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Tactical Decision Making in Public Health & Humanitarian Response (Scholarships Available!) (Awareness Raising Event)

May 8-10, 2013


Course fee is: $2,400

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Numerous tactical decisions must be made in the response to a public health or humanitarian event. 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.


  • Tactical & strategic members of Non-governmental organizations
  • Private corporations involved in the humanitarian relief efforts
  • US Federal government employees
  • US State or local government employees
  • Humanitarian Foundation members
  • TITLES: Program Managers, Director of Field Operations, Disaster Relief Manager, Director of Logistics & Inventory, Logistics Officers


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Optimize procurement decisions considering key factors affecting inventory policies such as lead time, variability, and product type (e.g., perishable goods).
  • Compare and contrast inventory techniques for a single event versus ongoing operations.
  • Evaluate resource allocation tradeoffs in response to a health or humanitarian crisis and develop policies for the allocation of scarce resources in alignment with the supply chain network.
  • Develop resource allocation strategies in alignment with the supply chain network structure.
  • Optimize routing and storage of supplies on the transportation network across time and mitigate bottlenecks.
  • Develop strategies for allocating funds incorporating the interdependencies of decisions across time and space.
  • Provide immediate impact to their organization through learnings gained from applied and real-world case studies
  • Learn to bring NGOs, businesses, and/or government entities together to enhance collaboration, cooperation, and communication
  • Discover current trends and procedures to help their organizations and team members get ahead 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
  • Ultimately transform the humanitarian sector with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply chain management
Host: Carole Bennett
Georgia Institute of Technology Distance Learning Continuing Education Outreach (Atlanta, GA)
84 5th St Nw
Atlanta, GA 30332

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