Singapore University of Social Sciences

Transitioning to Green Supply Chains

Transitioning to Green Supply Chains (SCM513)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2200 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Business


There is an increasing push from consumers and governments for green products, and organisations are trying to transform their supply chains into green ones. Greening of the supply chain has become a competitive advantage for organisations. SCM513 Transitioning to Green Supply Chains provides an overview of environmental issues that impact supply chains. Students will learn how to transform different supply chain functions such as procurement, logistics and product design and integrate them into a greener supply chain. Furthermore, the course covers the importance of circular supply chains and the use of international environmental standards to improve supply chains. Students will discuss best green practices for different functions of the supply chain with real case examples.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Basic Concepts of the Green Supply Chain
  • From Traditional to Green Supply Chain
  • Green Procurement and Purchasing
  • Green Supplier Development and Collaboration
  • Green Logistics and Transport
  • Green Product Design
  • Closing the Loop: Reverse Logistics
  • Circular Supply Chains
  • Global and Local Relationships
  • Green Packaging
  • Performance Measures for Green Supply Chains
  • International Environmental Standards

Learning Outcome

  • Plan for the transition to a greener supply chain
  • Appraise the role of environmental standards
  • Compare circular and linear supply chain models
  • Design for green products
  • Evaluate the performance of a green supply chain
  • Assess the relationship with partners to transform into a green supply chain
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