The Sustainable Supply Systems: Manufacturing to Retail course addresses the sustainability issues associated with manufacturing and retail across a range of food and drink sectors, continuing the analysis of the supply system begun in Sustainable Supply Systems - Production to Processing (though both courses can be taken individually). Through three consecutive days ofworkshops hosted by the University of Reading and featuring speakers from across academia and industry, you will be introduced to a range of topics such as farming production methods, environmental protection, and how current informs sustainable practices.
After completing the course, you will have an excellent understanding of sustainability issues facing manufacturers, retailers, and other areas such as food service. You will be able to evaluate current and future technologies from a sustainability perspective and have the capacity to implement these ideas in your own business. This course would be particularly useful to those engaged in any area involved in this aspect of the food supply chain, as well as to professionals looking to expand their understanding of sustainability across the agrifood sector.
On completion of the course participants should be able to:
The workshop is divided into three days, each with a distinctive theme: supply chain sustainability framework, sustainable manufacturing and sustainability in retail. Participants will hear from experts in each field and topics will cover sustainability principles and practices from a range of company types within the food and drink sector, different farming production methods, environmental protection, new developments in farming that address sustainability, and how currentis informing sustainable practice. Talks are accompanied by debates and interactive activities.
This course will be delivered via a 3-day intensive on-workshop that will include 20 hours of academic-led seminars and group discussions supported by expert outside speakers and 10 hours of independent learning and group work.
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP
T. +44 (0)330 333 4530