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.
About the course
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.
What You Will Learn
- Network modeling approaches
- Forecasting techniques
- Strategies for making decisions under uncertainty
- Other data-driven analytical approaches
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.
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 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 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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