University of San Francisco Offers Courses on Green and Lean Supply Chain Management

Sept. 10, 2009
Early adopters of green supply chain management programs are already reaping the benefits says school.

The University of San Francisco (USF) is now offering an eight-week advanced specialized certificate courses in Green Supply Chain Management and Lean Supply Chain Management program that is 100% online.

"Consumer awareness and pending legislation have driven many organizations to pursue green initiatives," said USF online faculty member and supply chain expert Neil O'Connell. "Other companies are taking a wait-and-see approach, holding off until a bill passes in Congress or the economy turns around. What they don't realize is that green practices can actually save them money. Early adopters of green supply chain management programs are already reaping the benefits, from greater consumer confidence, to improved processes, to a stronger bottom line. USF's Green Supply Chain Management training will equip students with valuable tools and strategies that are as good for business as they are for the environment."

USF's second advanced specialized course offers another way to combat the weak economy. "As companies struggle to do more with less, many are turning to Lean practices," noted USF online instructor and Lean supply chain expert Doug Zopfi. "Organizations in every industry are using the Lean methodology to achieve significant cost savings, lead-time reductions and quality improvements. USF's Lean Supply Chain Management training shows students how they can do the same. We demonstrate the practical applications of Lean principles through case studies and best practices, thereby helping supply chain professionals gain proficiency in critical Lean tools and tactics, and enabling Lean and Six Sigma practitioners to leverage their skills across the supply chain."

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