W292 – Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Module number
Version: 3
Business Administration
1 Semester
Winter semester
Module supervisor

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Gestring


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Gestring

Course language(s)

in "Sustainable Supply Chain Management"

ECTS credits

5.00 credits


150 hours


4.00 SCH (2.00 SCH Lecture | 2.00 SCH Seminar)

Self-study time

90.00 hours


Alternative examination - Project
Module examination | Weighting: 100% | tested in English language
in "Sustainable Supply Chain Management"

Form of teaching

seminar-like lecture with exercise

Media type
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Instruction content/structure
  • introduction to green logistics and sustainable supply chain management
  • emission during freight transport
  • environmental impact of warehousing
  • product design and packaging
  • green procurement und purchasing
  • reverse logistics and recycling
  • strategic perspective of green and sustainable aspects
  • evaluating and internalizing the environmental costs of logistics
  • special advanced topics of sustainable supply chain management
Qualification objectives

Knowledge and understanding
(professional competence)

Graduates have learned to systematically evaluate strategic and operational information, process, and resource alternatives and make data-based decisions.

Graduates have the ability to analyze (international) markets and trends and to derive product strategies from them. This is done using modern methods, e.g. Big Data.

Graduates are able to apply acquired energy technology knowledge in practice in order to sustainably design international supply chains.

Use, application and generation of knowledge
(methodological competence)

Graduates are able to assess the impact of entrepreneurial activities on/in international value networks.

Communication and cooperation
(social competence)

Graduates are able to organize themselves and demonstrate strong teamwork and leadership skills. This applies to situations in reality as well as in the virtual environment (online meeting, social media).

The values and norms taught in the program enable graduates to demonstrate a high level of empathy towards employees.

Graduates are able to explain complex technical and economic interrelationships in a target group-specific manner.

Graduates have acquired (conversational) skills in the course of study in order to be able to conduct negotiations successfully.

Scientific self-understanding / professionalism
(Self-competence and personal development)

Graduates have acquired interdisciplinary competence and recognized its importance for entrepreneurial action.

Graduates have recognized the need for lifelong learning and have acquired appropriate skills and strategies to help them meet new challenges, e.g. digitalization and climate change.

The graduates meet the challenges in their professional work with a high level of personal responsibility and integrity.

Graduates possess skills and know-how that support a confident demeanor towards customers and suppliers.

Social and personal skills
  • can formulate research questions for new topics of sustainable supply chain management
  • can define the research approach of scientific publications
Special admission requirements
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Recommended prerequisites

basics of logistics

Continuation options
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  • Grant, D.; Trautrims, A.; Yew Wong, Ch.: Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management, KoganPage, 2015
  • McKinnon, A.; Browne, M.; Piecyk, M.; Whiteing, A.: Green Logistics, KoganPage, 2015
  • Cuthbertson, R.; et al: Sustainable Supply Chain Management - Practical Ideas for Moving Towards Best Practice, Springer, 2011
Current teaching resources


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