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.
About the course
Often the lack of cooperation and coordination between organizations or stakeholders lead to inefficiencies, despite having common goals. A systems view is needed to ensure appropriate use of scarce resources to meet the multiple, and often conflicting, short- and long-term goals from multiple constituents. This course will focus on conceptual and modeling skills to understand and effectively manage supply chains and operations from a systems perspective. Models will address system characteristics (e.g., demand dependencies) that drive system dynamics and policies to regulate performance. Course topics include methods for improving coordination and collaboration, addressing demand dependencies, and reliably measuring and evaluating system performance.
What You Will Learn
- Coordination and collaboration improvement
- Demand dependencies
- Inventory variability and costs mitigation and reduction
How You Will Benefit
- Identify opportunities for coordination within organizations and collaboration across organizations for increased efficiency and improved outcomes.
- Describe the strategic behavior of decision-makers and the impact of the market (or contract) structure on the participant's actions and the overall system dynamics.
- Define evaluation metrics in alignment with the system goals and structure system operations and incentives that address and evaluate these metrics.
- Incentives and coordination and collaboration
- Dependent demand
- System interactions and performance measurement
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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