Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organisations

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Dates and venues: Free 22 Oct - 24 Oct. 2024 in Virtual Class, Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Duration: 3 days
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Supply Chain Management Virtual Training to be conducted via ZOOM

9:00am - 4:30pm, all 3 days

Tuesday 22nd - Thursday 24th October 2024, UTC+2, Copenhagen Summer Time zone

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Course registration information

$1475 USD per participant

Registration deadline: 20 Sep. 2024
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Designed for

This course is designed for those working in the public sector interested in gaining a com-prehensive overview of appropriate logistical arrangements, documentation and Incoterms. Specifically, it is relevant to those new to the procurement function or logistics, or those who have worked in the function for sometime, but have not previously undertaken formal training.


By the end of the programme, participants will:
• Be able to describe the principles of logistics and determine the appropriate logistical arrangements for a range of requirements
• Understand the need for insurance and the types of coverage available
• Understand the pros and cons of different Incoterms and the appropriate use of Incoterms
• Know about loss prevention, means and actions to put in place to minimise or prevent loss
• Know about customs procedures and documentation and the most common documents required for export/import
• Be able to decide on methods of shipment depending on various factors
• Understand the functions of the Air Waybill (AWB) and Bill of Lading (B/L)


Topics to be covered

Principles of logistics and supply chain management
Logistics goal and objectives
Modes of transportation
Freight forwarding arrangements
The role of the freight Forwarder
Purpose of shipping documents
Incoterms 2020 and their appropriate use
Packing and marking
Loss prevention
Customs clearance procedures and documentation
Need for insurance and different types of coverage
Warehouse and Inventory Management
On-site facility tour



The course is designed to be highly interactive with an appropriate mix of theory and group work. Participants will further be working on challenging hands-on case studies and exercises.


"I enjoyed it very much, the programme of the course covered the most of what I had expected"

"I would recommend this course to all staff dealing with shipments, customs and logistics. Highly recommend to traffic logistics UN staff"

"I like the fact that it covered very practical issues that are faced by logistics/procurement staff on a daily basis"

Tutor profile
Poul Muller
Poul Muller

Poul Muller has been a tutor for UNDP's training courses the last 10 years and has conducted standard and tailor-made courses for various organizations in Europe, the Middle and Far East, Africa and North America.

Poul joined UNDP/IAPSO in 1994 and has solid experience in handling largescale Supply-Chain Management and e-procurement projects on behalf of UNDP, UN, GO and NGO clients worldwide. In 2007, he provided procurement related support to the UNDP Country Office in South Sudan, where he was stationed for a longer period of time as acting Head of Procurement, Contracting and Logistics.

Until the end of 2011 Poul was a Procurement Advisor for the Global Procurement Unit (GPU) within UNDP/PSO, as well as Team Leader for the GPU Health Team.

On behalf of UNDP and WHO Poul has conducted several field missions to countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East, Central Asia and North America. He has also conducted short term consultancy assignments for UNDP in the Middle East and the Caribbean including procurement capacity assessments, development of standard operating procedures etc.

Poul was a Life Cycle Costing Expert and Logistics Advisor in the Procurement Unit of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based in Vienna, Austria until mid-2013.

For the UNDP Procurement Training team Poul tutors the Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Organizations; Introductory and Advanced Certification in Public Procurement as well as the Diploma in Strategic Public Procurement (UNDP/CIPS Level 2, 3 & 4).

Poul is a Danish national and his academic background is in Economics with Graduate Diplomas in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Informatics/Management Accounting.