Sustainability in Global Supply-Chain

A uniquely designed residential programme offered to the working executives across India.

Session starts from 24 Oct. 2024

Session ends on 28 Oct. 2024


    Sustainability in Global Supply-Chain

    Globalization of production has given rise to complex cross-border flows of goods, know-how, investment, services and people – known as ‘supply-chain trade’ for short. According to policymakers, it is transformative; among economists, however, it is typically viewed as trade in goods that happens to be concentrated in parts and components. In the modern global economy, final goods are typically produced by combining domestic and foreign value added via global supply chains. Foreign value-added accounts for 20 percent of the value of final manufacturing output in many countries, and more than 50 percent in some countries and sectors. In turn, imported final goods contain substantial domestic value added, as exported intermediate inputs return home embodied in foreign-made final goods. This course offers theoretical and real-world insights into why and how such global fragmentation in supply-chain networks can be used as a conduit for sustainable development. Such global proliferation of upstream and downstream activities is associated not only with significant economic development opportunities but also with pressing environmental and social challenges. This course will also expose economic issues related to exhaustible resources (such as fossil fuels and minerals). Topics include questions such as whether resources are depleted too quickly in free markets; explanations for the observed evolution of resource prices; the sustainability of economic growth in a world with finite resources; role of environmental risk on cross-border capital flows; environmental issues related to resource extraction; energy and alternatives to fossil fuels; how integrated implementation of circular economy and industry 4.0 can promote sustainability; and others as time permits. This is your opportunity to be part of a global learning community actively exploring and sharing the implications of a globalization and sustainable development nexus. Considering the growing importance of global supply chains as conduits of trade, used by those professionals working under the DGFT, import/export administration, trade negotiations, export development, international operations management and international marketing.


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    The teaching method is a judicious mixture of classroom lectures, interactive discussions, case studies, class exercises and real-life examples.


    Middle and Senior Managers having interests in/actively working under the DGFT, import/export administration, trade negotiations, export development, international operations management and international marketing.

    • State of the Globalized World – The environmental, social and economic state of our world and why it is important for globalization to drive sustainable development.
    • Sustainability and Sustainable Development – The elements of the sustainability framework, the business interpretation of sustainability, and the key stakeholders of sustainable development.
    • Stakeholders and Sustainable Development Goals – The current status of the Sustainable Development Goals in a variety of countries, the contributions of key stakeholders and the concept of responsible consumption.
    • Global Supply-Chain Network – Three Basic Concepts: I2P, I2E and Value-added Trade
    • Environmental Risk and Global Supply-Chain –> Impact of lower environmental performance on upstream and downstream firms in a multi-echelon global supply-chain
    • Trade and Natural Resources –> Market failure and policy inefficiency in the long run leading to over-depletion and yet underutilization of natural resources across the global partners. How to design coordinated policy reforms to ensure efficiency in exploration for exporting countries, and in consumption for importing countries?
    • Turning waste to value across the supply chain 🡪 Adoption of circular economy models to drive value across the supply chain. How to design high-impact strategies to help attain sustainability goals in supply chains. 
    • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and sustainability initiatives across supply chains 🡪 How to develop RoI-backed sustainability initiatives. Measurement of sustainability progress. Creating a holistic sustainability framework across the supply chain. Strategies to attain net zero in a supply chain.

    24 – 28 October 2024.           XLRI , Delhi


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    Prof. Soumyatanu Mukherjee

    Dr Soumyatanu Mukherjee is an Associate Professor of Economics at the XLRI. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Nottingham, UK (with ESRC Grant from UK Economic & Social Research Council). He is also an FHEA (Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Advance HE, UK). He has been conferred with the EXIM (Export-Import) Bank of India’s International Economic Research Annual Award 2018 for the doctoral dissertation pursued in the University of Nottingham (UK). He has published several research papers in ABDC-A*/A and CABS-3 ranked Scopus-indexed Journals in the fields of Economics, Finance and Decision Sciences, such as Decision Sciences Journal (DSJ), Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Finance, International Journal of Finance & Economics, Economic Modelling, International Review of Economics and Finance, Scottish Journal of Political Economy and American Business Review. He has huge experience of coordinating MDPs and FDPs as a faculty in IIM Kozhikode, teaching executives and managers at IIM Kozhikode and in Southampton Business School (UK). He has also been a visiting Faculty at Roehampton University London."

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    Prof. Sayan Mukherjee

    Dr. Sayan Mukherjee is a faculty member in the Operations and Decision Science area at XLRI -Xavier School of Management, Delhi-NCR Campus, India. He earned his Production, Operations, and Decisions Sciences doctorate from XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India. He has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. His research and teaching interests include operations and supply chain modeling, multi-criteria decision-making, and applying innovative modeling techniques to business problems to derive actionable insights. Before joining academics, he had considerable experience in management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).


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