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BCG Guests at WHU MBA Program

BCG experts provide insights into how to create truly sustainable supply chains

As part of their Strategic Sourcing course, students from the MBA Class of 2023 at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management gained valuable insights into creating truly sustainable supply chains within a practical setting. The program welcomed Jianpeng Wang, Dr. Christian Niehbuhr, and WHU alumnus Michael Jonas, all of whom shared inspiring anecdotes from their work experience at Boston Consulting Group, a leading strategic management consulting firm.

The students further had the opportunity to apply their newly gained knowledge to a practical case study, addressing current topics relevant to ESG (short for “environmental, social, and corporate governance”) and the role of procurement within a company.

Guest sessions are a key element in the research-based, practice-oriented supply management courses at WHU. Across all industries, companies “invest” 50% of what they earn on the sales side into their suppliers - making the selection of cost-competitive, innovative, sustainable, and flexible suppliers  essential for a company. WHU is a world leader in supply chain management research, the results of which make for innovative and empirically sound course content. Content-rich field trips and guest sessions with seasoned practitioners are carefully integrated into the overall flow of each course to maximize the learning experience for all students.

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