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Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management

Special Note

This course is offered in a hybrid format with content presented both in the classroom and online (before, during or after the classroom meetings). Registrants must complete an online pre-course prior to attending the classroom course. Click here for information about the online pre-course.

For course-related questions, please email the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems.

Course Description

Numerous tactical decisions must be made in the public and private sectors, e.g., in preparation or in response to one-time events as well as ongoing “routine” operations. Many of these decisions are concerned with the timely and efficient procurement, allocation, and distribution of resources (e.g. funds, supplies, staff) 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.

Who Should Attend

  • Tactical & strategic members of governmental or non-governmental organizations or private sector
  • Members of Foundations who support activities that involve logistics and supply chain management
  • TITLES: Program Managers, Supply Chain Managers, Director of Operations, Disaster Relief Manager, Director of Logistics & Inventory, Logistics Officers

How You Will Benefit

  • 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 and develop policies for the allocation of scarce resources in alignment with the goals of the organization and the supply chain network.
  • Develop resource allocation strategies in alignment with the supply chain network structure.
  • Develop strategies for allocating resources 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
  • 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 management and distribution
  • Deliver best-practices to measure and evaluate outcomes
  • Ultimately transform the sector with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply chain management

What Is Covered

  • Inventory
  • Network design
  • Resource allocation

Course Materials

Provided

  • Readings, case studies, spreadsheet files and lecture slides

Recommended

  • Laptop with Microsoft Excel and wi-fi capability

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

For those interested in earning the Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Certificate, this course is the second of the three-course certificate program. To earn the certificate, participants must register and complete the following courses within three years:

  1. Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations
  2. Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management
  3. Systems Operations in Health and Humanitarian Response

The Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Professional Certificate Program is an executive education program designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and the military who are active participants in health and humanitarian sectors. The courses are developed for practitioners seeking to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response operations planning, and system design. Courses include many interactive components, such as case studies and games, which help professionals in the humanitarian world to link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented.

Course CEUs

This course provides for 1.70 continuing education units (CEUs).

Course Fees

Standard: $2,400.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $2,160.00, Certificate: $1,992.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed course fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses, you will receive a 10% discount which you will enter at the "Check Out" page. Use Coupon Code SCL-Alum.

There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations, to those who prepay for all the courses in a specific certificate, to active/retired military, or to members of certain organizations (click this link for a listing).

Discounts cannot be combined. To receive the coupon code for these discounts, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day (9:00am to 5:00pm)
  • Second Day (9:00am to 5:00pm)

UPCOMING OFFERINGS

May 15, 2019 to May 16, 2019
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
 
 
 
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Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343