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Learn how to improve both environmental and business performance synergistically, while addressing ethical, social, and economic challenges faced by modern supply chains. As part of the Rutgers Stackable Business Innovation Program (rSBI), the Supply Chain Sustainability and Social Compliance Concentration is stackable with the following master's programs: Master of Supply Chain Analytics, MS in Supply Chain Management, MBA.
Consumers and other stakeholders are increasingly demanding that firms ensure that their supply chains comply with basic human rights and environmental standards. This concentration will train managers in state-of-the-art methods and institutions that firms are using to implement socially and environmentally sustainable supply chains and business practices.
You can take the course listed below as individual classes or as stackable courses towards the completion of a concentration.
Today's firms and supply chain managers must take into account demands of consumers and other stakeholders that their supply chains meet international labor and human rights standards. Labor and human rights practices of multi-national corporations have been under increasing scrutiny, and firms must now comply with corporate transparency laws as well as ensure compliance by suppliers across the globe. This course will examine the best practices that firms are implementing to ensure supply chain compliance through procurement, sourcing, monitoring, traceability, and contracts.
There are global experiences and examples that show how sustainability criteria in the 'upstream' supply chain management and procurement process. Corporations can both improve environmental performance, while addressing ethics, social regeneration and economic concerns (e.g. the 'triple bottom-line'). This course will allow students to participate in applied research to explore the application of environmentally responsible supply chain principles which includes: designing supply chain management and procurement schemes which address environmental, social and ethical considerations in organizational policy development as well as the procurement process. Research themes may include: the public and private supply chain management and procurement process, green purchasing process, contract design, procurement which promotes low carbon emission considerations and zero waste (avoidance and minimization), social and economic regeneration, civic infrastructure policy, e-procurement applications, and cost cutting measures derived from life cycling costing modeling. The goal is to provide students with different experiences to examine environmental management from a supply chain management perspective.
The concentration and courses are offered by the Supply Chain Management Department
Sample Relevant Careers: Procurement Officer, Supply Chain Manager, Operations Manager