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Humanitarian Logistics Courses

Humanitarian Logistics Courses

Designed specifically to help build supply chain and logistics capacity within humanitarian aid organisations, the Fritz Institute /CILT humanitarian logistics and supply chain qualifications are uniquely delivered by LLA.

We also provide face-to-face training in a variety of different countries or to meet humanitarian organisational needs through our HELM programme.

The Fritz Institute/CILT Certification in Humanitarian Logistics/Supply Chain Management Programmes

Designed by the major aid agencies, endorsed by the Humanitarian Logistics Association and exclusively delivered by LLA.   The Fritz/CILT Certification programmes, CHL, CHSCM and MedLog give the candidate international and inter-organisational recognition of their experience and learning.  This competence for Certification is demonstrated over the duration of the programmes which are delivered online and through email.  HELM programmes can be a useful stepping stone to the full Certification programmes,

As the approach to the Fritz Certification programmes is competence rather than knowledge based, you are required to demonstrate your experience and learning gained within the simulated disaster relief scenario. Find out how the humanitarian programmes have benefitted those working in the sector by reading our Testimonials page.

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To register your interest in the programmes:

CHL CLHFr CHSCM
MedLog   HELM

 

Certification Advisory Group

An example of an assignment from the programme is shown in the YouTube video linked CHL Unit 2 Example

LLA is an Enhanced Learning Credits provider, Number 2408. Enhanced Learning Credits are eligible for CHL and CHSCM programmes.

HELM - Workshop Events for Open Courses or Within-Organisation Delivery

Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) - Designed for those wanting to refresh their logistics and supply chain knowledge, or as an induction to the Certification programmes. Can be run as face-to-face events or as bespoke training for an organisation.  These programmes can be a useful stepping stone to the full Certification programmes.

How LLA delivers programmes

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And this is just the start, completion of the Logistics or Supply Chain Certification programmes can give you entry to further programmes to enhance your career and recruitment prospects. Contact us for more details on how LLA can help you access BSc and MSc programmes.

Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (CHL)

For you, if you work (or aspire to work) within humanitarian aid organizations in (or interacting with) supply functions, typically involving warehousing, transport and/or inventory. For a detailed overview of the programme please see: Certification in Humanitarian Logistics

All units are compulsory

  • Humanitarian Supply Chains
    • The aim of the unit is to provide an overview of the world of humanitarian interventions and the importance and role of supply chain management and logistics in this context.  In this unit you will develop an understanding of the situations and places in the world where humanitarian aid is required, the objectives and activities of humanitarian organisations and other participants, the role of logistics and supply chain management in humanitarian aid, preparing humanitarian supply chains, improving humanitarian supply chains and supporting beneficiary service programs.

  • Warehousing and Inventory
    • The aim of the unit is to provide the foundation skills and knowledge in the function of warehouse and inventory management performed by people working in logistics/supply chain in humanitarian organizations. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the function of warehousing and inventory management, setting up a warehouse, managing warehousing operations, the provision and care of warehousing operations and managing inventory.

  • Procurement
    • The aim of the unit is to provide the foundation skills and knowledge in the function of procurement performed by people working in logistics/supply chain in humanitarian organizations. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the function of procurement and the procurement process, the sourcing of goods and services, the different stages of the procurement process, progress monitoring and control, monitoring of supplier performance and management of risk.

  • Transport
    • The aim of the unit is to provide the foundation skills and knowledge in the function of transport performed by people working in logistics/supply chain in humanitarian organizations. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of international and local movements, the different modes of transport available and their respective characteristics, the role of third parties and of third party transport providers, the nature of transport movements and the goods to be moved and their planning and scheduling.

  • Fleet Management
    • The aim of this unit is to provide the foundation skills and knowledge in the function of fleet management performed by people working in logistics/supply chain in humanitarian organizations. In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the function of fleet management, fleet management systems and procedures, planning a fleet to meet program needs, processes for selecting suitable vehicles, equipment and facilities, procedures for repair and maintenance and the value of preventative maintenance systems, systems for measuring and monitoring the performance of the fleet, recruitment selection and management of drivers, compliance with legislation and security requirements and the management of non-vehicle assets.

  • Cash Transfer Programming (CTP)
    • Cash transfer programming (CTP) is the standard term used to refer to humanitarian programmes using cash or vouchers as the mode for assisting beneficiaries in preference to direct aid. Alternative terms for the same type of programming are ‘cash-based interventions’ (CBI), ‘cash and vouchers’, and simply ‘cash’. Humanitarian Logisticians have to understand the reasons why CTP might be used, the processes involved in getting to those decisions and their role in implementing them.

  • Managing a Humanitarian Supply Chain Response
    • This final unit looks at how the different elements of logistics and supply chain are brought together, along with techniques to manage the operational resources and personnel involved. More specifically, the unit begins by examining an emerging situation. It looks at managing the flow of goods and also the people and partner organizations involved. It examines the implications of the operating environment on the operation and the financial impact of activities. Finally, it looks at managing the links bringing everything together.

 

Certification en Logistique Humanitaire (CLHFr)

Le CLH est destiné aux personnes qui travaillent ou aspirent à travailler au sein des organisations d'aide humanitaire dans des fonctions de la chaine d’approvisionnement commel'entreposage, la gestion de stock ou le transport.

  • La Chaine d’approvisionnement humanitaire
    • L'objectif de cette unité est de vous donner un aperçu des interventions dans le mondehumanitaire. Ellevous fera découvrir l’importance et le rôle de La chaîne d'approvisionnement etde la logistique, les situations et les lieux dans le monde où l'aide humanitaire est nécessaire, les objectifs et les activités des organisations humanitaires, la préparation des chaînes d'approvisionnement humanitaires, les améliorations à apporter et comment soutenir les programmes de services aux bénéficiaires.

