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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)


Course start dates

  • 17 July 2024
  • 2 October 2024




Online, tutor-assisted


8 weeks online, 6–10 hours per week


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CISL's courses are delivered in collaboration with digital education provider GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc. This link will take you to the GetSmarter Website.



Learn to implement tools, frameworks and strategies to build resilient and adaptive supply chains of tomorrow.

The University of Cambridge Sustainable Supply Chain Management online short course equips you with the tools to build more resilient and efficient supply chains within a rapidly evolving global context. Develop an understanding of how resource depletion and rising inequality are making supply chains increasingly vulnerable, prompting immediate action from stakeholders.


Gain valuable and relevant skills, and walk away with:

  • Key skills in building a resilient supply chain.
  • The tools needed to implement change in existing supply chains.
  • Discover the role of technology in facilitating integrated supply chains.
  • Learn how to leverage value creation within your supply chain and organisation.


CPD certified

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 80 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. CISL and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.


Find out more about our tutor-guided Sustainable Supply Chain Management online course.


ISCEA accredited

Our Sustainable Supply Chain Management online short course is accredited by the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA). ISCEA is the global leader in supply chain education, certification, and recognition courses. By completing this course, you will receive globally recognised skills in the supply chain occupation, networking opportunities with like-minded individuals, and discounted fees for Certified Sustainable Supply Chain Professional (CSSCP) certification. For more information on the benefits of taking this ISCEA-accredited course, click here.

Please note that GetSmarter and CISL bear no responsibility for the claiming of these benefits with ISCEA. The onus, therefore, falls on you to do so.


Learn to lead in a changing world

This University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership online short course is delivered in collaboration with digital education provider GetSmarter.

Join over 24,000 students globally who have already benefited from the opportunity to:

  • Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from a top-tier university, entirely online and in your own time.  
  • Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience that consistently achieves over 90 per cent course certification rate.
  • Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones.


Build resilience into your supply chain and drive sustainable transformation in your organisation.

Module 1: Essentials of supply chain management Revisit basic supply chain principles, before expanding your perspective on the impact and influence of global supply chains.

Module 2: Managing supply chains in a changing world Uncover the challenges that a Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world poses to supply chains, and the mitigating impact of a global perspective.

Module 3: Practical implications for supply chain management Expand your conception of value and rethink dependencies with a global perspective on supply chains.

Module 4: Designing efficient, resilient supply chains Discover how a life cycle approach and innovative business models can revitalise supply chain design.

Module 5: Supply chain analytics Reflect on the importance of analytics and KPIs for optimising supply chain management.

Module 6: Innovation and supply chain technology Discover the role of technology in facilitating integrated supply chains, the new frontiers of digital supply chains and the opportunities for increased traceability.

Module 7: Supply chain collaboration and partnerships Consider the range of relationships that exist within contemporary supply chains, and how to extend and strengthen these relationships to optimise the design and impact of supply chains.

Module 8: Rewiring your supply chain Recognise your ability to effect change, consolidate your support network and develop a strategy to realise your goals


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Delivered in Collaboration with GetSmarter

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is collaborating with digital education provider GetSmarter, a brand of 2U, Inc., to provide an interactive and supported online learning experience.

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“I really enjoyed the course. It had very well-collected and designed materials with great subject matter experts. The real-life examples helped to understand the current issues in supply chains around the world. I got a much wider view of supply chains and challenges around the globe. It was great working with such a diverse class, everyone brought different experiences and opinions, and shared a wide range of examples.”

Andrea Lantos, Service Delivery Pricing Manager, GlaxoSmithKline   

“I found this course to be very insightful. The focus that is given to the sustainability of the supply chain is both unfamiliar and very interesting. It presents to you the tools necessary to change your view of your supply chain and start making meaningful changes with more far-reaching effects.”

Juan Carlos Felicita, Purchasing Manager, Global International Trading