Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management
|Course name||Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management|
|Institution||Georgia Tech, Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems|
|Contact information|| |
Marketing and External Affairs
Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (HHS)
Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
|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.
|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|
|Degree name||Professional Certificate in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management|
|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 description|| |
|Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate)||85|
|Pre-requisites description|| |
|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 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.