Climate Change: Identifying Solutions through Supply Chain Archaeology
Supply chain management and archeology are two academic disciplines that rarely cross paths. Archaeology is the scientific study of past cultures and the way people lived based on the things they left behind or discarded as post-consumer waste. Supply chain management involves the movement of man-made materials as they flow from their source to end-users (customers). In this course we will explore and learn how to combine these two disciplines to research and discover opportunities to address climate change impacts by studying product life/death-cycles, consumption, and our discards. We will conduct in-class and virtual archaeological digs at waste and dumpsites globally to look for climate impacts while identifying new eco-product design solutions.