The importance of sustainable and socially responsible business practices places global supply chain practices in the spotlight for corporate executives. To be effective, sustainable development must extend from an individual company, both up and down the supply chain, and can be extremely complex. Driving the sustainability agenda in all sectors of the economy demands that we understand how our supply chains contribute to improved resource use, support socially responsible and inclusive practices in our upstream and downstream supply chains, and deliver true sustainability to consumers. This seminar will provide an understanding of how to manage supply chains to deliver a greater environmental and social impact.
Seminar Learning Objectives:
- The Sustainability Agenda
- Global Supply Chains – their impact
- Optimization of resource usage
- Sustainable and responsible sourcing
- Innovation in ‘green supply chains’
Total Seminar Hours: 9
Simon Croom, Ph.D., has spent his entire professional career in supply chain management, both as practitioner and as a leading academic researcher. His postgraduate studies were in in both politics & history and management science. His Ph.D. research was into co-design capabilities in the auto industry supply chain of Jaguar Cars through the doctoral program of Warwick Business School in the UK. He was admitted as Fellow to the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply in 1992.
Croom has held an Associate Professorship in Operations at Warwick Business School for 12 years and previously was Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Operations Research and Supply Chain Management in the UK at Sheffield Hallam and Coventry Universities. He is a Research Fellow at Curtin Business School in Perth, Australia.
In his business career, Croom owned several successful retail businesses and was a supply chain professional at Jaguar Cars Ltd and Eaves & Washbourne, both located in England.
Croom has written and spoken globally on the topic of e-procurement, e-business and supply chain strategy. He instigated the first e-business course at Warwick Busines School in 1999 and his expertise led to being retained as an Advisor to the UK Government's Office of Government Commerce. He has just completed a $400,000 project on World Class Supply Chain in the UK for a major financial organization. Croom has published over 60 technical papers and serves on the Editorial Board for a number of leading journals.