30 July 2009

“Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices” Distance learning with an individual coach Maximum duration 6 months – average 5 hours/week

 

… YES you can do it while still continuing to work with your organisation

In October 2007, the logistics humanitarian community requested the Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell to develop a Medical Logistics Training for experienced humanitarian logisticians and humanitarian medical staff dealing with “medical supply chain”.

The MedLog training has identified the specificities and characteristics related to medical supply chain planning, design and operation. It also takes into account the constraints that may affect the supply, storage and transportation of medical items used in medical programmes, as well as the information and documentation needed. The aim is to understand how to maintain the flow, the quality assurance and the performance of a medical supply chain.

A group of... READ MORE

16 July 2009

Communicate. Coordinate. Deliver. Humanitarian Logisticians. The new training program: Service Mindset Training

When communication happens with greater clarity, coordination is easily achieved.

When our actions are coordinated, the delivery of services happens smoothly.

When services are delivered, humanitarian logisticians are making an impact and reducing suffering.

The Logistics Cluster is launching a new, interactive, electronic training program: the Service Mindset Training (SMT). This training is designed to improve the communication & coordination skills and customer service abilities of humanitarian logisticians, which in turn, will improve the quality of partnerships between humanitarian organizations and ultimately the delivery of assistance to the beneficiary.

Logisticians who complete the SMT will be more oriented towards providing the service the customer needs which will improve... READ MORE

13 July 2009

Four hurricanes swept through Haiti last year between late August and early September severely impacting the lives of 800,000 people. The community in and around the town of Gonaives was hardest hit. (Source: WFP Logistics BLOG)

Herewith is an article found on the WFP Logistics blog about it:

In response to the disaster, WFP Haiti launched a Special Operation (SO) 10780 for “Logistics Augmentation and Coordination in support of the Humanitarian Community”. Under the program WFP received financing for an interagency fleet of Norwegian Red Cross M6 Trucks. The fleet was part of the initial emergency response and continues to provide logistics support to the humanitarian community through the Logistics Cluster coordination mechanism. The Interagency Fleet is available free-of-charge to transport relief items only where local transport is insufficient and to locations only... READ MORE

02 July 2009

When emergencies occur and the “cluster approach” activated, the WFP led Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) often requires mobilizing at short notice experienced staff to augment its capacity in support of logistics coordination ...

When emergencies occur and the “cluster approach” activated, the WFP led Global Logistics Cluster Support Cell (GLCSC) often requires mobilizing at short notice experienced staff to augment its capacity in support of logistics coordination. pict 1

“Stand-by partners” represent an ideal mechanism with a pool of trained and professional staff who are seconded during emergency deployments.

During 3 ½ days, from 26 to 29 May, the GLCSC had organized a training workshop in Neuhausen (Germany) gathering 20 participants from 7 different “Stand-by Partner” Organizations.

The Training Workshop was organized thanks to generous... READ MORE

02 July 2009

The Logistics Cluster and WFP Logisitcs are working on a revised tool for tracking relief cargo in operations when offering Logistics Transport services to humanitarians

 relief cargo in operations when offering Logistics Transport services to humanitarians. Herewith is an article found on the WFP Logistics blog about it:

 

I had coffee the other morning with Aaron Holmes who is currently working as a Consultant with the Logistics Cluster.  Aaron’s job is to develop the Temporary, Interim and eventually Final NFI (Non-Food Item) tracking systems.  While the WFP currently has the COMPAS (... READ MORE