green supply chain and reverse logistics management

AIms of the course

  • Comprehend the integration of ecological behavior within the business philosophy of supply chain management;
  • Learn which regulations of different global players (EU, USA, China, India, South Korea, Brazil) drive the green initiatives in practice;
  • Understand how green initiatives drive the supply chains to be more competitive;
  • Learn how green initiatives are integrated into different activities of supply chain operations in practice (procurement, production, packaging, storage, marketing, distribution, reverse logistics);
  • Comprehend the vast process of reverse logistics, by managing its activities, players and return options.


  • The evolution of ecological concepts within the supply chain management
  • Green supply chain management regulations (EU directives, USA legislation, regulations in emerging economies)
  • Creating a competitive green supply chain
  • Managing the main activities of the green supply chain
  • The elements of the reverse logistics process
  • The participants of the reverse logistics process
  • Managing the phases of the reverse logistics process

course oUTCOMes

Upon completion of the course it is expected that the student is able:

  • To understand the green supply chain concepts;
  • To comprehend different EU regulations concerning green initiatives (WEEE, ROHS, REACH, EUP, ELV, RES, CVD directives of the EU);
  • To manage and design the green procurement, production, packaging, storage, marketing and distribution solutions in practice;
  • To understand the way the reverse logistics market functions and finding potential business ideas concerning engagement within it;
  • To manage and design the solutions for different phases of the reverse logistics process in practice.