You are here

Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies

Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies

Code: LOG3LF003
Extent: 6 ECTS (162 h)
Timing: Semester 5 - 7
Language: English
Level: Professional Specialization Studies
Type: Compulsory to those chosen LOGLF1 Global Supply Chain Management as their specialisation.

Prerequisites

The student has successfully completed the GloBBA Basic and Joint Professional Studies. The course is part of the module of Global Supply Chain Management.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student:

  • promotes resources and energy savings by reusing, reducing and recycling
  • promotes reduction of greenhouse gas and waste
  • aims at minimizing environmental pollution (water, soil, air)
  • considers how to reduce the environmental impact of warehousing, packaging and transportation
  • understands the structure of the environmental management system
  • considers how to reduce carbon footprint of the operations within the global supply chain
  • is able to restructure the supply chain to be more sustainable
  • has enhanced his/her HH3S competences as applicable to the course.

Course contents

  • Strategic and operational perspective of green logistics and green supply chain management
  • Green logistics areas; especially green transportation and green packaging
  • Indicators of environmental  sustainability
  • Best practices of green logistics in various business fields
  • Environmental management systems (ISO 14001)
  • Environmental reporting and LCA assessment
  • Carbon footprint
  • Supply chain audit
  • Emissions trading and its business implications
  • Laws and regulations related to sustainability in the supply chain

Cooperation with business community

Collaboration with logistics service providers / SCM of selected multinational companies.

International dimension

Cooperation with international and global companies.

Teaching and learning methods

Contact-based tuition
Student presentations
Social learning methods
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Accreditation of prior learning

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is observed on the course according to separate instructions.

Teacher with the main responsibility of the course

Hanna Harilainen
Soile Kallinen

Course materials

Articles selected by the teacher
Emmet S. & Sood V. 2010: Green supply chains – Action manifesto
McKinnon Alan, Cullinane Sharon, Brownw Michael and Whiteing Anthony 2010: Green Logistics – Improving the environmental sustainability of logistics.

Assessment criteria

Grade/Learning Outcomes

1 (Min. 40%
competence level)
3 (Min. 70%
competence level)
5 (Min. 90%
competence level)
Knowledge The student can identify, list and combine the some theoretical concepts and issues related to sustainable logistics and supply chain strategies. However, the use of concepts is somewhat inaccurate and the use of different theories is very limited. The student can describe the relevant theoretical concepts and issues related to sustainable logistics and supply chain strategies and apply them to new contexts. The student can link the key theoretical concepts to the practical tasks. The student has an understanding of how sustainable logistics and supply chain management relate to general management and contribute to corporate bottom line performance. The student can use and combine different theories to present her own suggestions and models. The student is aware of conflicting views on the topics. The student uses theory and specific terminology accurately. The student has a clear understanding and appreciation of how sustainable logistics and supply chain management fit into the general management framework and how they contribute to corporate profitability.
Skills The student can only with difficulty and under strict supervision contribute as part of a team, in developing sustainable logistics and supply chain operations and strategies. The student can provide input to green logistics design initiatives only with serious difficulty and omissions. The student can participate in developing logistics and supply chain management, through for example carbon auditing or the design of an environmental management system with strict support and supervision. The student can, as part of a team, develop sustainable logistics and supply chain operations and strategies based on general criteria. The student can provide input to green logistics design initiatives with some difficulty. The student can participate in developing logistics and supply chain management, through for example carbon auditing or the design of an environmental management system with moderate support and supervision. The student can provide meaningful sustainable logistics and supply chain operative and strategic initiatives taking corporate characteristics into account. The student can provide input to green logistics design initiatives. The student can fully participate in developing logistics and supply chain management, through for example carbon auditing or the design of an environmental management system with a great degree of independence. The student can act as a team leader if required.
Competence The student can partly work with a corporate team given strong support and supervision. The student can only with difficulty apply problem identification, analysis and solving to sustainable logistics and supply chain management issues and projects. The student  has difficulties in understanding research data collection, in analysing the data and applying theoretical concepts for a development project . The student does not demonstrate aptitude or interest in developing sustainable logistics and supply chain management. The student shows poor service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student can work with a corporate team given some content and context related support. The student shows moderate independence in her work. The student can apply problem identification, analysis and solving to sustainable logistics and supply chain management issues and projects to an extent. The student can independently collect and analyse data for a project company and offer development ideas for it. The student demonstrates some aptitude and interest in developing sustainable logistics and supply chain management. The student shows good service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy. The student can work very professionally with a corporate team given some content and context related support. The student shows a great degree of independence in his/her work. The student can skillfully apply problem identification, analysis and solving to sustainable logistics and supply chain management issues and projects. The student can independently collect and analyse data for a project company at  a high professional level . The student can make significant contributions to a corporate development project. The student demonstrates great aptitude and interest in developing sustainable logistics and supply chain management. The student shows excellent service and sales orientation as required by the HH3S policy.

Modes of assessment and their weights

Active participation 10%; presence at lectures and workshops is required to pass the course
Project report and presentation 40%
Team assignment of various green logistics functions 35 %
Class assignments 15%

The assessment of one's own learning does not influence the course grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed on an E-form.