Online Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains Course

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday July 20, 2020 - Friday July 24, 2020
      9:30 am - 12:59 pm
  • Location: Online
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    Please see course registration page
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Summary Sentence: Inventory availability is the most important aspect of customer service, and the cost of inventory is one of the most important entries on a company's balance sheet.

Full Summary: 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.

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Note: This course has been transitioned to an online format for 2020.

Classes will be taught by LIVE video instruction similar to the experience you would receive in person with the same interactive components. Each course will run for 1-week Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 1:00pm EDT each day.

Course Description

Many Supply Chain decisions are concerned with the timely and efficient procurement, allocation, and distribution of resources (e.g. funds, supplies, volunteers, money, employees) through a supply chain network. This course will explore methodologies for “medium term” decision making including procurement and inventory policies, strategies for distribution and allocation of limited resources, and supply chain design.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for representatives from governmental or non-governmental organizations, private corporations, military, and foundations, including but not limited to senior executives overseeing administrative and operational functions of an organization, logistics and supply chain managers, program managers, directors of field operations, directors of emergency/disaster preparedness and response, and public health professionals.

How You Will Benefit

  • Provide immediate impact to your organization through 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 your organization and team members get and stay ahead of the curve.

What Is Covered

  • Procurement decisions
  • Inventory management techniques for a single event versus ongoing operations under uncertainty
  • Strategies for resource allocation geographically and over time
Pre-Course Activities (2.5 hrs) - Online via GTPE platform
Classroom Activities (2 days) - Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
**online class format (4 days) - Online GTPE platform

NOTE: Pre-course activities will conducted online using the CANVAS online learning management system. Access instructions will be provided to registrants when details become available.

Pre-Course Activities - Conducted online via GTPE online platform
  • Game Theory/Incentives- “Game Theory in Supply Chain,” on Game Theory and SCM – 2 hours
  • System Dynamics- “System Dynamics” pre-reading and VenSim SARS data – 2 hours

Course Materials


  • Readings, case studies, spreadsheet files and lecture slides


  • Laptop with Microsoft Excel and wi-fi capability

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

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

  1. Responsive Supply Chain Design and Operations
  2. Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains
  3. Systems Operations and Strategic Interactions in Supply Chains

The Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Professional Certificate Program is an executive education program designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and the military who are active participants in health and humanitarian sectors. 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.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 1.40 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Instructors

Julie SwannPinar Keskinocak

Course Fees

Standard: $2,400.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $2,160.00, Certificate: $1,992.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed course fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses, you will receive a 10% discount which you will enter at the "Check Out" page. Use Coupon Code SCL-Alum.

There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations, to those who prepay for all the courses in a specific certificate, to active/retired military, or to members of certain organizations (click this link for a listing).

Discounts cannot be combined or used for online formatted courses. To receive the coupon code for these discounts, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration

The program fee for In Person courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If CHHS must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

**The 2020 Virtual Program, will also be offered at a reduced cost of $4,200 (originally $6,000). Courses taken individually (not the full 3 course program) will be $1800 each rather than the original fee of $2400.

In Person Course Times

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • Morning session (8:30am-12:30pm)
  • Lunch (12:30am-1:30pm)
  • Afternoon session (1:30am-5:00pm)

Online Course Times

Each course will run for 1-week Monday through Thursday from 9:30am to 1:00pm EDT each day.

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

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

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