Penn State to offer doctoral seminar concerning sustainable operations

December 07, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State is offering a three-credit doctoral seminar titled SC&IS 597: Sustainable Operations this coming spring semester.

This doctoral course will explore recent research and developments in sustainability from a business perspective.

Various elements that are needed to develop a sustainable organization will be explored, including closed-loop supply chains (product repair remanufacturing and recycling), environmental regulation (including recent EU directives on electronics waste, reduction of hazardous substances, tires, etc.), industrial ecology (basic tools including life-cycle assessment), voluntary environmental labeling (e.g., Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool), extended producer responsibility, servicizing, designing products for recovery and developing a sustainability strategy.

To sign up for the class, students need to contact Teresa Lehman at and request to be added.

Any questions about the course should be directed to professor Daniel Guide at

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