Humanitarian Logisticians and Supply Chain Managers are called upon to provide responses in a variety of situations, sometimes planned for, but often happening without warning. In such situations, they must have the ability to quickly construct and operate a supply chain to bring relief to those in need.
Uniquely, the Fritz Institute/CILT Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain programmes are designed to certify the practitioners application of their skills in relevant humanitarian aid situations. LLA is proud to be the exclusive learning partner delivering these programmes for the humanitarian community.
Where other qualifications are not related to the humanitarian world, the Certification programmes have been designed by the sector for the sector. Updating the programmes in 2017 to include CTP has demonstrated that the programmes remain as relevant and current now as they were when they were first launched in 2006.
Developed with funding from DFID, ECHO and USAID, by experienced logisticians from ICRC, the International Rescue Committee, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (Holland), Oxfam (GB), Save the Children (US), UNICEF, UNHCR, and WFP, CHSCM offers best practices in supply chain management from the humanitarian community, in combination with leading practices from the commercial sector and academia, in order to teach the essential planning and management skills required of humanitarian logistics managers.
The suite consists of the following three programmes below.
CHL is aimed at people working (or aspire to work) within humanitarian aid organisations in (or interacting with) supply functions, typically involving warehousing, transport and inventory.
The Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management (CHSCM) is offered as part of the Fritz Institute/CILT (UK) Humanitarian Logistics Certification Programme.
Medical logistics is aimed at experienced logisticians and medical specialists handing the medical supply within humanitarian organisations.
”As nature and man-made disaster becomes more complex and on a larger scale in Myanmar, supply chain management is one of the components needed to fulfill the mission in Humanitarian response. On the other hand, logistics operations continue to be recognised as an essential function in these operations in Myanmar. Through my study from CHL, I feel confident and passion in the field related with supply chain management. The assignments were not difficult but accurately tested the student’s understanding of the course materials. One must learn and understand the materials in order to successfully complete the assignments, so honest effort must be put in consistently during every week. I apply the concepts to solve some of the problems in my job, making the course much more interesting. This course is helpful to begin trying to practice the techniques in my actual work environment and challenge the new initiate.
Overall I felt the course was very valuable. This allowed me to get a good grasp of how CHL can be applied in my job. The way this course was run and provided the supplementary materials were clear and easier for me to understand. I truly enjoyed this CHL and really liked the guidance from tutor and LLA admin for their support.”
CHL Graduate and CHSCM Student
”Overall I felt the course was very valuable. This allowed me to get a good grasp of how CHL can be applied in my job. The way this course was run and provided the supplementary materials were clear and easier for me to understand. I truly enjoyed this CHL and really liked the guidance from tutor and LLA admin for their support.”
CHL Graduate and CHSCM Student