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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 BSUT 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

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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