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Seminar #4235
July 23 - 24, 2012
Chicago, IL

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Supply chain professionals increasingly face the twin issues of sustainability and social responsibility (SSR), both in the context of their day-to-day work and in the context of their careers and professional development. The challenges to fully understand and work with such complex topics are substantial, in part because they can be game-changers to the status quo and in part because they are often characterized by significant trade-offs with traditional cost and service/delivery concerns. This engaging seminar provides attendees with a foundational knowledge of SSR responsibility issues most important to supply chain professionals and offers tools and best practices that can be applied to attendee’s specific situations. Case studies and significant attendee participation augment lecture-style presentation.

Who Should Attend

Supply chain managers and others responsible for the leadership, design, implementation and/or continuous improvement of procurement-centered sustainability strategies; EH+S managers focused on environmental responsibility in the supply chain. No prior experience with sustainability is necessary but knowledge of fundamentals of supply management will enhance the participant’s overall experience.

You Will Learn...
  • Underlying concepts of sustainability in a supply chain context
  • How ethics concerns play out in the supply chain
  • Basics of supply chain human rights best practices
  • Fundamentals of supplier and workforce diversity, from the procurement perspective
  • Procurement’s role in supply chain and product safety
  • Environmentally-responsible procurement policy
  • Four sources and impacts of environmental concern in the supply chain
  • Process of making procurement more environmentally responsible
  • Main laws, regulations and standards that govern environmentally-responsible supply chains
  • How to report on supply chain sustainability
  • The role of metrics and continuous improvement in best-in-class supply chain sustainability
  • Sustainability 2.0 - four trends about the future of sustainability that you can’t afford to not know
You Will Earn...

14 continuing education hours

Course Outline
  1. Sustainability and Social Responsibility (SSR) Introduction The “triple bottom line” concept; risk, reward and the business case; sustainability drivers; the role of SCM in SSR; the UN Compact; ISO26001; ISM’s Principles of Sustainability and Responsibility.
  2. Key Concepts and Definitions: What do we mean by “sustainability” in general?; Importance of geographic and cultural contexts?
  3. Ethics – The Sustainable Business Foundation; Ethics in business dealings, including supplier selection and qualification, contracting and relationship management; applying ethical principles through the value chain; the concept of “two rights.”
  4. Human Rights; Validating the “Human” in Human Capital. UN Framework on Human Rights; supply chain partner accountability; supplier audits
  5. Diversity – Workforce and Supplier; Intention and vision; what is considered “diverse”; HUBs and MBEs; the NMSDC.
  6. Safety in the Supply Chain; OSHA overview and safety regulations in a SCM context; procuring for safety
  7. Environmental Responsibility (ER); Present and future focus; four types of environmental impacts of concern; four sources of these impacts; goals of an ER program
    1. Key Concepts and Overview
    2. The Substance of Sustainability in a Procurement Context
    3. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: sources of GHG emissions; management and mitigation strategies; GHG emissions accounting and reporting
    4. Water Quality and Quantity: sources of water quality and quantity issues; management and mitigation strategies
    5. Chemicals and Toxins
    6. Waste: sources of solid waste; management and mitigation strategies; e-waste; extended-producer-responsibility (EPR) laws
    7. The Process of Making Procurement More Environmentally Sustainable
    8. What is Sustainable Procurement
    9. Accountability. Creating and deploying internal and external metrics; scorecards for suppliers
    10. Reporting on Sustainability
    11. Laws and Regulations – U.S. and Globally
    12. Standards, Protocols and Certification; UN Global, ISO, GHG
    13. Tools and Tips
  8. Sustainability 2.0 – Beyond Compliance and Efficiency How enterprise alignment implies a meatier role and professional advancement opportunities for SCM; new business models change existing procurement paradigm; SCM’s role in revenue-creating opportunities (from risk to reward)

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Hotel Information

Hilton Garden Inn - Chicago O'Hare Airport
2930 South River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60018

The discounted room rate of $139(USD) single/double is available until July 1, 2012. Be sure to mention ISM to receive the ISM discounted rate.

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In order to ensure maximum participation interaction and learning, enrollment is limited.

Seminar Hours:
2-Day Seminars
First Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Second Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

3-Day Seminars
First Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Second Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Third Day: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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