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Wednesday, May 13 2020
9:00am - 5:00pm
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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SCL Course: Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Numerous tactical decisions must be made in the midst of public health and humanitarian challenges. Many of these decisions are concerned with the timely and efficient procurement, allocation, and distribution of resources (e.g. funds, supplies, volunteers) through a supply chain. 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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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

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.
  • 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

  • Procurement decisions
  • Inventory techniques for a single event versus ongoing operations
  • Resource allocation trade-offs
  • Resource allocation and transportation strategies
  • Fund allocation 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.

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 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