Responsive Supply Chain Design and Operations

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Responsive Supply Chain Design and Operations

Course Description

Meeting demand in a timely and cost-effective manner is important both in public and private supply chains, and heavily depend on the design and operation of these supply chains. Demand is affected by ongoing factors such as local economy, infrastructure, and geographic location, as well as unexpected events such as natural or manmade disasters or other large-scale disruptions. Designing and operating responsive supply chains requires the consideration of uncertainty in timing, scope, scale, and understanding of various topics such as forecasting, distribution network design, and inventory management. This course will examine methods and models for making supply chain design and operational decisions and explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event or long-term strategy for meeting the need of customers and beneficiaries.

Course Content





    Requirements & Materials

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    After you complete your registration follow the "How to Access Your Course Content" instructions which display on the session details (summary) page for this course.

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



    • Readings, case studies, spreadsheet files and lecture slides


    • Laptop with Microsoft Excel and wi-fi capability

    Session Details

    • 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. Review coupon instructions for more information.

    Who Should Attend

    This course is designed for representatives from governmental or non-governmental organizations, private corporations, military, and foundations, including but not limited to senior executives overseeing administrative and operational functions of an organization, logistics and supply chain managers, program managers, directors of field operations, directors of emergency/disaster preparedness and response, and public health professionals.

    Supply chain and logistics professionals learning in classroom

    What You Will Learn

    • Network modeling approaches
    • Forecasting techniques
    • Strategies for making decisions under uncertainty
    • Other data-driven analytical approaches
    Supply chain professionals collaborating in warehouse

    How You Will Benefit

    • Provide immediate impact to your 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 organizations and team members get 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.
    • Transform the humanitarian sector with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply-chain management.
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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
    Team Lead


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