Humanitarian Supply Chains and Logistics Training (Virtually and Onsite)
May 27, 2024 - May 31, 2024
The effect of disasters has increased compared to the past, particularly in less developed countries, due to rapid urbanization, climatic changes, and environmental degradation. Academicians, aid personnel, responders, states, sponsors, NGOs, and the business community must all concentrate on the need for immediate and well-planned relief efforts in the aftermath of the disaster. A tragedy not only kills people but also leaves an indelible mark on those who are directly or indirectly affected by it. While the effects of a catastrophe, whether man-made or natural, cannot be fully mitigated, intelligent preparation and efficient use of available resources will help to mitigate its impact on people’s lives.
The logistics component of any humanitarian aid program makes up the majority (roughly 80%) of the relief activities. As a result, only efficient and reliable methods, or in other words, supply chain management, can manage the flow (Trunick, 2005). In an emergency, logistics management is in charge of procuring and handling food, non-food products, and gifts-in-kind (both solicited and unsolicited) from the appeal. It entails keeping track of product and financial data as relief aid moves through the system. In such circumstances, having up-to-date and correct details is crucial. Based on this information, relief managers mobilize resources to assist the recipients while appealing to their donors (Lee and Zbinden, 2003).
A logistics system’s primary goal is to deliver the right supplies in good quality, in the right quantities and at the right time and location. The strategic planning of humanitarian aid management brings people with skills, experience, and capabilities in various fields to the disaster-affected region so that their combined efforts can help alleviate the suffering of the people affected. The course presents the latest knowledge and skills modern humanitarian supply chain professionals need.
The individual cost for the training workshop is USD 850 for individual participants and USD 650 for groups above 10 participants, exclusive of 16% VAT. This covers the training fee, resource materials, and conference package. Participants attending the onsite training will be responsible for travel expenses and arrangements, such as airport transfers (and visa application, where necessary), food and accommodation, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.
The target groups are humanitarian and development practitioners, military and government staff responsible for logistics & inventory, relief, operations, supply, procurement, or aspire for these accountabilities.
This course, delivered through interactive lectures, case studies, and simulation, aims to provide competency and skills to technical staff to create cutting-edge humanitarian supply chain systems in their organizations.
At the end of this training, you will be able to:
- Explain how supply chain principles apply when responding to humanitarian crises
- Design effective supply chains in humanitarian operations
- Plan using a variety of advanced tools for diverse types of humanitarian assistance
- Identify the most appropriate way to deliver cost-effective assistance
- Use and integrate modern information technology in Supply Chain
- Carry out performance monitoring and risk management on the supply chain
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All SDSL participants who successfully complete the training are provided with dedicated coaches to accompany them after the training, including receiving recent and relevant journals, research, and benchmarking practices on topical issues in their respective disciplines.
This course has beginners and advanced modules, and SDS will advise individuals appropriately after reviewing their applications.
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