Green Operations and Reverse Logistics (ITLS6005)


Increasing customer awareness, pressures from the government and environmental groups, and political motivations are more than ever driving organisations to create greener operations across their supply chains. Particularly, creating reverse logistics and managing closed-loop supply chain operations have received significant attention in many industries due to the reduced profit margins, shorter product life cycles and tighter product take-back regulations. This unit offers a thorough examination of concepts and processes pertaining to greening of supply chain operations such as green supply chain network design, reverse logistics and closed-loop supply chains, green product design and life-cycle analysis, green and lean production strategies, and environmental regulatory considerations and the associated carbon neutrality strategies. Students will learn about the successful greening practices which have helped organisations improve their environmental performance and create competitive advantage.

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8 x 3.5 hr lectures, 4 x 3.5 hr tutorials.


Quizzes (60%), individual report (20%), group report (20%)


Emmett S and Sood V (2010) Green supply chains: an action manifesto

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Unit of study rules


TPTM6210 or TPTM6380

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