Update on COVID-19 Response
As you will all be aware, the current situation with COVID-19 is having a massive impact on the way businesses and organisations operate. At LLA, we have so far not been affected and our operation continues as per normal with our team safe, healthy and working from home.
Whilst there is no change to the way we operate, please note that there may be a small delay to response times as we work around this unprecedented situation.
If you call LLA, you will also notice that we have recently installed a new telephone system which will ask you to confirm the department you wish to speak to.
Please continue to follow advise from professionals and organisations like the World Health Organisation to maintain the recommended steps, such as Social Distancing and Self-Isolation, to help combat this pandemic.
To those who are working on the frontline in the response to this crisis, we would like to offer our sincerest thanks for all your efforts. This is a useful article which helps to explain how NGOs and the wider humanitarian community are responding to the crisis: https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2020/03/26/coronavirus-humanitarian-aid-response
NB: IoSCM are currently providing free access to their COVID-19 Toolkit. You can register and gain access to the Toolkit here: https://www.theioscmhub.com/covid-19-toolkit-registration/
Discount on MedLog until 30th April 2020
Following on from the success of our discount earlier this year and in response to the challenges that Medical Supply Chains and Cold Chains will face in the coming months as they respond to a rise in demand caused by COVID-19, we have decided to reintroduce our previous discount for the Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices (MedLog).
The MedLog Programme is ideal for experienced Logisticians working in the Medical Supply Chain. Designed for Home Study and completed within just 12 weeks – an ideal opportunity to learn and expand vital skills.
The discount is now available and will run until 30th April 2020.
The Benefits of Becoming a Fritz Certified Humanitarian Logistician
The Fritz Institute-CILT Humanitarian Logistics Certification Programmes have been designed to affirm and certify the experience and skills of Logisticians and Supply Chain Managers working in the Humanitarian sector. The Programmes were introduced in 2006 and were devised and developed in conjunction with many of the leading Humanitarian Aid Agencies with the aim of building capacity and capability in logistics support to beneficiary programmes. CHL and CHSCM were revised in 2017 to include Cash Transfer Programming, an essential aspect of today’s humanitarian relief efforts.
Since their introduction, hundreds of students have graduated from these Programmes, becoming Certified Logisticians and supply chain managers who are able to deliver aid and logistical support to those most in need. The Programmes are recognised and supported by organisations and NGOs, including ICRC, UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR, Save the Children, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, MSF, World Vision and IMC.
Some of the organisations listed above mandate the CHL and other Fritz Programmes as a requirement to progress into or within the organisation. Feedback we have from many students is that completion of the programme has helped them secure employment or advancement in this field.
The Programmes are studied through online, distance learning, with the practical application of skills and experience demonstrated through using our interactive case study, SCILaid. You can see how SCILaid works by watching our Demo video here.
Students are then given assignments (called ‘tasks’) to complete based on SCILaid and, once completed, are returned to LLA via email. Your assigned tutor will then provide feedback and let you know if the task is completed, or if it requires further work. Once all of the tasks are marked as ‘Clear’, as you have passed your Independent Assessment, your course is complete!
Feedback from students and graduates continues to testify to the importance of the Certification and, also, the real practical value that completing the programmes brings to operating in the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain environments. You can read testimonials from LLA students on our website: https://www.logisticslearningalliance.com/humanitarian-testimonials/
We hope that you will decide to take the next step and study with us. The need for skilled and qualified Logisticians working in the Humanitarian sector is becoming greater each year and deciding to become a professionally certified logistician now will help not only yourself, but the wider Humanitarian community.
Update on Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) Events in Africa
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have regrettably had to postpone two of our planned Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) Events in Africa.
We will be continuing to evaluate the ongoing situation and will update our LLA Events page with more information as we get it. The health and safety of our coaches and students is essential and we will continue to take medical advice before deciding on future events.
We still have a full schedule planned and more details about upcoming face-to-face events can be found on our Events page.
New Programmes – Coming Soon
We are delighted to announce that we are now a Delivery Partner with the Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) to deliver their qualifications to our students! From next month (April 2020), we will be offering IoSCM qualifications as part of our portfolio, starting with the IoSCM Level 3 and Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain and Operations Management.
Whilst the courses are based around Commercial Logistics, they are also ideal for experienced Humanitarian Logisticians who are looking to move into the commercial sector now or in the future. Both options have a wide variety of units available, including Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Procurement, Ports and Shipping and Project Management plus many others.
We are now accepting enquiries and to request more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transforming the Humanitarian Supply Chain
Last month’s edition of CILT’S Focus Magazine featured an article from current Certification in Humanitarian Logistics student Chelsey Dambro, who works for Catholic Relief Services, highlighting how she is putting her experience and expertise into action to transform the supply chain. You can read the article here: https://ciltuk.org.uk/Portals/0/DNNGallery/uploads/2020/1/28/FOCUS_HumSupChain.pdf
Well done Chelsey!
Exploring what the future holds for HumLog – thoughts from the joint workshop at HNPW Geneva 2020
In February, we were delighted to participate in the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW), held in Geneva. The event was hosted by our partners Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA). For more information about the discussions, visit https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/exploring-what-the-future-holds-for-humlog-thoughts-from-the-joint-workshop-at-hnpw-geneva-2020/
Congratulations to LLA Graduates
We would like to offer our congratulations to those who have recently completed a Programme with LLA
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