Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management

Overview

Course name Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management
Institution Georgia Tech, Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems
Location USA, Georgia
Website http://humanitarian.scl.gatech.edu/professional-education
Language English
Contact information

Meghan Smithgall

Marketing and External Affairs

Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (HHS)

Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ph: 404-385-1432

Email: HHS@isye.gatech.edu

Details

Course objective

The courses are developed for practitioners seeking to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response operations planning, and system design. Courses include many interactive components, such as case studies and games, which help professionals in the humanitarian world to link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented.

Sector NGO
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

COURSE 1- Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations: Pre-planning strategy includes forecasting, distribution network design and strategies for managing the uncertainty.

COURSE 2- Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response: timely and efficient procurement, allocation and distribution of resources (e.g. funds, supplies, volunteers) through a supply chain and methodologies for tactical decision making, including procurement and inventory policies, strategies for distribution and allocation of limited resources and transportation decisions.

COURSE 3- Systems Operations in Health and Humanitarian Response: conceptual and modeling skills to understand and effectively manage humanitarian response from a systems perspective and methods for improving coordination and collaboration, addressing demand dependencies and reliably measuring and evaluating system performance.

Total time commitment 45 hours
Focus commodity Health, including RH
Accredited Yes
Accredited by Other
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name Professional Certificate in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management
Attendance mode Combination
Attendance description

Pre-course work module online (10 hours total for all three courses) and in-person attendance for 6-day program at Georgia Tech in Atlanta (35 lecture hours).

Incentives No
Incentives description

NA

Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 85
Audience Practitioner
Pre-requisites No
Pre-requisites description

NA

Course fee $6,000
Course fee description

The certificate program fee is $6000 ($2000 per course). There are a limited number of full scholarships available to practitioners from NGOs and those working in developing countries, subject to approval. Please inquire for eligibility or apply online at hhls.scl.gatec

Discount available Yes
Discount description

In addition to the full scholarships, there may be opportunities for course discounts depending on availability of scholarship funds. Please apply for the scholarship online or e-mail HHS@isye.gatech.edu for inquiries.

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

This professional certificate program is designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and military who are active participants in humanitarian operations including disaster response, long term development and public health operations. The courses are developed for practitioners seeking to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response operations planning, and system design. Courses include many interactive components, such as case studies and games, which help professionals in the humanitarian world to link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented.