SCL Course: Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday May 13, 2019 - Tuesday May 14, 2019
      8:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Location: Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
  • Phone:
  • URL: https://pe.gatech.edu/global-learning-center
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    Please see course registration page
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Contact

info@scl.gatech.edu

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event or long-term development

Full Summary: This course will examine methods and models for making pre-planning decisions and explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event or long-term strategy for sustaining wellness.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Delivering sustainable solutions for public health and humanitarian events is generally impacted by dynamic and hard-to-measure factors such as geographic location, social and political conditions, as well as local economy and infrastructure. Mapping long-term development efforts and responding to healthcare or humanitarian challenges often involves uncertainty in timing, scope, or scale. Pre-planning for these efforts requires an understanding of various topics such as forecasting, distribution, network design, and inventory management. This course will examine methods and models for making pre-planning decisions and explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event or long-term strategy for sustaining wellness.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is designed for tactical and strategic members of non-governmental organizations and private corporations involved in the humanitarian relief efforts, as well as U.S. federal, state and local government employees; humanitarian foundation members; program managers; directors of field operations; disaster relief managers; directors of logistics and inventory; and logistics officers.

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.

WHAT IS COVERED

  • Analytical models
  • A network approach
  • Forecasting techniques
  • Uncertain events strategies

COURSE MATERIALS

Provided

  • Participants receive readings, case studies, spreadsheet files, and lecture slides, and will be given access to the pre-course web-based activities.

Recommended

  • Students need a laptop with Microsoft Excel and the ability to connect to a high-speed internet connection (internet access is provided for onsite portions of course).

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

Students need a laptop with Microsoft Excel and the ability to connect to a high-speed internet connection (internet access is provided for onsite portions of course).

COURSE PREREQUISITES

For those interested in earning the Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Certificate, this course is the first of the three-course certificate program. To earn the certificate, participants must register and complete the following courses within three years:

  1. Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations
  2. Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response
  3. Systems Operations and Strategic Interactions in Health and Humanitarian Supply Chains

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

The Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL), Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems (CHHS), H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE)

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Career/Professional development
Keywords
Supply Chain, Logistics, Humanitarian
Status
  • Created By: jkim3096
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  • Created On: Aug 23, 2018 - 10:04am
  • Last Updated: Mar 11, 2019 - 10:39am