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Certified Green Supply Chain Professional  

Help your company achieve its environmental goals with this online Certified Green Supply Chain Professional course. Gain the skills you'll need to make a green impact on global sourcing, material management, procurement and buying, transportation and logistics, and new product development.

What you will learn

  • Understand how to establish and maintain a green procurement strategy
  • Learn to identify corporate social responsibility strategies to meet organizational needs
  • Learn how to develop and use Green Supply Practices (GSP)
  • Discover how to select and use a variety of environmental accounting methods effectively
  • Examine ways to align supply chain operations and business strategies to meet sustainability objectives

How you will benefit

  • Easily access an essential certification program for professionals working in or preparing for leadership roles
  • Discover how to create collaborative partnerships in order to improve sustainable business practices throughout the supply chain
  • Glean real-world supply chain strategies you can use to analyze problems for clients or impress your bosses
  • Improve operational sustainability by applying green strategies to the logistics and supply chain
  • Develop collaborative supplier partnerships with OEM organizations

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • QuickTime. Click here to download QuickTime.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


The Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Online Training course will give you the specialized knowledge to enable a company to achieve its environmental sustainability goals through global sourcing, materials management, procurement and buying, transportation and logistics, and new product development. This course will help you learn the essentials of green product standards and labeling as well as how to work with sustainable suppliers, implement sustainable business practices, apply lean and green manufacturing strategies, and integrate these practices across the extended supply chain. By the end of this course, you will be prepared to take the Senior Certified Sustainability Professional Certification (SCSP) or Green Supply Chain Professional Certification (GSCP) offered by Green Supply Chain.org. While these are not state or national certifications, once you pass, you will have earned the course credentials and are entitled to use the SCSP or GSCP designation after your name.

This sustainability certification is essential for professionals working in or preparing for leadership roles tasked to support the sustainable business practices and goals of their organization. Professionals who need to create collaborative partnerships in order to improve sustainable business practices throughout the supply chain will also benefit from this course, as will sustainability consultants who must analyze green challenges for their clients and develop supply-chain strategies. Managers, directors, or vice presidents whose departments are within the operations or supply-chain groups and have responsibility for implementing green supply-chain practices will find this training useful. Lastly, for those professionals who need to develop collaborative supplier partnerships with OEM organizations they support as a Tier I or II supplier.


  1. Green Purchasing Fundamentals
    1. Introduction to Green Procurement
    2. Design for Environment (DfE) Principles
    3. International Green Labeling
    4. Green Product Standards
    5. Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP)
    6. Supplier Relationship Management
    7. Green Purchasing Program Development
  2. Sustainability 101: Corporate Social Responsibility
    1. Sustainable Development
    2. The Business Case for Sustainability
    3. Organizational Roles and Functional Influences
    4. Corporate Social Responsibility
    5. Sustainability in Major Business Sectors
    6. The U.S. Green Building Council and LEED
    7. Introduction to Environmental Science
  3. Carbon Strategies
    1. Introduction to the World Resources Institute: WRI Protocol
    2. Developing a Climate Strategy
    3. Supporting Green House Gas Reductions
    4. Tracking Emissions and Reporting
    5. Tools and Best Practices Every Organization Should Know About
    6. The Green Supply Chain's Carbon Footprint
    7. Developing a Carbon Policy
  4. Green Transportation: 12 Best Practices
    1. Green Transportation and Logistics
    2. Building Energy Efficiency in 3PL Operations
    3. Greater Sustainability in Distribution Operations
    4. The EPA SmartWay Program
    5. Green Fleet Management
    6. Best-practice Case Studies
  5. Green Supply Chain Management
    1. Integrating Sustainability Across the Extended Supply Chain
    2. The Lean and Green Supply Chain
    3. Carbon-efficient Supply Chains
    4. Evaluating the Supply Chain for Sustainability
    5. Aligning Green Supply Chain Practices With Business Goals


Angie Coats is a director of contracting, responsible for state and federal government business and support for all Department of Defense and GSA services. She has more than 25 years of experience as a senior contracting officer in the federal government and is a current board member of the National Contracting Management Association (NCMA). She has managed Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR) standards for billion-dollar government programs.

