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Georgia Tech Professional Education

Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management

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Description

Numerous tactical decisions must be made in the midst of public health and humanitarian challenges. 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.

What You Will Learn

  • Procurement decisions
  • Inventory techniques for a single event versus ongoing operations
  • Resource allocation trade-offs
  • Resource allocation and transportation strategies
  • Fund allocation strategies

How You Will Benefit

  • Provide immediate impact to your organization through 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 your organization 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

  • INVENTORY
  • NETWORK DESIGN
  • RESOURCE ALLOCATION
  • GAME

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.

Experts

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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