Time: 8 January – 29 April 2024
Place: Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places: 10
Target group: Everyone interested in the topic
Lecturer: Salla Vaahersalo

Credited in degree at Xamk: Bachelor of Engineering, Degree programme in  Logistics / All Bachelor level degrees
Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum: Optional studies
Enrolment by: 27 December 2023
Price: EUR 12 / credit or semester fee EUR 175. You can read more about our payment policy here.

Please note that enrolment for Xamk Pulse studies is binding, and it is not possible to cancel a student place free of charge. After receiving a student place, you will be charged a fee according to our price list. The fee will not be refunded even if you discontinue your studies.  However, if you will not be starting your studies, please let us know in good time so that we can remove you from the course. This way, there will not be a record of an incomplete course in your information in Peppi. Cancellation must be sent to openstudies@xamk.fi. 

Please, notice that the fee for one semester will not be refunded, if the combined fees for your chosen studies remain below EUR 175 or you cancel your studies.

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice that
Xamk degree students can enrol on this course only via Peppi or Tuudo.

Learning outcomes:

Sustainability in demand-supply chains 2 ECTS cr
The student knows what is ethical demand-supply chain and what sustainability and company responsibility mean in demand-supply chains.
The student is familiar with the significance of ethics and need for creating ethical demand-supply chains.

Monitoring and measuring 1 ECTS cr
The student knows the basic methods of measuring sustainability.

Government´s role 1 ECTS cr
The student knows the government´s role in promoting sustainability.

Promotion of ethics 1 ECTS cr
The student knows how lean and green thinking support ethical operaiton in demand-supply chains.

Contents and methods:

Sustainability in demand-supply chains 2 ECTS cr

  • What are logistics and SCM/DSCM?
  • What is ethical operation in demand-supply chains?
  • What factors encourage and constrain ethical practices in demand-supply chains?

Monitoring and Measuring 1 ECTS cr

  • Why and how to measure sustainability?

Government´s role 1 ECTS cr

  • What is the role of the government in promoting company responsibility?

Supporting Ethicality 1 ECTS cr

  • How do lean management and green logistics support ethical operation?

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material:
Provided when course starts.

Assessment methods and criteria:
Assessment is based on exams and assignments on Learn. 

Assessment scale: 
1 – 5   Excellent (5), Good (3-4), Satisfactory (1-2), Fail (0)

The Transcript of records will be delivered automatically by email in PDF form. You can read more about the the Transcript of records on: Information on Open UAS, Xamk Pulse studies.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Xamk Pulse, openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
The enrolment is binding. You will be charged. Study place cannot be canceled free of charge. You can still cancel your enrolment, but the course fee will not be refunded. Cancellation must be sent to openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive a course invitation by email.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.

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