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About this Course
Are you an entry-level manager or entrepreneur who wants to improve your company’s bottom line? Understanding and maximizing your supply chain can have a major impact on your organization. Every business depends on supply chain in its operation–by understanding the supply chain process, you will understand how your role can impact the supply chain and contribute to the financial bottom line.
This verified competency provides assessments that will demonstrate your competencies in recognizing the functions of each supply chain unit, explaining the relationships between them, and quantifying their contributions to the final results. Learning resources are provided for you to review the characters of each supply chain unit, and relationships between different units and final results. As the final project in this competency, you will be asked to map out the supply chain in your business. A qualified assessor will use a rubric to grade your work and provide feedback.
About Course Author(s)
Steve Dunn, Ph.D. CPIM
Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Steve teaches in UWO’s innovative Sustainability Management Minor and serves as Chair of the Finance and Business Law Department in the College of Business. He is also campus director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management degree, a fully online program. He has also developed and teaches the supply chain management portion of the UWO Executive MBA program.
Dr. Dunn received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University’s top-ranked program in Supply Chain Management. He has worked overseas with USAID, where he developed a series on ‘Greening the Supply Chain’, and the World Resources Institute, where he participated in their Business Environment Learning and Leadership program. He has also taught in the visiting scholar program at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University in Sweden. At Idaho State University, he developed courses in Environmental Management, founded the Institute for Business and the Environment and helped design a certificate program in Hazardous Waste Management.
Prior to his academic career, Steve held various analyst and managerial positions at Labatt and Heinz including plant operations manager and project manager for MRPII. Dr. Dunn is also a partner in the Sage Group, a strategic management consulting firm.
Steve’s research over the years reflects the wide variety of projects he has been involved with both academically and consulting. His 1995 article on Environmentally Responsible Logistics Systems is a seminal piece on the impact of daily organizational decision making and long term environmental impact. It was a harbinger of today’s corporate interest in sustainable lines of supply. His second book, The Green Baron (2007), is a parable about a CEO who transforms his thinking about the natural environment. His current research focuses on the supply chain/entrepreneurship interface as a model for solving seemingly intractable problems.
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