Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations

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.

Course ID: LOG 5001P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course is taught in a classroom but includes an online pre-course to be completed before the classroom session begins.

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
15180 May 11, 2015 May 12, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,400
16438 May 9, 2016 May 17, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,400
17364 May 15, 2017 May 16, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,400
18358 May 14, 2018 May 15, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,400

Special Discounts

  • Register and pay for all three required Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Certificate courses and receive a discount of $400 off per course. Enter coupon code SCL-HHS at checkout.
  • Returning students of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses or alumni of GT EMIL and MSSCE programs are eligible to receive a 10% discount. Enter coupon code SCL-Alum at checkout.
  • Members of certain organizations are eligible to receive a 10% discount. Enter coupon code SCL-Org at checkout.

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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: Joscelyn Cooper