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Alain Vaillancourt


    Research areas

  • 512 Business and Management - Supply chain management, Logistics, Humanitarian logistics, Humanitarian supply chains, public policy, Disaster management

Research areas

Humanitarian supply chain management and logistics and public policy and disasters


September 2012 – Present Finland, PhD Student in Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki:
• Researcher at the Humanitarian Logistics Institute (HUMLOG)
• Warehouse Inventory Management (WIM) Trainer, HUMLOG/Hanken. September 2013- ongoing: conduct one week executive trainings for UNICEF staff on WIM: Copenhagen (English) – Kinshasa (French) – Nairobi (English) – Amman (English)


Advisory Board Member - EduHaitian
April 2013 – Present Haiti - UK – Worldwide
Help develop database concepts for tracking of finances and activities related to scholarship activities for education of primary school pupils in Haiti. Participate in the creation of funding applications and development of ethical guidelines.


Director of Logistics - TiKay Haiti
September 2011 – June 2012 (10 months)
Manage of oxygen supplier relationship and transfer of responsibilities to a local employee, create a network of local transportation suppliers to transport medical supplies, warehousing management, improvement of accounting process to increase traceability of purchases and transfer of accounting processes to local employees, standardisation and deployment of a patient management database.


Medical Warehouse Manager – Haiti Communitere
June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months)Port-Au-Prince
Management of medical supplies in a medical warehouse as well as the management of the closure of the warehouse and other activities such as distribution to hospitals and clinics and transportation.


Assistant to a micro-finance programe - Pheonix Vision
June 2011 – August 2011 (3 months) Haiti
Management of microcredit groups activities with vulnerable women in internally displaced people camps outside of Port-au-Prince.


Process Analyst - Universite de Montreal
July 2009 – April 2011 (1 year 10 months) University of Montreal
Analysis of various financial processes (including purchasing and warehousing processes), human resources processes and security access to the new system for UdeM. Proposed and tested solutions for problems encountered with security. Work with multiple teams and supervisors to ensure cross-functional coordination as well as work with IBM it consultants to test and implement solutions.

Additional Education Information

Université de Montréal - HEC Montréal
Master's degree, Operations and Productions Management and Logistics, 2008 – 2010
Best student scholarship awarded for grades 2008-2009
Internship ERP Project May-July 2009. Process Analyst, Université de Montréal (UdeM). Degree awarded December 2010.

Université de Montréal - HEC Montréal
BAA, Operations and Productions Management 2006 – 2008
Student exchange at IAE-Aix-En-Provence Winter 2007

Latest activities

  1. 2015 Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation of / participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars


    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisit to other institution

  3. Griffith University

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisit to other institution

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Latest research outputs

  1. Planning considerations of aid agencies for the civil conflict in Iraq in 2015

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

  2. Procurement consolidation in humanitarian supply chains: a case study

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Kit management in humanitarian supply chains

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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