The increasing globalization of suppliers and customers has increased the concerns with the issues of sustainable and responsible management across global supply chains. The course ‘Sustainable Global Supply Chain’ explores the main risks, opportunities and practices in global supply chain management from both conceptual and practical perspectives on sustainable practice.
It looks at how organizations as varied as Intuit, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and the US Marine Corps address and apply responsible and sustainable supply chain strategies. Students will engage in applied studies and learn from academics and practitioners about the current challenges in this critical business arena.
Simon Croom is professor of Supply Chain Management at University of Sandiego. He holds a PhD in Strategic Management, Innovation and Supply Chain Management from the University of Warwick. Professor Croom joined the University of San Diego School of Business in 2005 as executive director of the Supply Chain Management Institute and academic director for the Master’s in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) program. In this capacity, he oversaw the growth of supply chain management in the School and the attainment of the first national rankings and recognition for the Master.
He is a visiting professor in supply chain management at Cranfield University, UK and Associate Fellow at the University of Warwick. He has served as an advisor on e-procurement to the UK Government and has delivered keynote talks around the world on supply chain management, strategic improvement, and more recently on disordered personality in executives.