As the global economy is becoming more and more connected and multinational supply chains increasingly complex, it is key to gain a better understanding of the impact this has on society and the environment. During this course you will look into fair, inclusive, circular and sustainable supply chains.
Session 1: Efficient supply chains - Exploring global trends and improving the status quo
"How can we enhance the efficiency of supply chains?" We will highlight global trends and show you how making supply chains more efficient also makes them more sustainable. You will learn how to optimize logistics, transport, and planning for a more sustainable and efficient supply chain.
→ Global trends
→ Efficient and sustainable supply chains
→ Introducing the Unilever case challenge
Session 2: Connected supply chains - Considering the bigger ecosystem and managing stakeholders
We will have a closer look at the principles of working in ecosystems and stakeholder governance. This will allow you to start creating and designing sustainable networks and connections for specific challenges and problems. Taking an ecosystem perspective requires an innovative mindset, supported by tools and methods.
→ The principles of working in ecosystems and networks
→ Stakeholder governance
→ Coaching sessions on designing sustainable supply chains
Session 3: Socially responsible and nature-positive supply chains - Sustainable sourcing and purchasing
We will look into how you can optimize your company’s footprint, reduce social risk exposure, and enhance your company’s reputation. You will learn which tools you can use to assess the impact on biodiversity, natural resources, and global warming.
→ Nature-positive supply chains and how to assess them
→ Socially responsible supply chains and how to assess them
→ Improve the social and environmental footprint of the case
Since raw material prices are volatile, non-virgin resource streams are becoming more and more interesting. The circular economy focuses on reducing resource consumption and waste by designing products for reuse and recycling. On the last day, we will look into how you can be an effective change agent to make your supply chains more circular. You will also get the opportunity to pitch your innovation proposal.
→ From linear to circular
→ Circular strategies
→ Tools for a circular economy
At the end of this Master Class you will be able to:
understand the major trends that are shaping supply chains globally and how they impact society and the environment;
recognize and work within a bigger ecosystem
manage your stakeholders;
identify, discuss, and apply relevant concepts, methods and tools to achieve responsible and circular supply chains;
reflect on management systems to support responsible and circular supply chains, including how to measure and report performance.