Supply chain sustainability
Supply chain sustainability

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Supply chain sustainability


In this course, Supply chain sustainability, we discussed the sustainable supply chain, adopting Crandall et al.’s definition, which states that ‘sustainability, for a business, is the ability to keep operating successfully’. We introduced the four dimensions of supply chain sustainability (the environmental perspective, the social perspective, the network perspective and the financial perspective) and we have discussed the challenges of introducing changes in the business model.

If you are not (yet) directly involved in supply chain management, this course will increase your understanding of the function and your recognition of the importance that it has for the success of an organisation. If you are already working in the supply chain remit, it will offer you an opportunity to refresh and extend the knowledge and understanding that you already have. You will learn how to challenge the solutions that you have seen implemented in your own organisation and beyond.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course BB849 Supply chain management [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .


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