June 8, 2016 Sustainable Supply Chain Management – Dr. Chris Beehner
Networking and Professional Development Event on June 8, 2016. The topic will be “Sustainable Supply Chain Management“.
Dr. Beehner developed and teaches a sustainable business course for Seminole State, and recently served as a sustainable business panelist at a United Nations (UN) Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRiME) meeting. He will be presenting an introduction to the topic of sustainable supply chain management.
Sustainability has been defined as the ability to preserve present resources for future generations to equally enjoy. While sustainability might sound like a noble cause better left to non-profits, it has emerged as business process beneficial to all stakeholders. Through life cycle analysis and a focus on the three P’s (people, planet & profits), corporations large and small have profited from the sustainability movement. The ecomagination initiative at global giant General Electric produced savings of $350 million, and sustainability-related revenue of $200 billion over a ten year period. Dr. Beehner will share key points from academic and business literature demonstrating that the supply chain provides the greatest opportunity for corporations to promote sustainability while maximizing profits. Sustainability will be introduced as a concept that is two shades of green: ecologically beneficial, and financially profitable.
Dr. Chris Beehner is a professor at Seminole State College of Florida where he teaches courses in the Bachelor of Science in Business & Information Management. Last year, he led the launch of both an Associate’s degree, and a college credit certificate in Supply Chain Management. In addition to teaching full-time at SSC, he also teaches graduate courses in distribution, logistics, and leadership at the Orlando campus of Florida Institute of Technology. Last year, he earned the Doctor of Business Administration degree from Northcentral University. Prior to becoming a full-time professor, Chris was employed for eighteen years in various supply chain management roles in the distribution industry. He and his wife currently live in Volusia County, where he is active with his two sons in the Boy Scouts of America.