PSU Executive Programs: Building a Sustainable Supply Chain - Practical Tools for Reducing Cost and Risk

Smeal Experts, Dr. Dan Guide and Erik Foley, Director of Sustainability, help equip supply chain leaders with the latest tools, concepts and business practices.
  • What Front Page Alumni
  • When Oct 11, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
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Dr. Dan Guide, Smeal Chaired Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management and Erik Foley, the Director of Sustainability and also, the Director of Learning and Development in the Executive Education Program come together to present on this relevant topic.  Dan's research has been supported by grants from the Carnegie Bosch Institute and the National Science Foundation. He also regularly works with global organizations (including the US Navy, Hewlett-Packard, Robert Bosch Tools, Cisco and Pitney Bowes, Inc.) on a variety of closed-loop supply chain problems. Before coming to Smeal, Erik was the Managing Director at Penn State's Sustainability Institute, the mission of which is to integrate sustainability across all major functions of the university: research, teaching, outreach and operations. He has the unique perspective of understanding the business imperative for sustainability as well as the deep ecological and social dimensions to human decision-making.

Sustainability in the supply chain provides a win-win for every organization that commits to it. Not only is it good for the environment, it's also good for profitability. The logistics sector has been at the forefront of green innovation for this very reason. The best supply chain leadership today requires the identification and management of environmental and social risks and opportunities. Traditional supply chain fundamentals are necessary but not sufficient in understanding and strategically managing new risks and opportunities in the realm of sustainability. Driving this change is a combination of pressures from customers, suppliers, competitors, employees, regulations, and resource constraints. This webinar will give you a glimpse into how to equip supply chain leaders with the latest tools, concepts, and business practices.