0605 Sustainable and Humanitarian Supply Chains I (SH I)
Mag.Dipl.-Ing. Lydia Novoszel, Univ.Prof. Tina Wakolbinger, Ph.D.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/15/23 to 09/28/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/02/23 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.06
Monday 10/09/23 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.06
Thursday 10/12/23 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM D2.0.392
Monday 10/16/23 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.06
Thursday 10/19/23 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM D4.0.136
Monday 10/30/23 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.06
Monday 11/13/23 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM TC.3.06

This course deals with the topic of humanitarian supply chains, supply chains for disaster relief. The following topics will be discussed:

Introduction to Humanitarian Supply Chain Managemet

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Response and Recovery

Procurement, Sourcing, and Contract Management

Cash-based Interventions

Humanitarian Operations and Logistics in Complex Emergencies (or Conflict Zones)


Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to reflect upon basic and advanced concepts in the area of humanitarian logistics and their application in practice. They have an understanding of different modelling approaches that can support decision making in the humanitarian context. Furthermore, students can critically assess and discuss results of such models. Finally, they prepare presentations on special topics in the area of humanitarian supply chain management and thus improve the ability to present and discuss their work.

Attendance requirements

Please note that your attendance at this course must be at least 80%.This course will not be taken in hybrid mode.


Teaching/learning method(s)


Case Study

Paper Presentation and Write-up


40% In-class repetitions (4 x 10%)

20% Case Study

20% Paper Presentation

20% Paper Writeup

Grading scheme:
Excellent (1): 90% - 100.0%
Good (2): 80% - <90%
Satisfactory (3): 70% - <80.0%
Sufficient (4): 60.0% - <70%
Fail (5): <60.0%


    Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

    Incoming students (exchange programs): min 10 ECTS credits in transport, logistics and/or supply chain management.


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    Last edited: 2023-06-14