College of Business (WBUAD)
Materiel Management in Contingency Operations
Contingency operations in support of domestic or international crisis require rapid response from logisticians and logistic support elements in facilitating the necessary equipment and supplies needed for relief efforts. This course takes an exploratory approach to introduce the student to the logistician?s role in supporting contingency operations with a focus on agile, responsive materiel management initiatives. Topics to be covered are: contingency planning, forecast, preparation, and deployment strategies, operation phases, roles of governments and private sectors, supply chain strategic partnerships, global capabilities, leveraging purchasing flexibilities, and legal and ethical implications.
By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of the logistician’s expanded role in managing materiel for contingency operations. Specifically, students will understand the need for rapid, agile reaction to facilitate and manage materiel destined for contingency support by leveraging, not disrupting the supply chain. The student will learn about the types of contingency operations and the capabilities and capacities needed to mobilize resources to fulfill materiel requests. The student will also develop a strategic materiel management plan designed to prepare the logistic element for contingency missions.
Upon course completion, the student will be able to:.1. Understand the process of how governments declare state of emergencies leading to domestic or international contingency operations.2. Recognize the expanded role of logistics support during contingency operations.3. Acquire specialized knowledge of materiel management for contingency operations.4. Analyze supply chain partnerships by evaluating the partners’ capabilities to support contingency needs.5. Apply methodologies to test the logistic element’s resources and capacities to support contingency operations.6. Identify the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to deploy the contingency materiel management plan.7. Create a strategic plan to prepare the logistic element for rapid reaction and effective materiel management for contingency operations.8. Analyze the role of private industry partners offering dedicated capabilities to facilitate materiel management.9. Understand the purchasing capabilities and flexibilities designed to support contingency operations.10. Understand the legal and ethical implications of managing materiel support in a contingency environment.
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