BMGT45750 Sustainable Production&Consump

Academic Year 2024/2025

Organisations deliver value to customers via their global supply chains. They also, typically, create significant harm to socio-environmental systems while doing so. In other words, current systems of production and consumption are not sustainable.

While we have long recognised that these systems need to change to avoid climate disaster and societal breakdown, recent events make it clear that most organisations and their managers have neither the will nor the skill to manage their supply chains in a sustainable fashion.

In this class you will develop a holistic understanding of sustainable production and consumption. Core topics include models and strategies of what sustainability is (and is not), an understanding of core supply chain management processes such as operations, sourcing and logistics, and most importantly how these supply chain processes can be done in a manner that delivers on the UN’s sustainable development goals; especially goal 8 (decent work and economic growth) and goal 12 (responsible consumption and production).

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Learning Outcomes:

1. Understand and be able to apply various models of sustainability and sustainable production and consumption.

2. Develop an understaffing of how an organisation's pursuit of profit can positively or negatively impact the communities and environment in which it operates.

3. Develop an understating of how multiple supply chain stakeholders, such as regulators, NGOs, members of the local community, and industry associations can enable or inhibit an organisation’s ability to operate.

4. Have a basic understanding of the core supply chain functions of operations, sourcing, and logistics.

5. Have a holistic understating of how decisions in the core functions of operations, sourcing, and logistics make a supply chain more or less sustainable.

Indicative Module Content:

Because of the fast changing / ever evolving nature of knowledge in this area - specific topics for the semester will be discussed in class during week 1.

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