Professional Education Course
Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response
Important Course Information
This course is offered in a blended format with content presented both online and face-to-face.
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Numerous tactical decisions must be made in the response to a public health or humanitarian event. 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
- Tactical & strategic members of Non-governmental organizations
- Private corporations involved in the humanitarian relief efforts
- US Federal government employees
- US State or local government employees
- Humanitarian Foundation members
- TITLES: Program Managers, Director of Field Operations, Disaster Relief Manager, Director of Logistics & Inventory, Logistics Officers
How You Will Benefit
As a participant, you will learn to:
- Optimize procurement decisions considering key factors affecting inventory policies such as lead time, variability, and product type (e.g., perishable goods).
- Compare and contrast inventory techniques for a single event versus ongoing operations.
- Evaluate resource allocation tradeoffs in response to a health or humanitarian crisis and develop policies for the allocation of scarce resources in alignment with the supply chain network.
- Develop resource allocation and transportation strategies in alignment with the supply chain network structure.
- Develop strategies for allocating funds incorporating the interdependencies of decisions across time and space.
- Provide immediate impact to their organization through learnings gained from applied and real-world case studies
- Learn to bring NGOs, businesses, and/or government entities together to enhance collaboration, cooperation, and communication
- Discover current trends and procedures to help their organizations and team members get ahead 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
- Ultimately transform the humanitarian sector with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply chain management
- Participants receive readings, case studies, spreadsheet files, and lecture slides.
- Participants should each bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel and wi-fi capability.
|PRE-COURSE ACTIVITIES (Conducted online)|
|Malaria game||1 hour|
|Day 2:||Network Design and Resource Allocation and Game|
Expected time for Pre-Course Activities total: 3 hours
NOTE: Pre-course activities will conducted online using learning management system. Access instructions will be provided to registrants when details become available.
This course is:
- a requirement for the Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Certificate.