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Sustainable global supply chain

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Professor: Simon Croom

University of San Diego (US)

June 16 – June 26, 2015
June 16 – June 26 (6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
June 20 (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 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 and received his PhD from the University of Warwick (1996). He is an internationally respected researcher, advisor and professor in the field of supply chain management and world class performance, and is frequently cited in the press and journals around the world. In 2014, Professor Croom was awarded the University of San Diego Distinguished University Professor. His research interests include sustainable supply chain management and world class operations. His expertise led to being appointed as an Advisor to the UK Government’s Office of Government Commerce.

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