Full course description

Course Date:

Oct 24, 2016 - Feb 28, 2017


3 weeks


10 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge, Certificate


An experienced supply chain manager must be able to identify the types of risks that can impact the supply chain, and create an agile business plan to ensure service to the customers. This course will teach you to recognize these risks and create business plans to prepare for them. Learning resources will help you assess the current business supply chain and design a risk management plan. In the final project, you will propose a realistic plan to prepare for the risks identified in your business supply chain. A qualified assessor will use a rubric to grade your final assessment and provide feedback.


  • Identify areas of supply chain risk
  • Evaluate and prioritize different supply chain risk
  • Assess feasibility of a supply chain risk preparation plan.

Course Authors

Steve Dunn, Ph.D. CPIM

Steve Dunn, Ph.D. CPIM

Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Steve teaches in UWO’s innovative Sustainability Management Minor and serves as Chair of the Finance and Business Law Department in the College of Business. He is also campus director of the Master of Science in Sustainability Management degree, a fully online program. He has also developed and teaches the supply chain management portion of the UWO Executive MBA program. Read More.

Dr. Dunn received his Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University’s top-ranked program in Supply Chain Management. He has worked overseas with USAID, where he developed a series on ‘Greening the Supply Chain’, and the World Resources Institute, where he participated in their Business Environment Learning and Leadership program. He has also taught in the visiting scholar program at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University in Sweden. At Idaho State University, he developed courses in Environmental Management, founded the Institute for Business and the Environment and helped design a certificate program in Hazardous Waste Management. Prior to his academic career, Steve held various analyst and managerial positions at Labatt and Heinz including plant operations manager and project manager for MRPII. Dr. Dunn is also a partner in the Sage Group, a strategic management consulting firm.

Steve’s research over the years reflects the wide variety of projects he has been involved with both academically and consulting. His 1995 article on Environmentally Responsible Logistics Systems is a seminal piece on the impact of daily organizational decision making and long term environmental impact. It was a harbinger of today’s corporate interest in sustainable lines of supply. His second book, The Green Baron (2007), is a parable about a CEO who transforms his thinking about the natural environment. His current research focuses on the supply chain/entrepreneurship interface as a model for solving seemingly intractable problems.