Ljubljana, Slovenia

Global Supply Chains with Sustainable Sourcing

when 8 July 2024 - 24 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7 EC
fee EUR 650

In today’s interconnected business environment the cooperation and competition no longer occurs between single companies (or even countries!) but between digitalized supply chains that have spanned globally for the past decades, and more recently tend to have become “glocalized” and “resilient”. Therefore, the students and leaders of tomorrow must understand various aspects of efficient global supply chain management (SCM 4.0) with nuances of localization, necessary changes in organizational structures and business processes, the relevant metrics, the potential risks and turbulences in the chain, the importance of procurement, and the role of technology in the resilient and sustainable supply chains.

Course leader

BUDLER Marko, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Target group

Master students (and Bachelor students in their final year) as well as recent graduates and young professionals who wish to acquire new knowledge in specific areas

Course aim

The course aims to deliver the novel SCM insights to the students who should be able to:
• understand contemporary issues in global supply chain and logistics;
• have an overview of the impact of digital transformation and Industry 4.0 on SCM, business sourcing models, and purchasing;
• identify the main risks and possible mitigation actions in supply chains, understand the role of logistics in SCM, and identify opportunities for their companies;
• identify and use different supply chain configurations and network designs with the case analyses of world-renowned Apple, IKEA, CAT, Danfoss, Hella, L’Oreal, Wal-mart, Amazon, & DHL;
• understand the role of reverse logistics and the inclusion of sustainability in GSCM, sustainable procurement, and business models;
• adhere to the extended purchasing/sourcing process in various industries and choose an appropriate sourcing model for their “future” companies/suppliers;
• use decision support tools such as BMC, WFS Method, Kraljič’s Matrix, and Sourcing model for better, more resilient and optimized supply-chain operations.

Credits info

7 EC
Participants can receive the following certificates:

Certificate of Attendance: awarded after the summer school to all participants who have completed the three-week programme.
Transcript of Records (with credits and grades): awarded only to participants who complete all course requirements and pass the final examination.

Fee info

EUR 650: You can find more information on our website.