DETAILS OF SHORT COURSES RELEVANT TO HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICIANS:
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HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL)
The Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL) is suitable for professionals working in operational management positions within the field of humanitarian logistics. It also provides a valuable grounding for those with relevant supply chain experience from the commercial sector who are aiming to enter the humanitarian logistics arena for the first time.
• Humanitarian aid supply chains
• Warehouse and inventory
• Fleet management
• Managing a humanitarian supply chain response
This course is also available in French.
Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM)
The Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM) is the next-level qualification in this range. It is aimed at humanitarian logisticians operating at a tactical level and engaged in the planning, resourcing and management of the supply chain and the implementation of supply chain strategy.
Typically, candidates will hold such positions as logistics co-ordinator, logistics manager and head of a logistics centre.
(The course is more detailed than the first qualification and provides in-depth learning of the two main topics)
• Supply chain planning
• Supply chain operation and co-ordination
Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices
This qualification is aimed at humanitarian logisticians and medical specialists involved in medical supply chains. It will increase humanitarian logisticians’ and medical specialists’ ability to plan and operate medical supply, as well as safeguard against the high rate of substandard and counterfeit medical items pervading the international medical supply chain.
• Humanitarian medical supply chains
BIOFORCE INSTITUTE'S COURSES IN HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS
The Bioforce Institute is an organisation which aims to increase the impact and the relevance of emergency action and development programmes by training and providing support to those involved.
Humanitarian Programme: Managing the Supply Chain
Location: Lyon, France
Duration: 13 Nov 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
Registration deadline: 6 November 2017
Supply Chain Management
Location: Accra, Ghana
Duration: 04 December 2017
Registration deadline: 4 December 2017
PARCEL PROJECT: Enhancing Partner Capacity in Humanitarian Logistics
The Partner Capacity Enhancement in Logistics (PARCEL) project is aimed at enhancing the capacity of local partners to respond to humanitarian emergencies. Two different self-study e-learning courses are available in the Learning Zone. These courses introduce the PARCEL project supply and logistics standards and training methods.
Partner Training e-learning course
The PARCEL project Partner Training e-learning course is meant for NGO local partner staff. This course is currently available in English or French. It is intended that the course be taken prior to attending instructor-led partner training events. It is a good place to start learning more about the PARCEL project standards.
Training-of-Trainers (TOT) e-learning course
The PARCEL project Training-of-Trainers (TOT) e-learning course is meant for INGO staff. This course is available in English and French. It is intended that the course be taken prior to attending instructor-led training-of-trainers events. It is a good place to start learning more about how to train partner NGO staff on the implementation of the PARCEL project standards.
LLA (LOGISTICS LEARNING ALLIANCE)
Designed for those new to the humanitarian sector, those wanting to refresh their logistics and supply chain knowledge or as an induction to the Certification programmes.
Principally designed to be delivered through Events for 7-14 people or via Distance Learning, the modules can easily be adapted or mixed to meet the specific learning needs and requirements of all humanitarian organisations. This course is awarded exclusively by LLA.
Dates: 20 - 24 February 2017 - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
21 - 24 March 2017 - Monrovia, Liberia
4 - 7 April - Nairobi, Kenya
10 - 13 April - Nairobi Kenya
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
HELM Distance Learning
The HELM programme can also be studied through supported online learning, meaning students can study anywhere in the world, at their own speed. For distance learning students, your allocated coach will be available throughout the programme and they will help and guide you to completion of the course.
LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE
Humanitarian Operations: Environmental Health & Logistics, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the principal technical challenges encountered in supporting emergency humanitarian operations. It aims to enable students to adopt a reasoned and evidence-based approach to anticipating and identifying the technical challenges and to develop and evaluate strategies for their management.
Duration: 10-21 April 2017
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND EDX
Supply Chain Dynamics
Supply Chains are complex systems involving multiple firms and organizations with different goals and objectives. Additionally, there are external forces and trends that can impact (positively or negatively) a supply chain’s efficiency and effectiveness. Understanding the dynamics and risks within supply chains, both large and small, is key to being a successful supply chain professional.
First, we will introduce the field of System Dynamics. Developed at MIT, system dynamics is an approach that examines and models complex systems that feature interacting, non-linear, and dynamic elements. The objective is to better understand the underlying features of a complex system and to recommend policies and other actions to improve overall performance.
Second, we will explore the concepts of supply chain risk. Supply chains are subject to a wide number of potential disruptions – from both within and outside of the supply chain. Students will understand how supply chains can be better designed and managed to not only mitigate the downside of supply chain disruption but also to leverage and capture any upside.
Finally, the students will engage in a series of more extended case studies and simulations that demonstrate these complex relationships. Actual case studies and examples from companies will be used to help students better prepare for actual situations.
What you'll learn:
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Supply chain risk management
Supply Chain Dynamics
End to End Supply Chain Management