Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics (FutureLearn)

Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics (FutureLearn)
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The course is designed for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a masters program in humanitarian logistics.
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Introduction to Humanitarian Logistics (FutureLearn)
Understand the fundamentals of humanitarian logistics and discover supply chain management in a humanitarian context. 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.

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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


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



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

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