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Supply Chain Ethics for Managers

$ 1,900.00


20 May




6 hrs


Avg 10 hrs/wk

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Lead academic

Dr Maruf Chowdhury

Dr Maruf Chowdhury
Associate Professor, Management Discipline Group

Maruf is Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management at UTS Business School and is the program director of the Master of Strategic Supply Chain Management. Prior to joining UTS, Maruf held academic positions at the University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the University of Chittagong.

Maruf regularly publishes research articles in the top-tier journals of operations and supply chain management. His research interests includes supply chain sustainability, resilience, circular supply chain, applied operations research and system dynamic modelling. Maruf also has professional experience in such industrial settings as the textile and apparel industry (consultant) and petroleum refinery (procurement manager). 

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Dr Phi Yen Phan

Dr Phi Yen Phan
Casual Lecturer, Tutor and Research Assistant

Yen completed her doctoral research on supply chain innovation through UTS Business School in 2021, after previously receiving a Master's degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Sheffield Hallam University, England. Her teaching and research interests span a wide range of disciplines, including operations management, logistics and supply chain management, innovation, dynamic capability building, sustainability and business and social impact.

Yen has worked at UTS as a casual lecturer, tutor and a research assistant since early 2018. She has published in top-tiered academic journals and books and her work has been presented at international conferences.

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Designed to enrich your understanding of ethical supply chain management, this microcredential presents a transformative opportunity for logistics and supply chain decision-makers to navigate the intricacies of ethical decision-making.

About this microcredential

In a world where consumer expectations, governmental regulations, and non-government organisations (NGOs) influence are reshaping business paradigms, the demand for supply chain transparency has reached unprecedented levels. 

With global initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact shaping the discourse and international legislations coming into effect, organisational supply chain ethical considerations are paramount. This microcredential will equip you with the acumen to adeptly respond to supply chain ethics challenges, ensuring success in a responsible and ethical business environment.

Key benefits of this microcredential

This microcredential has been designed to equip you with:

  • An understanding of best practices for ethical supply chain management, including identifying modern slavery within supply chains
  • The skills to identify opportunities to implement ethical and safe practices across driver and other logistical roles
  • Knowledge of the impacts of ethical and sustainable practices in supply chain, including fair pay, safety and working hours.

This microcredential aligns with the 3-credit point subject, Supply Chain Ethics for Decision Makers (21899) in the Business Masters’ Coursework. This microcredential may qualify for recognition of prior learning at this and other institutions.

Who should do this microcredential?

This microcredential would suit anyone responsible for decision making within the freight and logistics industry, to impart awareness of ethical issues inherent within supply chains. It is suitable for, but not limited to:

  • Procurement managers, supervisors and leads
  • Operations, logistics or production managers, supervisors and leads
  • Supply chain managers
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG) or sustainability officers
  • Legal or compliance officers or managers
  • SME suppliers (particularly those who do not have reporting requirements under Australia’s modern slavery laws).


Full price: $1900 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

Payment on invoice requests must be paid in full and reconciled by our Finance team before you can access your online course materials. Please make sure your invoice payments reference the UTS Open invoice number. You can also forward remittance advice to

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Additional course information

Course outline

This microcredential is of six weeks duration (60 hours of learning), comprising three online modules, with a one hour facilitated and interactive Zoom session per week. Independent study and completion of assessments will also be required.

The following topics will be covered during the microcredential:

  • Supply chain process and strategies
  • Ethical and sustainable supply chain
  • Ethical procurement
  • Procurement and supply chain sustainability compliances
  • Sustainability standards, governance and reporting
  • Practical implications.

Course learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Apply best practices of ethical supply chain including negating modern slavery within supply
  • Critically analyse opportunities to implement ethical and safe practices across driver and other logistical roles
  • Evaluate impacts of ethical and sustainable practices in supply chain, including fair pay, safety and working hours.


Participants are required to complete both assessment tasks and achieve at least 50 per cent of the total available grade in order to successfully complete this microcredential. The assessments are due in weeks 4 and 6. 

  • Assessment task 1: Ethics and sustainability risk factors (weight: 40%)
  • Assessment task 2: Mitigating ethics and sustainability risks (weight 60%).



To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas and Zoom.

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Course delivery

  • The webinar sessions for this course will be delivered via Zoom – the meeting link will be provided to enrolled participants via Canvas and email.

Contact us

  • If you are an organisation wishing to enrol your staff into this course, please email
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Book a session

Mon 20 May 2024-
Sun 30 Jun 2024
Expert: Dr Maruf Chowdhury, Dr Phi Yen Phan
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Enrolments close Sunday, 19 May 2024 (AEST) or when all places have been filled, whichever occurs first. If you anticipate a late enrolment, please email Note that invoices must be paid in full and reconciled by our Finance team before you can access your online course materials.


Acknowledgement of Country

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.