Sustainability in Logistics, Warehousing, and Distribution Practice

Under­stand how to decrease envi­ron­men­tal impact in the areas of logis­tics, dis­tri­b­u­tion, and ware­hous­ing oper­a­tions. Learn about tech­nolo­gies that can affect effi­cien­cies and con­nec­tiv­i­ty, includ­ing QR codes, VMI solu­tions, RFID appli­ca­tions, autonomous vehi­cles, and replen­ish­ment options. Explore ways of reduc­ing emis­sions in fleet oper­a­tions and find out about pack­ag­ing mate­r­i­al alter­na­tives and GHG foot­print esti­mates. Dis­cuss issues such as out­sourc­ing, sched­ul­ing options through 3PLs, and sup­ply chain strate­gies for resilien­cy to mit­i­gate risks.
Course at a glance
  • Whether you are in the retail, commercial, consumer, or industry sector, this course will help you to find answers to the new challenges in warehousing and distribution.
  • Find out how innovation and technologies are improving services through Canadian and global examples, references, and cases.
  • Aimed both at experienced professionals in logistics and distribution management and those transitioning into the area.
  • Learn through interactive exercises, discussions, slides, and interviews with top executives who contributed their input into leading practices.
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

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This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.


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