Course Name
Code Semester
Humanitarian
Logistics and
Supply Chain
Management
LOG
Fall/Spring
472
Theory Application/Laboratory Local
ECTS
(hour/week)
(hour/week)
Credits
3
Prerequisites
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator

Doç. Dr. Qing LU
Course Lecturer(s)

Doç. Dr. Qing LU
Course Assistants
0
3
5
None
-
Course Objectives
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
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Course Content
Describe the Disaster Threat and outline the types and
effects of disasters
Describe the considerations and problem areas of
logistics and supply chain management in different
types of disasters
Explain the basic terminology of crisis management
for logistics and supply chain management
Evaluate and interpret logistics and supply chain
management practices in different phases of disaster
management cycle
Use a practical method for disaster management as a
tool
Outline the humanitarian supply chain management
and logistics players and describe the interactions
between them
This course provides an overview of logistics and supply
chain management in Disaster Management. Several topics
that will be emphasized in this course include the following:
Basic terminology of crisis management, considerations and
problem areas of logistics and supply chain management in
different types of disasters, Disaster Management Cycle and
logistics / supply chain management in different phases of
Disaster Management Cycle, a practical method for Disaster
Management, supply chain and logistic aspects of national and
international Disaster Relief Operations.
WEEKLY
SUBJECTS
AND
RELATED
PREPARATION
STUDIES
Week Subjects
Course Overview
1
Related Preparation
2
Introduction to disaster and humanitarian aid, general
overview of disaster management
Ch1, Reading 1
3
Humanitarian logistics players & humanitarian
principles
Ch2, Reading 2
4
Challenges in humanitarian logistics and supply chain
management
Ch1&2, Reading 3
5
The disaster management cycle
Reading 4-5
6
Strategies for the different stages of the cycles
Reading 4-5
7
Preparation strategies
Ch3
8
Midterm
9
Coordination in humanitarian logistics (1)
Ch4
10
Coordination in humanitarian logistics (2)
Reading 6-8
11
In-class sample case study
12
Information management
Ch5
13
Knowledge management
Ch6, Reading 9
14
Presentation of student case study (1)
15
Presentation of student case study (2)
16
Review of the Semester
SOURCES
Course Notes /
Textbooks
Lecture notes based on the above subjects and related presentation
material
References
Textbook:
Humanitarian logistics / Rolando Tomasini and Luk Van
Wassenhove. Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Reading list:
1. Van Wassenhove, L. N. (2006). Blackett memorial lecture.
Humanitarian aid logistics: Supply chain management in high
gear. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 57(5), 475–
489.
2. Kovács, G., & Spens, K. M. 2011. Trends and developments in
humanitarian logistics – a gap analysis. International Journal of
Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 41(1), 32-45.
3. Kovács, G., & Spens, K. M. (2009). Identifying challenges in
humanitarian logistics. International Journal of Physical
Distribution & Logistics Management, 39(6), 506–528.
4. Cozzolino, A., Rossi, S., & Conforti, A. (2012). Agile and Lean
Principles in the humanitarian supply chain. The case of the
United Nations world food programme. Journal of Humanitarian
Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2(1), 16–33.
5. Scholten, K., Scott, P. S., & Fynes, B. (2010). (Le) agility in
humanitarian aid (NGO) supply chains. International Journal of
Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 40(8/9), 623–
635.
6. Balcik, B., Beamon, B. M., Krejci, C. C., Muramatsu, K. M., &
Ramirez, M. (2010). Coordination in humanitarian relief chains:
Practices, challenges and opportunities. International Journal of
Production Economics, 126(1), 22–34.
7. Maon, F., Lindgreen, A. & Vanhamme, J. (2009). Developing
supply chains in disaster relief operations through cross-sector
socially oriented collaborations: a theoretical model. Supply
Chain Management: An International Journal, 14(2), 149–164.
8. McLachlin, R., & Larson, P. D. 2011. Building humanitarian
supply chain relationships: lessons from leading practitioners
Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain
Management, 1(1), 32-49.
9. Tatham, P., & Spens, K. 2011. Towards a humanitarian logistics
knowledge management system. Disaster Prevention and
Management: An International Journal, 20(1), 6-26.
EVALUATION
SYSTEM
Semester Requirements
Number
Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation
-
10
Laboratory
-
-
Application
-
-
Field Work
-
-
Special Course Internship (Work
Placement)
-
-
Quizzes/Studio Critics
-
-
Homework Assignments
-
-
Presentation/Jury
1
20
Project
-
-
Seminar/Workshop
-
-
Midterms/Oral Exams
1
30
Final/Oral Exam
1
40
Total 4
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK
100
-
Total
60
40
0
100
COURSE
CATEGORY
Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Course Category Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses
THE
RELATIONSHIP
BETWEEN
COURSE
LEARNING
X
OUTCOMES
AND
PROGRAM
QUALIFICATIONS
# Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
Be able to analyze complex problems and bring a
multidimensional perspective to problems by creating a
synthesis of ideas with the practical education they are taking in
1
the field of logistics and supply chain and realize the improvable
areas by the help of their independent thinking abilities and have
the ability to provide opportunities with innovative processes
X
Know the sector well by working in projects together with
industry partners to solve real life problems and to support social
X
2 responsibility activities and be able to identify and solve the
problems with the help of their experience in project
management and teamwork
Be able to find creative solutions to the problems they face in
the academic or professional areas while considering the goals
3
and the constraints in logistics and supply chain operations with
the help of their interdisciplinary education
X
Be able to take place in the sector related communications
networks, follow up the changes and improve themselves
4
accordingly when necessary in order to keep their personal and
professional competencies within their business sector
5
Have information about the sector related market leaders,
professional organizations and their positions in the sector
Be able to use the current and widely used software, information
and communication technologies in the fields of logistics
6
management and supply chain and identify the strengths and
weaknesses of these
X
X
X
Be able to prevent the problems that may evoke from
7 communication issues of the groups they take part in by taking
proactive decisions
X
Be able to foresee the unexpected problems and uncertainties in
8 the processes and manage these with flexible, effective and
quick solutions;
X
Have the necessary skills to understand the coordination
9 mechanisms and undertake part in the integration between the
departments and members of the supply chain;
X
10
Be able to analyze the logistics and supply chain management
processes using management science perspective and analytical
X
approaches, analyze relevant concepts and ideas with scientific
methods, interpret and evaluate the data
Be able to use the theoretical methods related to design,
11 planning and decisionmaking within the scope of logistics
activities in the application areas
X
Be able to interpret and evaluate the classical and contemporary
12 theories in the field of logistics and supply chain considering the
developments, changes and trends in the sector
13
X
To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of
fluency efficiently
X
*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest
ECTS
/
WORKLOAD
TABLE
Activities
Number
Duration
(Hours)
Total
Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x
Total Hours)
15
3
45
Laboratory
-
-
-
Application
-
-
-
Special Course Internship (Work Placement)
-
-
-
Field Work
-
-
-
Study Hours Out of Class
15
2
30
Presentations / Seminar
1
15
15
Project
-
-
-
Homework Assignments
-
-
-
Quizzes
-
-
-
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
25
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
35
35
Total
Workload
150