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 tel4@psu.edu and request to be added.

Any questions about the course should be directed to professor Daniel Guide at drg16@psu.edu.

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