13/04/2016 Jörn Marder (Doctors without Borders), on "Logistics in Emergencies and an Ebola Project in Sierra Leone"


Logistics requires a lot of planning to avoid unnecessary costs and time delays that lead to more cost or other problems. To be able to do that planning a lot of information like destination, volume, means of transport, value etc. is needed. How can logistics work if none of the information is available and advance planning is not possible?  I will talk about Logistics in Emergencies and how it is handled at Doctors without Borders and what logistics means for an Organization like this except for transporting goods.   To show the diversity of challenges I want to start with a brief overview of different missions that I have done over the last few years.   Mainly you will hear about my last mission, an Ebola Project in Sierra Leone as it shows almost all technical and logistical requirements you face in as a Logistician in the humanitarian sector. I want to talk about the Layout of an EMC (Ebola Management Centre) about Logistic requirements while building an EMC and while running it. Give an idea of what is needed and what the specifics of an epidemic are and why it is so important to work in close cooperation with the medical team, the psycho social unit and the local people.


Jörn Marder is one of the CEOs of Take-7-ltd, a company for event techniques and special mounting, located in Berlin, Germany. But whenever his job allows it he goes for humanitarian projects. It all started with a DRC Nutrition Project in Congo, Africa, for Médecins Sans Frontières in 2003, where he was responsible for the logistics of the nutrition project that also included extended cholera emergency response. Since then he has been involved in further projects in Dafour/Chad, Pakistan, Haiti, and Magburaka/Sierra Leone, and he also advised the WHO on new Cholera Kits.

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April 13th, 2016 @ 06:00 pm


April 13th, 2016 @ 07:00 pm


Kühne Logistics University (KLU) at EE Lecture 2
Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung
Grosser Grasbrook 17
20457 Hamburg, Germany  
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+49 40 328707-201


+49 40 328707-209


Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid
Großer Grasbrook 17 
20457 Hamburg, Germany
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