Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organisations


Course name Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organisations
Institution UNDP
Location Various - Please contact course host for specific details.
Language English
Contact information

Singer, Deborah

Tel: +1 (212) 906-5000


Course objective

The aim of this course is to provide participants with:

•A clear understanding of the principles of effective supply chain arrangements and to understand methods of mitigating risks and how to optimise the organisation’s supply chain

•The capability to plan, implement and evaluate a logistical exercise appropriate to the value/risk of the goods being procured and transported

By the end of the programme, participants will:

•Be able to describe the principles of supply chain

management and determine the appropriate logistical arrangements for a range of requirements

•Understand the need for insurance and the types of

coverage available

•Understand the pros and cons of different Incoterms

and the appropriate use of Incoterms

•Know about loss prevention, means and actions to

put in place to minimise or prevent loss

•Know about customs procedures and documentation and the most common documents required for export/import

•Be able to decide on methods of shipment depending on various factors

•Understand the functions of the Air Waybill (AWB)

and Bill of Lading (B/L)

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

•Supply chain management principles, processes and procedures

•Logistic goals and objectives

•Modes of transportation

•Freight forwarding arrangements

•The role of the Freight Forwarder

•Purpose of shipping documents

•Incoterms 2010 and their appropriate use

•Packing and marking

•Loss prevention

•Customs clearance procedures and documentation

•Need for insurance and different types of coverage

•Warehouse and Inventory Management

•On-site facility tour

Total time commitment 3 days
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited No
Accredited by Not indicated - please contact the course host for this information.
Attendance mode In-person
Attendance description

This course will take place over three days.

Incentives Not Specified
Incentives description


Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Other
Pre-requisites Not Indicated
Pre-requisites description


Course fee $1,375
Discount available No
Discount description

Please contact the course host for this information

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

This course is designed for those working in the public sector interested in gaining a comprehensive overview of appropriate supply chain management, logistics and Incoterms. Specifically, it is relevant to those new to the procurement function or logistics, or those who have worked in the function for some time, but have not previously undertaken formal training. Additionally, those working in functions that include close interaction with the procurement or logistics function, such as programme and project staff who would like a closer understanding of supply chain management activities would find this course relevant.

This course will be held in Vienna, Austria on September 24-26.