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Course module: 202001418
Innovations in Sustainable Chain Management: Design
Course info
Course module202001418
Credits (ECTS)15
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. K.R.D. Lulofs
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dr. E.J. Aukes
dr. L. Chiappini
dr. K.R.D. Lulofs
Contactperson for the course
dr. K.R.D. Lulofs
dr. S.R. McGreevy
Academic year2023
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISNo
1.   A:   To know and understand specific concepts,  terms, frameworks  in sustainable production and consumption chains.
      B:   To comprehend various approaches, discourses, design strategies and methodologies for innovation and transition.
2.   A:   To be able to reflect in a structured and academically sound manner on various design approaches, design methodologies and discourses for improving a chosen/defined aspect of an empirical (sub-)domain
      B:   To be able to develop a design for chain improvement in a chosen/defined aspect of an empirical (sub-) domain and report it.
      C:   To be able to present and discuss the report of the design in a chosen/defined aspect of an empirical (sub-)domain (the individual paper).
3.   A:   To be able to elaborate and synthesize different perspectives of individual students and tutor/tutors into a plan for a group assignment
      B:   To be able to fulfil a role and work in and contribute to a multidisciplinary team on design efforts towards a complex societal relevant problem/challenge related to sustainable production and consumption.
      C.   To be able to handle and synthesize and pull meaning from partial strategies and designs in a multidisciplinary environment by producing a report in the contexts of society and if relevant the commissioning organization (conclusions and advice/ recommendations).

(Re-)Designing elements of the production and consumption sectoral (supply) chains, network and institutional context is the central focus in this module. Sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) refers to 'the management of material, information and capital flows as well as cooperation among organizations along the supply chains to provide products and services in societal sectors while  taking goals from all three dimensions of sustainable development, that is, economic, environmental and social, into account which are derived from government, customer and stakeholder requirements. In simple words it is about how we affect the planet with the way mankind consumes and produces products and services, how it impacts the planet and its population and how we can reach out for improvements (innovations transitions).
Required materials
Literature list on Canvas
Literature list individual paper in interaction with tutor
Literature list group paper in interaction with tutor
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes


Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Self study with assistance
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Literature and paper proposal

Thematic paper

Group paper 1

Group paper 2

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