Darmstadt, Germany

Sustainable Supply Chains

blended course
when 27 June 2024 - 20 July 2024
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 12 EC
fee EUR 2300

The over-exploitation of natural resources required to achieve economic growth and development has had a negative impact on the environment while also causing these resources to become scarcer and costlier. It is therefore easy to see why the idea of a circular design of products and systems that offers new ways to create more sustainable supply chain models, is taking hold across the globe. This module is designed to help you understand the growing business case for sustainable supply chain solutions covering topics from environmental social governance in supply chain and supplier management, carbon accounting, green and sustainable distribution and innovative technology solutions. Participants will learn how to design, manage and lead a sustainable supply chain by incorporating circular material, product and system design into your strategies to support sustainable growth. Different requirements of supply chain tiers and various industries such as automotive, retail, pharmaceutical and chemical supply chain are considered in this module.

Course leader

Prof. Monika Futschik, short-term@h-da.de

Target group

Students with a background in logistics manegemtn, supply chain management, business administration, sustainability management. If you do not have an academic background in these disciplines but still want to participate, please send an email to short-term@h-da.de.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the basic concepts of sustainable supply chains. Students should be able to
conceptualize a sustainable supply chain approach for a specific business, dedicated product and for regions.

Credits info

12 EC
The academic module is worth 9 ECTS. Part of the International Summer University is a German language course worth of 3 ECTS. In Total, participants can earn 12 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 2300: Early-bird discount avilable. Apply until March 01 and the registration fee is lowered to 2.100 Euro.
Students from partner universities receive a tuition waiver. Please contact the program administrator for more information: short-term@h-da.de

Included in the program fee:
- 3-day academic excursion to Berlin
- accomoodation in Berlin and Darmstadt
- all scheduled excursions and ultural activites
- ticket for the public transportation system in Darmstadt
- health-, accident- and liability insurance