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.
Meeting demand in a timely and cost-effective manner is important both in public and private supply chains, and heavily depend on the design and operation of these supply chains. Demand is affected by ongoing factors such as local economy, infrastructure, and geographic location, as well as unexpected events such as natural or manmade disasters or other large-scale disruptions. Designing and operating responsive supply chains requires the consideration of uncertainty in timing, scope, scale, and understanding of various topics such as forecasting, distribution network design, and inventory management. This course will examine methods and models for making supply chain design and operational decisions and explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event or long-term strategy for meeting the need of customers and beneficiaries.
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 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 the efficiency, impact, and outcomes of focused initiatives or ongoing logistics and supply chain operations.
- Transform the health and humanitarian sectors with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply-chain management.
What Is Covered
- Network modeling approaches
- Forecasting techniques
- Strategies for making decisions under uncertainty
- Other data-driven analytical approaches
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
- Distribution Network Design – 2 hours
- Forecasting – 1.5 hours
- Participants receive readings, case studies, spreadsheet files, and lecture slides, and will be given access to the pre-course web-based activities.
- 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 Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information
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:
- Responsive Supply Chain Design and Operations
- Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains
- 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.
This course provides for 1.40 continuing education units (CEUs).
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 EST each day.