Thu, 25.07.2019

    Supply Chain Sustainability

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp

    Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany

    Historic development and current state-of-the-art regarding sustainable supply chains will be outlined in an introductionary presentation in order to provide common knowledge for all participants. Current approaches as for example TBL, SSCM or certificate auctions are explained and connected to sustainability approaches in global supply chains. Some basic stepstones in research literature regarding sustainability are presented and connected. Based on specific academic research publications, the question of interconnections between digital and sustainable developments and requirements in supply chains are discussed in a group work and plenum presentation with discussion setting. Required texts are provided and teamwork is supported by lecturer advice in order to arrive at joint presentation and discussion results.  Future developments might include scenarios with significantly restricted resource availability, severe interruptions of global transport due to climate change and even trade and resource wars. How can the triple bottom line approach in this context in the next decades reconcile the social, economic and ecologic perspective of sustainability and how can sustainable supply chain management contribute to that mission? This will be exemplified with some scenario descriptions and with student groups supporting round table speakers for different positions in an academic scenario discussion.

    Short profile
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp is a full professor for Production and Logistics at the University of Göttingen. After an apprenticeship as a forwarding merchant (IHK) in Fulda, Prof. Dr. Matthias Klumpp studied Business Administration and Economics at the Universities of Leipzig and Strasbourg. During his subsequent ten years as a consultant in Berlin, Leipzig and Essen, he earned his doctorate as Dr. rer. pol. on the topic of information and risk management in public institutions (University of Leipzig) with a research stay at the University of Sydney. From 2001 to 2004, he was a research assistant at the Department of Economics at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute for Production and Industrial Information Management, and led the project to set up the Ruhr Campus Academy (RCA), a university training society. Since 2005 Prof. Dr. Klumpp has been teaching at the FOM in the areas of production, logistics, supply chain management and procurement management. In 2006 and 2007 he was a lecturer at partner universities in China. In 2007 he was appointed full-time university lecturer and in 2009 became founding director of the ild Institute for Logistics & Service Management at FOM. Since 2010, the specialization Logistics Management has been developed and offered as a part-time Master's course.

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