  • Entreposage et inventaire
    • Cette unité a pour but de vous donner lesconnaissances et les compétences de basesur la fonction « entreposage » et la gestion des stocks. Vous allez apprendre à mettre en place un entrepôt, à gérer les stocks, les opérations, le matériel et sonentretien.

  • Approvisionnement
    • L'objectif de cette unité est de vous donner les connaissances et les compétences de basesur la fonction « achats ». Vous allez étudier les procédures d’achats, l'approvisionnement en biens et services, les différentes étapes à suivre, le contrôle et suivi de la performance des fournisseurs et la gestion des risques.

  • Transport
    • Cette unité a pour but de vous donner les connaissances et les compétences de base sur la fonction “transport ».Elle vous fera découvrir les différents modes de transport et leurs caractéristiques, le rôle des sous-traitants et des transporteurs,les mouvementsnationaux, internationaux et leur nature, la planification des marchandises à transporter.  

  • Gestion du parc automobile
    • L'objectif de cette unité est de vous donner les connaissances et les compétences de base sur la gestion du parc automobile. Dans cette unité, vous allez apprendreà connaître : les systèmes de gestion du parc automobileet les procédures à suivre, comment planifier la flotte pour répondre aux besoins du programme, comment sélectionner les véhicules les mieux adaptés, les procédures de réparation et d'entretien à suivre ainsi que l’importance dela maintenance préventive, les systèmes de mesure et de suivi de la performance du parc automobile, la procédure de recrutement des conducteurs et la gestion de leur performance , comment se conformer aux lois et exigences de sécurité et enfin la gestion des actifs qui ne sont pas des véhicules.

  • Import/Export
    • Le but de cette unité est de vous donner les connaissances et les compétences de base sur l’import-export. Vous allez étudierles exigences du commerce international, la documentation utilisée dans l’import-export, le rôle des douanes et les procédures à suivre, la gestion des risques et les modes de paiement en commerce international.

  • Gestion de la chaîne d'approvisionnement humanitaire
    • La dernière unité traite dela façon dont les différents éléments de la logistique et de la chaîne d'approvisionnement se rejoignent, et des techniques de gestion des ressources opérationnelles et humaines. Cette unité se penche sur la gestion de la circulation des biens, du personnel et des organisations partenaires. Elle examine aussi les implications de l'environnement sur le fonctionnement de nos opérationset l'impact financier de ses activités. Elletermine par l’étude de la gestion des liens qui permettent à la chaine d’approvisionnement et la logistique de fonctionner en parfaite synergie.

Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM)

CHSCM is for you if you are a humanitarian logistician who has several years logistics and supply chain experience and are engaged in planning, resourcing and managing the supply chain and the implementation of supply chain strategy. For a detailed overview of the programme, please see;

All units are compulsory

  • Supply Chain Management in the Humanitarian World
    • The purpose of this unit is to provide a framework for the accountabilities, responsibilities, and activities of the supply chain function in a humanitarian organisation and developing an appropriate strategy to achieve the organizations mandate and programme objectives in a given operational context.

  • Planning for In-Kind Supply Chains
    • The purpose of this unit is to provide a framework for planning and setting up an in-kind supply chain. This unit focuses on technical expertise relevant for physical supply chains for in-kind aid and the responsibilities and accountabilities of the supply chain function related to the physical supply chain.

  • Planning for Cash Transfer Programming
    • The purpose of this unit is to provide a framework for planning for supply chain’s responsibilities, accountabilities, and activities in support of cash transfer programming (CTP). This unit focuses on technical expertise relevant for supply chain to advise on and support CTP.

  • Supply Chain Coordination and Operation
    • This unit focuses on operating and coordinating supply chain activity. It involves monitoring and measuring performance to ensure that it is on track to meet expectations. Where there is a deviation, appropriate action must be taken to restore progress.

 

Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Programme (CHMLP)

If you are an experienced logistician or medical specialist handing the medical supply within humanitarian organizations, then this is the course for you. For a detailed overview of the programme please see;

All units are compulsory

  • Humanitarian Medical Supply Chains
    • This unit looks at the different types of medical programs, their main characteristics, and the impact on the design and operation of the supply chain. To plan and operate a medical supply chain requires information, the unit considers the type of information and documentation needed. Finally, the unit also looks at how to maintain the flow within a medical supply chain. It does this by considering the actions that people take that can affect flow and performance of the overall supply chain.

  • Procurement
    • The unit focuses on the specific requirements for procuring medical items. The unit starts by looking briefly at the function of procurement and the procurement process. It then looks at the specific requirements for procuring medical items. This is done by considering the stages in the procurement process where the requirements for procuring medical items are particularly important and/or require specific attention.

  • Storage
    • This unit focuses on the specific requirements for storing medical items. The unit begins by looking at the role of storage in medical supply chains. It then looks at the specific requirements for storing medical items followed by considering the role of inventory and how inventory must be managed. Finally, the unit finishes by considering the options for acquiring, owning and operating the storage facilities.

  • Transport
    • The unit focuses on the specific requirements for transporting medical items. The unit starts by looking at the role of transport in medical supply chains. It then considers the specific requirements for transporting and handling medical items. Finally, it considers the use of external transport providers to move medical items.

  • Disposal
    • This unit focuses on the specific requirements for the disposal of medical waste – both waste from medical activities and waste in the form of unusable medical items. The unit begins by looking at the importance of correct disposal of waste. It then considers the different types of waste. It continues on to look at the sources of unusable items that will require disposal. It finishes by considering the disposal process, the different methods of disposal and the consequences of improper or non-disposal of medical waste.