Available dates

May 11—12, 2020
2 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 2400
USD 1200 per day


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About the course

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.

What You Will Learn

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

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.

Course Content


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.

Trust the experts

Ozlem Ergun

Dr. Ergun is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. She was the Coca-Cola Associate Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology until August 2014. She has also a co-founded and co-directed the Health an...


Pinar Keskinocak

Pinar Keskinocak is the William W. George Chair and Professor, and co-founder and Director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech. Dr. Keskinocak has over 20 years of experience in supply chain management, with a focus on health and humanitarian sectors. Her work has f...


Julie Swann

Julie Swann is the Department Head and the A. Doug Allison Distinguished Professor in the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to ...


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