Sustainable Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Operations

Ramon Sanchez, ScD, Assistant Director of the Sustainability and Environmental Management Program, Harvard Extension School., Harvard Extension School

This course provides a set of tools and skills to identify, evaluate, and improve the sustainability of supply chain operations. It enables students to understand core concepts of industrial and commercial activities so that they are able to design sustainable manufacturing and service operations. Students learn to define green warehousing and distribution activities, plan retrofits and capital investments in current and future productive operations to save energy, select green materials for new products, manage efficient new product introductions by designing sustainable factory operations, and learn how to use continuous improvement techniques and value stream mapping to reduce waste and environmental impacts while reducing costs. (4 credits)

  • 3 September 2013
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