Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response
Numerous tactical decisions must be made in the response to a public health or humanitarian event. 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.
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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Certificate Participants: To receive a certificate course price of $2,000 per course, you must enroll and pay for all courses required to earn the certificate. Otherwise you will be prompted to pay the $2,400 regular rate per course (a total of $7200). – Use coupon code SCL-HHS
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
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Tactical and strategic members of non-governmental organizations, 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
Optimize procurement decisions considering key factors affecting inventory policies such as lead time, variability and product type (e.g., perishable goods).
Compare and contrast inventory techniques for a single event versus ongoing operations.
Evaluate resource allocation tradeoffs in response to a health or humanitarian crisis and develop policies for the allocation of scarce resources in alignment with the supply chain network.
Develop resource allocation and transportation strategies in alignment with the supply chain network structure.
Develop strategies for allocating funds incorporating the interdependencies of decisions across time and space.
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.
Readings, case studies, spreadsheet files and lecture slides
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