Humanitarian Logistics

Module code: OIM7515-A

This modules covers supply chain responses to unexpected catastrophes and ongoing instability-threatening human conditions. This is as a result of the fact that humanitarian logistics and disaster aid are perceived as business opportunities, the commercial and third sectors need management capabilities. Recently, natural disasters, war, diseases outbreaks etc are increasing, and controlling organisations cannot cope with the demand of managing these catastrophes. Humanitarian logistics requires abilities that are different from those needed in typical supply chains. Several of these principles apply to sudden supply chain disruptions like the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria. For those who desire to work in aid and disaster relief departments in commercial or third-sector organisations or on disaster projects, the module provides a solid basis in humanitarian logistics. It will expand your supply chain management skills into conditions that are considerably different from business as usual." Download the PDF for OIM7515-A_2023_4.pdf