BSUST 260 Product Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management • 5 Cr.
Study of principles, functions and objectives of green and sustainable product lifecycle and supply chain management in various industries. Topics include: product design, standards and labeling; purchasing, contracts and supplier programs; outsourcing; manufacturing processes; material sourcing; waste management; resource and energy management; inventory management; transportation and distribution; and overall operations.Recommended: BSUST 160 and one from BSUST 120, BSUST 130 or BSUST 150.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Define “green” lifecycle for products and services, and give examples for specific industries
- Present concepts, functions, processes, and objectives of “green” logistics and supply chain management activities
- Assess the factors that contribute to the environmental impact of moving raw materials, inventory and finished goods
- Analyze specific supply chain management processes from the perspective of sustainability in diverse industries
- Identify and assess all the stages of lifecycle for specific products and processes from a sustainability perspective
- Present the current and evolving thinking regarding product lifecycle and supply chain management, and how this impacts business processes
- Debate various strategies to integrating green supply chain practices across the supply chain network
- Develop benchmarks and strategies to monitor performance of sustainability programs
- Present strategies that promote sustainability with suppliers and contractors
- Present manufacturing and service operation strategies that promote sustainable development in local, regional and global environments
- Fall 2014 (current quarter)