Free course

Supply chain sustainability

Free statement of participation on completion

To survive in today’s competitive environment, organisations need not only have an efficient and effective supply chain for the context in which they operate, they also have to consider issues of sustainability in their supply chain strategies. These issues are a consideration beyond those of environmental sustainability and also encompass social sustainability (ethics and wellbeing), financial sustainability, and network sustainability. This free course, Supply chain sustainability, introduces four sustainability perspectives and discusses how these perspectives can assess the sustainability of any supply chain.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand what is meant by sustainability in the context of the supply chain
  • explain the four perspectives of supply chain sustainability
  • assess the degree of sustainability in your (or any other) organisation from each of these four perspectives, and provide suggestions for improving
  • critically assess the extent of sustainability that is realistic in a given situation, and identify and explain the constraints to sustainability.