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Humanitarian Logistics 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

The course covers the specific challenges faced by logistics in humanitarian aid whilst tying this to extant theory on logistics. The main themes of the course:

  • Overview of the context and development Cluster system
  • Coordination and cooperation Emergency preparedness
  • Procurement processes in Humanitarian logistics
  • Logistics services in humanitarian context
  • Critical infrastructures
  • Challenges for organizations in the field

Connection to research and practice

A wide base of relevant scientific articles about humanitarian logistics is provided through the course reading list. Readings are linked to each lecture and are used for solving practical assignments throughout the course. In particular, the course literature introduces students to a broad array of research topics including, for instance, international logistics and supply chain management, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. This helps the student to understand the complex and growing demands on humanitarian logistics practitioners and scholars, as well as the role it plays in in relation to related fields. As there is a need for more knowledge and experts in this area, students are encouraged to reflect upon how research in this field is used to enhance their own learning and to reflect upon the challenges for managers and logisticians to meet complex emergencies

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent and a completed course on the subject of supply chain management at either bachelor's or master's level.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JHLR21
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Upcoming course occasions

Type of course
Program
Study type
Campus
Semester
Spring 2022: Mar 28 - Jun 05
Rate of Study
50%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Examiner
Elvira Kaneberg
Course coordinator
Elvira Kaneberg
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
15000kr
Syllabus
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Application code
HJ-J2018
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