Executive Program - Coping with Carbon: Sustainable Strategies for the Transportation and Logistics Enterprise

September 14-16, 2010

Coping with carbon is a clear challenge for all transportation modes and for those providing a wide range of supply chain services. This groundbreaking program will incorporate issues and strategies
relevant to numerous transport and supply-chain decisions. Participants will benefit from interaction with executive-level peers, logistics managers, and academics representing a wide range of transportation modes.

An underlying principle of the program is that, while each mode and method of transportation and every aspect of supply-chain management faces different challenges, what is being done or contemplated in one setting (e.g., a transportation mode) will prove of interest and value to others that produce or “consume” transport and logistics services. Innovations for limiting carbon emissions and for energy conservation through technology and revised operating practices will also be stressed.

Sample questions that will be addressed:

  • What fuel substitutions are available to reduce carbon emissions?

  • Which technological advances are the most likely – and most practical – to reduce the release of carbon?

  • What are the implications for competition between carriers and logistics services providers?

  • Will domestic-only carriers be subject to different constraints than international carriers?

  • What are the economic trade-offs between being “green” and increasing investment in inventory?

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Course Format

Coping with Carbon will feature a series of 90-minute lecture/discussion sessions. Leaders will be highly qualified individuals from the academic community as well as others directly concerned with environmental mitigation. While several sessions will cover relevant theories, both scientific and economic, the greatest amount of time will be devoted to presentations by those with practical experience and responsibilities central to the challenge of "Coping with Carbon."