Green Supply Chain Management


Create an Eco-Friendly Supply Chain — and a More Profitable Bottom Line — With Green Supply Chain Training!

Green Supply Chain Management

Consumer awareness and pending legislation have pushed environmental issues into the spotlight, making it imperative for organizations to have a plan of action for “going green.” Proactive companies are reaping benefits in the form of cost savings, favorable public opinion and access to clean-energy stimulus funds. Meanwhile, laggards risk expensive consequences when the new regulations pass – and are already losing market share as environmentally conscious buyers continue to vote with their dollars.

$1,480
Green Supply Chain Management


This Course is part of an Advanced Professional Certificate Program.

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Packages starting at $3,895

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Green Supply Chain Management reveals the implications of today’s most pressing environmental issues and demonstrates how green practices can actually save money, increase efficiency and reduce delivery time. Led by top supply chain, sustainability and environmental experts, this eight-week course prepares students to successfully implement a green supply chain in any industry.

What You’ll Learn


Supplier Management and Purchasing Essentials

  • Must-know green purchasing policies
  • Environmentally preferred purchasing
  • Green inventory management and procurement plans
  • Expert advice on vendor selection
  • Purchasing green IT systems

Transportation, Warehousing and Distribution

  • Green network analysis
  • Key considerations for green transportation, network optimization, warehousing and distribution
  • Expediting deliveries and conducting follow-up
  • Green distribution and transportation with IT systems

Direct Store Delivery, Returns and Recycling

  • Green Suppliers Network: cost-reduction opportunities and supplier sustainability scorecard
  • Direct store delivery planning and processes
  • Green continuous improvement process
  • Green indirect purchasing
  • Crucial end of lifecycle considerations

Value Enhancement Strategies

  • Green supply chain risk management
  • Pivotal supplier product and quality issues
  • Important role of product origin and traceability
  • Green business intelligence
  • Financing and leveraging strategies for purchasing

The Green Supply Chain: Essential Strategies and Foundations

  • Best practices in green supply chain management
  • Green sustainability and carbon neutrality strategies
  • Critical tools for ensuring quality
  • Supplier assessments for environmental and social responsibility

Carbon Accounting, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gases (GHG), Water and Land Use

  • Sustainable development within the supply chain
  • LEED: sustainable building and green factories
  • Embracing corporate social responsibility
  • Environmental and carbon accounting issues for the supply chain professional

GHG and Climate Change Regulations, Impacts and Strategies

  • Regulatory considerations and sustainability strategies
  • Imperative global warming perspectives
  • Carbon credits, green power and renewable energy credits
  • Consumer expectations of a green supply chain

Manufacturing, Demand, Factory, Materials and Network Planning

  • Green manufacturing, forecasting and strategies
  • Green product lifecycle management (PLM)
  • Case study: corporate environmental footprint determination
  • Outsourcing, building and leasing in a green world
  • Green manufacturing systems

Who Should Register?


The University of San Francisco's 100% online green supply chain management training program will benefit professionals involved in any step of the supply chain, enabling them to leverage eco-friendly practices to reduce costs and comply with environmental legislation. It is also essential for environmental health and safety (EHS) practitioners, corporate social responsibility (CSR) specialists and C-level executives, whose actions and policies concerning green issues have a tremendous impact on consumer opinions of their organizations.