Sustainable Supply Chain Management Course

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1 25 - 26 Oct 2023 Please call us Register



Supply chain managers are at the cutting edge of innovation, employing the latest technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data analytics, and automation to deliver their products and services effectively and efficiently.

The underside of such innovation is not nearly as progressive. Fierce competition within supply chains means that prices are driven down through outsourcing and subcontracting. In this race to the bottom, sustainability and ethics are often afterthoughts.

The business of changing the world is ours.

This course has a unique focus on sustainability and ethical trading. We’ll help you become a professional capable of making decisions that consider the full range of economic, social, and environmental impacts of supply chains.

Our experts will draw on academic and consultancy expertise to prepare you for global career opportunities, introducing you to all aspects of supply chain management, including procurement, supply, and distribution of products. They’ll use internationally recognized research to give you a critical insight into cross-cutting issues such as the impact of technology, emergency and humanitarian operations, and environmental performance and responsibility.



By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to interpret and evaluate the principles, theory, philosophy and practice of supply chain management

  • Demonstrate a systematic and in-depth knowledge of the concept of sustainability in a business context, and how this is influencing supply chain management

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of contemporary debates in sustainable supply chain management as identified by leading research

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of emerging empirical trends and issues in supply chains and the ability to analyse their impact on sustainability.

  • Relate and apply the principles of sustainable supply chain management to practical environments

  • Have the capability in techniques applicable to problem-solving and research in sustainable supply chain management

  • Have the competence in capturing the interdisciplinary nature of supply chains and their sustainability.

  • Have the ability to apply knowledge in an original way when researching sustainability issues in supply chains

  • Evaluate the trade-offs and impacts of sustainable supply chain management decision making taking into account economic, environmental and societal impacts.

  • Demonstrate originality and autonomy in tackling and solving a range of different problems in the context of sustainable supply chain management.

  • Deal with complex issues in a systematic and creative way.

  • Analyzing complex problems on the basis of rigorous data and communicating clearly their solutions to specialist or non-specialist audiences.


  • This course is designed for professionals looking to support their organization in future-proofing their supply chain strategies to allow them to continue adding value as global sustainability evolves. It’s beneficial for members of management who want to understand how to incorporate agile and resilient mechanisms into their supply chains to benefit their organizations, whether they are new to logistics and supply chain management or simply interested in updating their skills. This course is also highly relevant for sustainability specialists, strategic professionals, and consultants. Professionals in similar positions, such as operations managers and those with certifications in freight logistics, who are looking to shift career focus to supply chain management, will gain a thorough understanding of their future career path.


  • Essentials of supply chain management Revisit basic supply chain principles, before expanding your perspective on the impact and influence of global supply chains.

  • Managing supply chains in a changing world Uncover the challenges that a Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world poses to supply chains and the mitigating impact of a global perspective.

  • Practical implications for supply chain management Expand your conception of value and rethink dependencies with a global perspective on supply chains.

  • Designing efficient, resilient supply chains Discover how a life cycle approach and innovative business models can revitalize supply chain design.

  • Supply chain analytics Reflect on the importance of analytics and KPIs for optimizing supply chain management.

  • Innovation and supply chain technology Discover the role of technology in facilitating integrated supply chains, the new frontiers of digital supply chains, and the opportunities for increased traceability.

  • Supply chain collaboration and partnerships Consider the range of relationships that exist within contemporary supply chains, and how to extend and strengthen these relationships to optimize the design and impact of supply chains.

  • Rewiring your supply chain Recognise your ability to effect change, consolidate your support network and develop a strategy to realize your goals