Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations

Important Course Information

This course is offered in a hybrid format with content presented both in the classroom and online (before, during or after the classroom meetings).

Course Description

Relief requirements for public health and humanitarian events are in general both unknown in size and type and are affected by dynamic and hard to measure factors such as geographic location, local economy, infrastructure, and social and political conditions. Preparing for long-term development and response to emergent events often involves uncertainty in timing, scope or scale. Pre-planning for these situations requires an understanding of forecasting, distribution network design and strategies for managing the uncertainty. This course will examine methods and models for making pre-planning decisions and explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event.

Online Pre-Course

Registrants must complete an online pre-course prior to attending the classroom course, which will automatically be added to your shopping cart when you register for the course. Access instructions will be provided upon registration.
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15180 May 11, 2015 May 12, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $2,400

Special Discounts

There are discounts available for this course. Please use one of the coupon codes below at checkout. Note: Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Alumni:  If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses or you are an alumni of the GT EMIL or MSSCE programs, you can receive 10% off of any LOG course – Use coupon code SCL-Alum

Member Organization: Members of certain organizations can receive 10% off of any LOG course (for information on member organizations visit: www.scl.gatech.edu/orgdiscount) – Use coupon code SCL-Org

Certificate Participants: To receive a certificate course price of 17% off per course, you must enroll and pay for all courses required to earn a certificate – Use coupon code SCL-Cert

Who Should Attend

Tactical and strategic members of non-governmental organizations and private corporations involved in the humanitarian relief efforts, U.S. federal government employees, U.S. state or local government employees, humanitarian foundation members, program managers, directors of field operations, disaster relief managers, director of logistics and inventory, and logistics officers

How You Will Benefit

  • Develop and apply analytical models to aid in distribution and routing decisions under uncertain conditions.

  • Identify and apply the appropriate forecasting technique considering characteristics such as seasonality and trends.

  • Provide immediate impact to their organization through learnings gained from applied and real-world case studies.

  • Learn to bring NGOs, businesses or government entities together to enhance collaboration, cooperation and communication.

  • Discover current trends and procedures to help their organizations and team members get ahead and stay ahead of the curve.

  • Build a critical knowledge base to make tactical decisions around inventory, routing and distribution.

  • Deliver best-practices to measure and evaluate outcomes of humanitarian relief efforts.

  • Ultimately transform the humanitarian sector with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply chain management.

Content

  • Overview of humanitarian logistics

  • Distribution and network design

  • Forecasting

  • Prepositioning

  • Managing uncertainty

Materials

Provided

  • Readings, case studies, spreadsheet files and lecture slides

Recommended

  • Laptop with Microsoft Excel and wi-fi capability

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Meghan Smithgall

Technology Requirements

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