Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management

Course Code
TO 560
Hours
1.5 hours
Type
Elective
Offered
  • Winter 18 (A)
  • Winter 19 (A)

Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Management ---Firms today face increasing pressure from activists, investors, and customers, to reduce the environmental impacts of their operations and supply chains as well as uphold basic human rights and labor standards for the people who produce the materials / components / products. At the same time, using a sustainability lens to look at its operations and supply chain, a firm can identify new opportunities for improving efficiency and innovations. Further sustainability (environmental / social) as an artifact has to combined with a discussion of responsibility. That is, how is responsibility (for ensuring sustainability) apportioned across the extended value chain that includes the end consumers? This course examines how to design and manage environmentally and socially responsible operations and supply chains.

Taught By
Ravi Anupindi
  • Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management
  • Professor of Technology & Operations
  • Faculty Director, Center for Value Chain Innovation
Ravi Anupindi is Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business;...