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IS-238: Critical Concepts of Supply Chain Flow and Resilience

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Course Overview

This two-hour Independent Study course covers the lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season, with the effort of improving post-disaster supply chain management to strengthen understanding of local supply chain dynamics; improve information-sharing and coordination among public and private stakeholders; and provide State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Emergency Managers with the knowledge of potential and experienced post-disaster supply chain disruptions, management efforts, and best practices.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain basic supply chain concepts and associated challenges
  • Describe the basic components of a supply chain, common disruptions to supply chain flow, and ways to respond to them
  • Describe concepts of the bottleneck and their impacts on supply chain management
  • Describe the potential impacts of a disaster on supply chains
  • Describe concepts of supply chain resilience before, during, and after a disruption.

Primary Audience

Open to all





Course Length:

2 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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