Welcome to the course in Humanitarian Logistics!
Since the Asian Pacific Tsunami in 2004, humanitarian logistics/SCM is receiving continuously more attention in research and practice. The course will give students fundamental and advanced knowledge about the design, management and measurement of supply chains in the humanitarian context with focus on disaster preparedness and response. The scope of the course is to provide an overview of the specific context of humanitarian logistics and a set of important available concepts, models and tools. The course will furnish an understanding of the important role of logistics and SCM in the humanitarian context. It will also convey the knowledge and skills to methodically analyze needs, and consequently to design, manage and measure the supply chain. The course is partly developed together with practitioners who have experience from many big operations during the past 15 years and is taught in English in an interactive style providing 'hands-on' knowledge of SCM in disaster response.
You would want to take this course for several reasons:
- You want to work abroad in challenging contexts
- The humanitarian world needs good logisticians
- You will meet teachers who are up to date with the latest research and who have experience working as humanitarian logisticians
- It is an interactive course with lectures, case discussions, group work and board games
- Students really liked the course last year:
The course is very good. There is a big commitment and interest from the course responsibles. The guest lectures are very inspiring.
It was really challenging and fun to drive the case on our own and be responsible for requesting the right information.
It is a very interactive course and many aspects of the supply chain are covered. I have knowledge in all these areas for "normal" logistics but it differs a lot for disaster logistics. We also got interesting practical insights about working in the field.
So far in this course I think every part is useful and interesting and can't really say a part that I find less useful.