Syllabus

Title
1129 Humanitarian Logistics
Instructors
Mag. Stefan Lampl, Mag.Dipl.-Ing. Lydia Novoszel
Contact details
Type
PI
Weekly hours
2
Language of instruction
Englisch
Registration
09/15/22 to 09/18/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Dates
Day Date Time Room
Friday 10/07/22 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM TC.5.18
Friday 10/14/22 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM D2.0.038
Friday 10/21/22 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM D2.0.038
Friday 10/28/22 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM TC.3.12
Friday 11/04/22 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM TC.5.18
Friday 11/11/22 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM TC.5.18
Friday 11/18/22 08:30 AM - 11:00 AM D4.0.022

Contents

Course IV „Humanitarian Logistics“ investigates the special requirements of logistics in disasters like earthquakes. Additionally, appropriate methods for decision support are presented and discussed. Cooperation and coordination form a core concern for decision makers in disaster management. Therefore, the EU decision process for implementing humanitarian missions will be described and the role of the logistics cluster will be analyzed.

Lecture 1:
Introduction to humanitarian logistics

Phases of humanitarian logistics

Lecture 2:
Supply chain strategy

Humanitarian supply chain network design

Lecture 3:
Coordination, information and knowledge management

Procurement, delivery and distribution

Lecture 4:

Warehouse and inventory management

Information technology and performance measurement

Lecture 5:

Comparison between military logistics and humanitarian logistics
Decision process of the European Union for the start of a humanitarian mission
Introduction to the planning method for the setup of a humanitarian supply chain

Lecture 6:
Introduction of the Logistics Cluster for the coordination of humanitarian logistics activities
In-class game based on a current situation and use of the instruments of the information portal of the logistics cluster

 

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to

understand the characteristics and special demands of disaster relief logistics

know the main stakeholders and their role in disaster relief 

critically assess the applicability of logistics concepts from the for-profit sector

know the importance of information management and ways to facilitate its implementation 

Attendance requirements

This semester, the course will take place on campus.

Common requirements for attendance: Attendance in the first lecture is mandatory for participation in the course. If an absence cannot be avoided inform the lecturer before class (vie email) and provide some form of proof for the absence (e.g. medical confirmation) in the next session.

In total, a minimum requirement for attendance of 80% is required to pass the course. See further information at: https://www.wu.ac.at/fileadmin/wu/h/students/Pruefungsorganisation/Gesetzesgrundlagen/Pruefungsordnung_03.12.2014.pdf

 

 

Teaching/learning method(s)

Lectures 

Case Studies

Final Exam

 

Assessment

 

Case Study Presentations and Summary: 30 % 

Individual Assignment: 20 %

In-Class Case Study 10 %

Exam: 40 %

 

In order to pass the class, you need attend at least 80 % of all classes. If you fulfill this criterion, the following grading scale will be applied:

  • Excellent (1): 87.5% - 100.0%
  • Good (2): 75.0% - <87.5%
  • Satisfactory (3): 62.5% - <75.0%
  • Sufficient (4): 50.0% - <62.5%
  • Fail (5): <50.0%

Readings

1 Author: Tomasini and van Wassenhove
Title:

Humanitarian Logistics


Year: 2009
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book
2 Author: Martin Christopher and Peter Tatham
Title:

Humanitarian Logistics


Edition: 2nd Edition
Year: 2014
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Recommendation: Reference literature
Type: Book
3 Author: Ira Haavisto, Gyöngyi Kovacs, Karen Spens
Title:

Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians


Publisher: Kogan Page
Year: 2016
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: Yes
Recommendation: Essential reading for all students
Type: Book

Other

The respective research seminar provides the opportunity for students to hone their research and writing skills as preparation for their bachelor thesis (also for WU-Incoming students).

Last edited: 2022-04-20



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