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Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics

Understand the fundamentals of humanitarian logistics and discover supply chain management in a humanitarian context.

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Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics

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Learn how to manage the logistics of providing humanitarian relief

Whether it’s people suffering, goods needing to be delivered, reduced communications infrastructures, or major disruption of physical infrastructure, humanitarian organisations work by providing assistance to global crises as quickly and effectively as possible.

On this course, you’ll learn how humanitarian relief is provided and explore the logistical concepts and principles that are applied in humanitarian operations.

You’ll consider the importance of supply chain management and recognise how contextual differences alter the requirements of logistics management during aid operations.

What topics will you cover?

  • Humanitarian logistics and humanitarian supply chains
  • Logistics services
  • Risk and resilience
  • Sustainability issues
  • Future trends

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  • 24 Oct 2022 - 4 Nov 2022

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the characteristics of the humanitarian context
  • Explain how humanitarian relief is provided
  • Identify the role of logistics in humanitarian relief
  • Apply logistical principles and concepts to the humanitarian context

Who is the course for?

The course is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a masters program in humanitarian logistics.

The course will also be useful for working professionals or anyone looking to deepen their knowledge in humanitarian logistics.

Who will you learn with?

Diego Vega is Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, esp. Humanitarian Logistics and Deputy Director of the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics.

Gyöngyi Kovács is the Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, and founding Director of the HUMLOG Institute.

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Graham is a Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, at Hanken.

Who developed the course?

Hanken School of Economics

Hanken is a triple crown accredited Finnish university with long experience in education and research in business. Located in Helsinki and Vaasa, Hanken has 2,500 students from all around the world.

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