About the program

For an organization to build a sustainable business, their supply chains need to be sustainable. Only when the line managers in the supply chain take decisions based on sustainability considerations in addition to the traditional drivers of cost, capacity, and service levels, will the sustainability initiatives of companies truly take off.

This course will provide the core set of concepts that supply chain executives need, as well as experiential understanding as to what it means to build and manage a sustainable business. Equipped with this learning they would be able to contribute significantly to building a sustainable business at their respective companies.

A sustainable supply chain course is very timely, especially considering the growing global emphasis on sustainability and responsible business practice. It prepares individuals and organizations to address environmental and social challenges, comply with regulations, meet consumer expectations, and create long-term value.


The programme will teach a set of foundational concepts around sustainable supply chains across all supply chain functions and cover the interdisciplinary aspects in managing supply chains. Building an aligned supply chain – where the parts of the whole are in sync with the company strategy – involves understanding the nuances of the various interactions between supply chain functions and the impact of upstream and downstream decisions on these functions. When sustainability is added to the mix, these decisions to achieve alignment become that much more complex and demanding. The experiential learning component will attempt to highlight these and provide guidance on how participants can apply the learnings within the context of their jobs. 

The programme will focus on contemporary topics in Sustainable Supply Chain Management. It will develop necessary knowledge & understanding of the processes and techniques used in building a sustainable supply chain, so that participants can challenge, innovate, and solve problems. 

The Key Learning Objectives of the Programme are: 

  • Develop an understanding of core sustainable supply chain concepts and applications – across sourcing, manufacturing, distribution functions. Understand the importance of circular supply chains and supply chain transparency and traceability.
  • Apply contemporary tools and techniques to improve the performance of Supply Chains, while also improving sustainability metrics by experiencing managing a simulated business to achieve sustainability.
  • Understand major emerging trends and interdisciplinary concepts in the area of Sustainable Supply Chains. 

Program duration: 

This open program is designed as a 3-day residential program to be conducted on the IIM Udaipur campus. Participants are required to travel to Udaipur to attend the program in person. Since it is a residential program, participants will be accommodated in a suitable hotel on a single occupancy basis.

Program content: 

  • Introduction to sustainability
    • What is sustainability?
    • Historic perspectives of sustainability
    • Economic, Environmental and Societal Impact
    • UN SGD Goals and role of corporations and individuals
  • Sustainable Supply Chains – An Intro
    • Intro to The Triple Connection (TTC) – A simulation experience.
    • TTC Booster Level 1 – making decisions in TTC
  • Exploring TTC
    • SSC – Concepts introduction
    • Exploring workload & worker safety in the value chain – TTC Booster Level 2
    • Exploring Waste and Water footprint in the value chain – TTC Booster Level 3
    • Exploring people practices (child labour reduction, sustainable income) – TTC Booster Level 4
  • Sustainable Supply Chain – Strategy
    • Intro to Team Play
    • Team Game Play
    • Sustainability in Supply Chains – a look at the interrelationships and impact on strategy.
  • Sustainable Supply Chain – Alignment


Highly interactive, consisting of a judicious blend of lectures, case discussions, simulation gameplay and assignments.

Target audience:

Managers who want to gain a comprehensive understanding how to manage Supply Chains for sustainability in addition to meeting core performance metrics & Professionals aspiring to enter and grow their careers in the sustainability domain.


Interested & eligible candidates may apply online using the link in the “Apply now” column and make the payment.

Acceptance of applications:

All the applications received till the last date will be evaluated by a faculty panel, and the candidates who are found eligible will be intimated via email by the ExEd office.
If a candidate is noy selected, the amount paid by such candidates will be refunded in due course by the Institute.

Program dates:

Start Date: Thursday, August 08, 2024

End Date: Saturday, August 10, 2024

Early Bird Discount (EBD) till: 

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Last date for application: 

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Last date for withdrawal:

Thursday, July 25, 2024

Program fee:

Rs 94,400 (Rs 80,000 + 18% GST) to be paid along with the application form.

Early bird discount (EBD): 

Applications received on or before June 27, 2024, will attract an early bird discount of 5% on the fee before tax per participant.

The amount payable with EBD will be Rs. 89,680 (Rs 76,000+18% GST)

Corporate/group discounts:

Any company sponsoring three or more candidates will be given a corporate discount based on the number of participants sponsored for that program. 

For further details, please get in touch with the ExEd office.


Srinivas R Pingali

Program Director

Professor Srinivas Pingali has over three decades of varied experience in education and training, product development and, sales & marketing in multinationals, entrepreneurial companies and academic institutions.

He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur. He teaches various courses, including Digital Transformation, Digital Technologies, B2B Markets, Digital Marketing, and Entrepreneurship.

Srinivas conducts Management Development Programs for both large corporations as well as small business owners. He has co-authored two textbooks on Digital Transformation and IT Sales and Marketing in addition to a D-I-Y book for small business owners and entrepreneurs. He has also co-authored several case studies and business articles. Srinivas is a regular speaker on digital transformation, platform-based services, innovation, and SME strategies.

Srinivas is a Chemical Engineer for Osmania University, College of Technology, India and holds an MBA degree in Marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an Executive Fellow of Management (Doctoral equivalent) from the Indian School of Business

Kaushik Ghatak

Program Faculty

Kaushik has more than 30 years of experience in Business and Digital Transformation engagements globally, in leadership roles in Asia-Pacific and the USA. Currently, based in Singapore, Kaushik runs his own boutique consulting practice as a Value Advisor for Digital Technologies, Supply Chain, and Sales Performance

Before starting his own consulting and training initiative, Kaushik was at SAP as the Vice President of Industry Value Engineering and Presales Group for SAP, Southeast Asia. He was also a member of the APJ Management Development Board at SAP.

His other prior senior corporate roles have been with Oracle, IBM and PwC where he has been recognized for career achievements related to Supply Chain, Sales and Digital Excellence, and guiding teams of top talented contributors

Kaushik has been in Global and Regional roles for most of his career, and has a keen understanding of business environment and cultural nuances of different regions. He has lived in India, USA, Australia and Singapore, and have worked extensively in North America, Middle East and all the countries in Asia Pacific

Kaushik is passionate about consulting, facilitating, and mentoring. He is also associated with SMU, NTU and IIM Udaipur as Visiting/Adjunct Faculty where he takes Digital Transformation and Supply chain courses for Graduate and Undergraduate students.

Kaushik holds a PhD in Supply Chain Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a Bachelor of Engineering from NIT Trichy.

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