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Sustainable Operations Management - (E)-M

Sustainability has been recognized to play a vital role in today’s and even more so in tomorrow’s business. Sustainability encompasses the 3Ps, i.e., prosperity, planet and people. We shall study and discuss sustainability initiatives across the value chain, from sourcing materials to recycling options. The course is primarily based on case studies to illustrate current practice and to critically assess success and failures of sustainability initiatives.
Course code
SCM502
Course type
MSc Course
Weekly Hours
2,5
ECTS
5
Term
FS 2024
Language
Englisch
Lecturers
Prof. Dr. Stefan Spinler
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
Key dimensions of operations management; sustainable development goals; triple bottom line; carbon footprint; sustainable sourcing; green operations; green logistics; clean energy
Date Time
Tuesday, 05.03.2024 11:30 - 15:15
Friday, 08.03.2024 08:00 - 11:15
Friday, 15.03.2024 11:30 - 15:15
Tuesday, 19.03.2024 15:30 - 18:45
Tuesday, 02.04.2024 15:30 - 18:45
Thursday, 04.04.2024 08:00 - 11:15
Wednesday, 10.04.2024 09:45 - 11:15
Tuesday, 16.04.2024 15:30 - 18:45
raise awareness and responsibility for sustainability issues, document successful industry initiatives, understand response options to legislative restrictions
Drake, D., S. Spinler (2013): Sustainable Operations Management: An enduring stream or a passing fancy? Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM), 15 (4), 689 – 700.
lectures, case studies, independent studies
Case studies (2x20%), Seminar paper (60%)
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