course explores the main risks, opportunities and practices in the global supply chain management from both conceptual and practical perspectives on sustainable practice. It looks at how organizations as varied as Intuit, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and the US Marine Corps address and apply responsible and sustainable supply chain strategies. Students will engage in applied studies and learn from academics and practitioners about the current challenges in this critical business arena.

Simon Croom is Full Professor at the University of San Diego. He received his PhD from the University of Warwick (1996) and has spent his entire professional career in supply chain management, both as practitioner and as a leading academic researcher. Professor Croom is Research Fellow at Curtin Business School (Perth, Australia). His research interests include sustainable supply chain management and world class operations. He instigated the first e-business course at Warwick Business School in 1999 and his expertise led to being appointed as an Advisor to the UK Government's Office of Government Commerce.

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