Sustainable and Responsible Global Supply Chain Management


Sustainable and Responsible Global Supply Chain Management

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Sustainable and Responsible Global Supply Chain Management

This course will be taught in English


*If you are in Colombia $3.700.000 COP

*If you are abroad USD 1.030

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Schedule: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

*The schedules and modality (virtual or blended) of the courses are subject to modifications according to the provisions of the National and District Government for the management of COVID 19. The dates and times of the sessions can be consulted at

Environmental and social issues have been largely treated as peripheral concerns to business. However, for a variety of reasons, companies are now fusing social mission with competitive strategy. A form of “new capitalism” is emerging where environmental and social performance across the extended enterprise is embedded in the competitive strategy of the organization. Organizations are now evaluating themselves using the ‘triple bottom line’ (Elkington, 1997). The triple bottom line is concerned with creating a profit at the same time considering the long-term issues of society and the environment. This wider perspective requires that organizations consider the value added to looking at the total cost of ownership of the products and process that they use in their organizations. 

This course is structured as an in-depth analysis into the nature of sustainability and will provide students with an understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the organization, operation and development of global operations and supply networks (‘the extended enterprise.’)

There are many challenges to an organization desiring to be sustainable and socially responsible. These challenges include, but are not limited to, sustainable design, ‘green operations’, sustainable procurement, responsible sourcing and ‘green logistics’. In addition, the formal and informal networks across and between organizations (from innovation through destruction of the process or product) are core processes that need to be carefully evaluated to bring about a culture of corporate and social responsibility.  

Requirements: None

Este curso hace parte del portafolio de materias de pregrado y posgrado de la Universidad  abiertas a todo público.

Al participar en este curso podrás vivir la experiencia Uniandina, acceder a contenidos de calidad, tomar  clases con estudiantes regulares, acceder al sistema de bibliotecas de Uniandes y participar en las actividades culturales que esta Universidad te ofrece.


Simon Croom

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.


Eventualmente la Universidad puede verse obligada, por causas de fuerza mayor a cambiar sus profesores o cancelar el programa. En este caso el participante podrá optar por la devolución de su dinero o reinvertirlo en otro curso de Educación Continua que se ofrezca en ese momento, asumiendo la diferencia si la hubiere.

La apertura y desarrollo del programa estará sujeto al número de inscritos. El Departamento/Facultad (Unidad académica que ofrece el curso) de la Universidad de los Andes se reserva el derecho de admisión dependiendo del perfil académico de los aspirantes.