Making Supply Chains Sustainable

Making Supply Chains Sustainable

Shifting from supplier auditing to multi-tier supply chain impact

This course enables participants to define a hands-on approach to improve compliance with sustainability standards on supplier and sub-supplier level. We will reflect the drivers that make sustainable supply chains desirable for various stakeholders and today’s dominant approaches to individually and collectively influence (sub)supplier practices and behavior. We will discover key flaws in these approaches and take supplier positions to reflect on major barriers. We will engage in (sub)supplier management processes and in various ways how to link with procurement strategies and practices.

Through interactive lectures, hands-on simulations and engaging group exercises, you will familiarize with concepts, tools and approaches that enable you to achieve desired impact in your supply chain.
Course objectives:
The limitations of current sustainability approaches in supply chains
Apply integrated procurement and (sub)supplier management
Develop a strategy to align & integrate individual & collective action
The implications for R&D, procurement, operations and finance
Measure progress in (sub)supplier compliance of set standards
This course is created for:
Managers responsible for supply chain sustainability
Managers responsible for procurement or supply chain management
Managers responsible for corporate sustainability
Consultants in the above disciplines


Dr. Jörg Hofstetter

Joerg is an expert in the management of multinational multi-tier value chains with over 20 years of experience, is associate professor in supply chain management at KEDGE Business School Bordeaux, president of the International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains (ISVC), and fellow of the Center for Organization Research & Design (CORD) at Arizona State University. He consulted the World Bank Group, various national and supranational government associations as well as over 100 private and public companies, and is non-executive board member in the private sector. He is a member of the GRONEN Foundation, Future Earth’s Working Groups on Global Value Chains and Circular Economy, and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s Trade & Competitiveness Research Committee.

Course Fee

Included in course fee

  • Coffee
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Hand-out material
  • Any material required in course

Excluded in course fee

  • Travels to location
  • Overnight stay
  • Dinner

Cancellation Fee

  • 30% 5 months or more
  • 50% 4 months or more
  • 80% 3 months or more
  • 100% 2 months or more

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