Howard Forman is an associate professor of marketing at California State University Fullerton. He is also a member of an instruction design team responsible for green supply-chain curriculum and program development. Previously, Forman taught at Drexel University and Penn State and served as an adjunct professor at the ESCP Europe in Paris, France.

Sandy Horton is a member of the instruction design and delivery team. She has been the sustainability leader and director of sustainability in a billion-dollar corporation, responsible for linking the organization strategy with the corporate social responsibility strategy. She developed the product line requirements and environmental operational processes, and aligned the brand strategy with the overall sustainability goals.

Alan Hughes serves as an adjunct advisor and consultant, assisting with the development of new curriculum and custom-product development. As an employee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he brings more than 17 years of experience developing training programs He leads the training needs assessment project for a Department of the Navy executive program.

Mike Park has been responsible for multiple enterprise and commercial IT groups in software corporations in the financial, healthcare, and manufacturing industries. He has a rich background, spanning from Internet and e-commerce platforms to SAP. He has led application development teams for Internet, Intranet, Extranet, ERP, CRM, EDI, and logistics solutions. As the chief technology officer and partner of a middle-market healthcare company, he led the initiative for the launch of new web-based software called OfficeMD for practice management, Office EMR for electronic medical records, and BillingMD for medical billing application in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Mike has led the effort for an industry-changing prototype carbon tracking and reporting software.

Chris Perry has more than 25 years of global operations experience, with a background in government and business. He served as the deputy commander for military aircraft systems manufacturing with Boeing and had country-level responsibility as a warranted government contracting officer. He fulfilled senior-level roles in the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). He leads a government services group and is responsible for EPA Environmentally Preferred Purchasing systems integration strategy. He holds a M.S. in industrial engineering and a M.A. in National Security and Decision Making from the Naval War College.

Margaret Price is currently the chairwoman and chief sustainability officer for a globally operating sustainability company. She's responsible for the entire worldwide operations and has more than 20 years of global operations leadership experience. She is a creative, hands-on professional operations executive with extensive experience leading the sustainability efforts for a global manufacturing company, as well as leading the groups responsible for contract manufacturing, operations, distribution, supply chain, inventory control, engineering, and quality assurance and regulatory compliance. She has very unique experience working within the sustainability space of the hospitality sector as she has worked with some of the largest hotel chains in the world. She served as a sustainability board member of NEWH. Her areas of responsibility span Asia, the Middle East, India, Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

Robert Price is the CEO of a global sustainability company. He is an innovative leader and visionary with over 25 years of global operations and strategic management experience. He has an incredibly diverse leadership portfolio with a track record of achieving world-class results in every assignment. He has led and designed the sustainability strategy for a $1.1B global organization, served as the general manager of a logistics company, led the global supply chain operations for a $600M manufacturing organization with the goal of greening their supply chain, served as a vice president and expatriate in Asia in the pharmaceutical industry, and led a shared services group as a vice president in a service company. In 2007, his supply-chain accomplishments were featured in Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine in the cover story, "The Human Quotient," highlighting the incredible results an organization can achieve through investing in skills development of its workforce. He was featured in Purchasing magazine twice in 2007 for supply-chain and purchasing professional training program excellence. In 2003, he led the first organization to receive the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) Best Award, selected from among 74 global companies in six countries. He has been recognized by Training magazine, appearing in the Training Top 100 twice, including receiving the coveted Editor's Choice award. His doctoral dissertation is entitled Green Supply Chains: Clean Business in the 21st Century. Robert is a graduate of MIT Sloan Executive Program and holds a senior executive certificate in technology, operations, and value chain management.

Rob Young is a member of the instruction design and delivery team, experienced in the operations and global supply-chain sectors. Rob has led procurement organizations for global companies as the director of global sourcing, responsible for greening the supply chain. He has incredible experience working with the extended supply chain and enabling suppliers to join an organization's sustainability journey.

 

Certified Green Supply Chain Professional
Item: 202003CTP19970  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $1,595.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.