Pre-Course for LOG 5002P: Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains

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Pre-Course for LOG 5002P: Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains

Course Description

Numerous tactical decisions must be made in the midst of public health and humanitarian challenges. Many of these decisions are concerned with the timely and efficient procurement, allocation, and distribution of resources (e.g. funds, supplies, volunteers) through a supply chain. This course will explore methodologies for tactical decision making including procurement and inventory policies, strategies for distribution and allocation of limited resources, and transportation decisions.

Course Content


  • Introduction to tactical decision making for supply chain design
  • Inventory management subject to uncertain demand


  • Resource allocation
  • Network design and pooling
Requirements & Materials

Important Information

This is a required course for another course and cannot be purchased from this page.

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for tactical and strategic members of nongovernmental organizations; private corporations involved in humanitarian response or healthcare delivery; members of other health and humanitarian organizations; local, state, or federal government employees; foreign government or public health officials; representatives of foundations that support health- and humanitarian-related efforts; and military personnel.

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What You Will Learn

  • How to opitmize procurement decisions
  • Inventory techniques for a single event versus ongoing operations
  • How to mitigate or reduce inventory variability and costs
  • How to increase service levels through information sharing
  • Resource allocation tradeoffs
  • How to fund allocation strategies
Humanitarian aid administrating vaccine

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain a solid understanding of the principles for high demand decision making in critical situations.
  • Aid your company or organization with practical solutions to inventory management and allocate resources.
  • Provide immediate impact to your organization through applied and real-world case studies.
  • Learn to bring NGOs, buisnesses, or government entities together to enhance collaboration, cooperation, and communication.
  • Discover current trends and procedures to help your organization and team members get and stay ahead of the curve.
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I am really impressed with the scope of subjects covered and the practical case studies in diverse sectors from health, education, and other public sector projects.

- Kenny Onasanya
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