Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility

Learn how to make your supply chain more socially responsible

Are you aware of the risks of not having a socially responsible supply chain?

Unless you are managing your supply chain in the most socially responsible way, you are risking getting your organization into more trouble than ever. Getting bad publicity, losing customers, and being subject to criminal consequences are just a few of the risks that your organization can face when its procurement professionals are unaware of constantly changing social responsibility principles.

Fortunately, the process of implementing supply chain social responsibility no longer has to be a mystery. Our highly personal and interactive online course  “Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility” will teach you the wide variety of details that can take a supply chain organization from clueless to industry-leading. You’ll get more than just an introduction to social responsibility – you will become an expert at flawlessly executing and managing a supply chain social responsibility program!


A buyer applies supply chain social responsibility practices.

SPSM-BOK® Level: 4
Competency: Social Responsibility
CEHs: 8

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A buyer applies supply chain social responsibility practices.Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility

Learn how to make your supply chain more socially responsible

Are you aware of the risks of not having a socially responsible supply chain?

Unless you are managing your supply chain in the most socially responsible way, you are risking getting your organization into more trouble than ever. Getting bad publicity, losing customers, and being subject to criminal consequences are just a few of the risks that your organization can face when its procurement professionals are unaware of constantly changing social responsibility principles.

Fortunately, the process of implementing supply chain social responsibility no longer has to be a mystery. Our highly personal and interactive online course  “Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility” will teach you the wide variety of details that can take a supply chain organization from clueless to industry-leading. You’ll get more than just an introduction to social responsibility – you will become an expert at flawlessly executing and managing a supply chain social responsibility program!

You will learn:

  • The risks of not conducting business in a socially responsible manner
  • How to get buy-in from management and stakeholders for your supply chain social responsibility program
  • How to align your supply chain social responsibility program with your industry
  • A variety of social issues potentially influenced by procurement
  • How to incorporate social responsibility into your supplier selection scorecard
  • How a supplier code of conduct is used as the foundation of a supply chain social responsibility program
  • Guidelines for writing your own supplier code of conduct and how to use an outline for getting started
  • Insights on applying your supplier code of conduct to tier 2 suppliers
  • What the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act is, whether or not it applies to your organization, and how to comply with it
  • How organizations address supplier occupational safety to avoid both physical and public relations disasters
  • Basics of environmental aspects of supply chain management, including an introduction to the concept of the carbon footprint
  • How to make specification, shipping, and packaging decisions that are more environmentally-friendly
  • The concept of conflict minerals and the surprising purchased products that contain them
  • How to avoid buying conflict minerals
  • How to comply with conflict minerals laws like the Dodd-Frank Act
  • The concept of auditing suppliers for compliance to contracts and your supplier code of conduct
  • How to classify supplier audit failures and the corrective action to take for each classification
  • Future trends in supply chain social responsibility

 

How This Online Course Works

  • Start this on-demand course any time after you enroll; there’s no pre-scheduled start date!
  • This course has 8 lessons; it will take you between 30-60 minutes to complete each lesson.
  • Progress through the course at your own pace, accessing easy-to-understand reading material, exciting exercises, optional multimedia, quizzes, and even a fun mid-term game!
  • What if you have questions on the material? Ask a friendly, expert instructor any questions you may have!
  • Learn best practices and processes designed so that you can apply your new skills in the real world!

To learn more about how full-length online procurement courses from the Next Level Purchasing Association work, watch this short video.

What are others saying about this course?

"The Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility course helped me not just understand the challenges associated with the emerging problems associated with sustainability, globalization and social responsibility, but also showed me how to convince stakeholders to take action and not just run operations 'as usual.'

In addition, this course inspired me to make a difference; after completion of this course I feel more empowered and motivated to contribute in 'reasonable sourcing' and developing a more social responsible supply chain."

Ervin Valach, SPSM3
Strategic Purchaser - Zapadoslovenska Energetika (AZE)
Slovakia

Ready To Enroll?

If you are:

  • A supply chain professional who understands the growing importance of social responsibility
  • Looking to learn how to implement the most valuable and latest supply chain social responsibility practices

Then “Exemplary Supply Chain Social Responsibility” would be a great course for you.

Bonuses for enrolling by deadline below:

  • FREE printer-friendly, PDF version of the course material
  • FREE Lifetime Purchasing Skills Retention Package

Number of Courses: 1

Length of Training: 6-8 hours

Duration of Access: 60 days

Start Date: Access begins as soon as you enroll

Cost: $229 US

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