Using Integrated Teaming to Enhance Sustainability Supply Chain Curriculum


Today's engineer faces a complex assortment of challenges in the modern global business environment including mastery of concepts for sustainability and globalization. Awareness of these issues should be an essential component of any engineering management curriculum, particularly those focused on supply chain design and management. This paper examines the value-added skills achieved through the addition of a global, virtual student project environment through a multi-institutional partnership. Early results revealed that students and faculty often differ on concepts for sustainability, integrated project teams, and global content. The creation of modules and cases designed to address these deficiencies in the basic understanding of sustainability are discussed. The addition to the realm of engineering management conceptual knowledge will create a highly skilled, competitive workforce capable of understanding global forces driving complex environmental systems.

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31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management (2010: Oct. 13-16, Fayetteville, AR)


Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

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Engineering Management Education; Globalization; Integrated Teaming; Sustainability; Sustainable Supply Chains; Complex Environmental Systems; Global Business Environments; Curricula; Engineering; Human Resource Management; Students

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