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The Georgia Tech professional education certificate program in Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (HHSCM) encompasses a broad range of topics related to preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters; healthcare delivery; improving systems for addressing ongoing challenges,and promoting long-term health and wellbeing. The program is designed for participants from NGOs, private industry, foundations, and/or government entities who seek to positively impact their organization and the constituents they serve.  Through interactive learnings, hands-on games and case-studies, and cross-sharing of experiences, the participants will learn the concepts and skills to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their organizations for enhanced short- and long-term outcomes.

A limited number of scholarships are available due to the generous support of the UPS Foundation. Apply for a scholarship, preferably before December 1.

The program will be taught by live video instruction with interactive components similar to an in-person format, enabling a flexible pace wherever you are in the world. Interactive components include case studies, simulations, and games, which help professionals link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in everyday practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented in the courses.

2023 Course Schedule

  • The program introduction and technical overview sessions are scheduled to last from 9:30 am to 11:30 am EST.
    • Student Portal Introduction - March 13th or 27th (Choose 1)
    • Program Introduction - March 30th (Required)
    • Excel Help Session - March 31st (Optional)
  • Each course is scheduled for Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm EST.
    • Course 1: Responsive Supply Chain Design and Operations
      • April 3rd - 6th
    • Course 2: Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains
      • April 17th - 20th
    • Course 3: Systems Operations and Strategic Interactions in Supply Chains
      • April 24th - 27th

Each course can be taken individually or as a part of the full Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Certificate program. Contact chhs@gatech.edu if you have questions.

Course Descriptions

Our professional course offerings revolve around our three below areas.

Responsive Supply Chain Design and Operations

Meeting demand in a timely and cost-effective manner is important both in public and private supply chains, and heavily depend on the design and operation of these supply chains. Demand is affected by ongoing factors such as local economy, infrastructure, and geographic location, as well as unexpected events such as natural or manmade disasters or other large-scale disruptions. Designing and operating responsive supply chains requires the consideration of uncertainty in timing, scope, scale, and understanding of various topics such as forecasting, distribution network design, and inventory management. This course will examine methods and models for making supply chain design and operational decisions and explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event or long-term strategy for meeting the need of customers and beneficiaries.

To earn a Program certificate all three course must be completed within a consecutive six-year period. A large percentage of students seek certificate completion; however, students are not required to enroll in entire certificate programs. All courses provide continuing education units (CEU’s), certificates, and formal registry in the Georgia Tech student records system.

Inventory Management and Resource Allocation in Supply Chains

Many Supply Chain decisions are concerned with the timely and efficient procurement, allocation, and distribution of resources (e.g. funds, supplies, volunteers, money, employees) through a supply chain network. This course will explore methodologies for “medium term” decision making including procurement and inventory policies, strategies for distribution and allocation of limited resources, and supply chain design.

Systems Operations and Strategic Interactions in Supply Chains

Often the lack of cooperation and coordination between organizations or stakeholders lead to inefficiencies, despite having common goals. A systems view is needed to ensure appropriate use of scarce resources to meet the multiple, and often conflicting, short- and long-term goals from multiple constituents. This course will focus on conceptual and modeling skills to understand and effectively manage supply chains and operations from a systems perspective. Models will address system characteristics (e.g., demand dependencies) that drive system dynamics and policies to regulate performance. Course topics include methods for improving coordination and collaboration, addressing demand dependencies, and reliably measuring and evaluating system performance.

To earn a Program certificate all three course must be completed within a consecutive six-year period. A large percentage of students seek certificate completion; however, students are not required to enroll in entire certificate programs. All courses provide continuing education units (CEU’s), certificates, and formal registry in the Georgia Tech student records system.

Certificates

Link to Certificate information

Scholarship Opportunities

Link to Course Listing

Professional Education News

Pinar Keskinocak Honored with the Outstanding Professional Education Award

In bestowing this award, the Faculty Honors Committee recognized Keskinocak’s leadership of CHHS, as well as her efforts to promote health and humanitarian services through the professional education Certificate Program for Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (HHSCM).

Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) Offers Professional Certificate in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management to International Cohort

Practitioners from 17 different countries, including the Bolivia, Colombia, Pakistan, the United States and a dozen countries in Africa, gathered at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center for a week to participate in the certificate program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (HHSCM) offered by Georgia Tech's Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS).

Georgia Tech’s Supply Chain & Logistics Institute Collaborates to Develop Eight Industry Recognized Supply Chain Operations Certifications

The Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute is teaming with Broward College to lead a consortium of 12 Universities and Colleges from across the country in a $25 million dollar grant to develop a set of eight industry recognized supply chain operations and logistics certifications.

Logistics Grads Suit Up for the Future

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What Our Attendees Say

  • “The participants have had very comprehensive and diverse knowledge and experience in their field and hence we could share the best practices.”

    Mohammed Visram
    Pharmacist for the Kagera Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) in Tanzania
  • “The training provided me with frameworks and tools to aid decision making at a more strategic level. My decision-making is likely to be based on more sound logistics foundations than was the case before the training.”

    Bonaventure Mulama
    Advisor, and Humanitarian Programme Design & Management in Kenya
  • "The course enlightened me in many aspects of the humanitarian supply chain process. The forecasting and decision-making tools will provide me with a lot of opportunities to optimize both processes and supply chains."

    Sanne Wijnhorst
    Procurement Specialist for Oxfam Novib (Netherlands)
  • “As Reproductive Health commodities expert who works in most humanitarian crisis countries, I understood more how I need to use mathematical modeling in supply chain analysis and design and address easily right recommendations for easily right recommendations for decision making.” 

    Yves Lucien Hakorimana
    Tropical Health specialist at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Rwanda