Supply Planning

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Woman data analytics at computer in Kenya
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Photo Credit: USAID Kenya
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Globally and nationally, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project uses and promotes advanced quantification methods to improve forecasts and provide suppliers and managers with more accurate information to plan their production and deliveries, which helps countries avoid stockouts and product waste through expiration. Consolidating supply chains from multiple countries also allows for bulk purchasing and drives down commodity costs.

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Global Demand Forecasts
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Our Plan team creates global demand forecasts for USAID’s procurement of various health commodity types based on historical information, public health indicators, market-shaping initiatives, international donor activities, and statistical modeling. Our experts monitor global consumption patterns and supply to take corrective steps in forecasting and communicating demand risks.

The Automated Requisition Tracking Management Information System (ARTMIS) has an integrated tool for optimized supply planning.

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National Forecasts & Quantification
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Our experts work with government agencies, public- and private-sector organizations, and other donors to improve demand forecasts using a variety of tools and data sources. This coordination helps ensure shipments are planned, scheduled, and monitored for continuity of product availability.

National quantification exercises inform international donor spending and ministry of health commodity requirements for individual countries.

Forthcoming are GHSC-PSM guidance documents and standard operating procedures for country-level forecasting and supply planning of various commodity types.

News & Highlights

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November 15, 2019
The Global Health Supply Chain Summit took place November 20-22, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. GHSC-PSM presented on the following: Track 8: Accessibility Presentation: Piloting unmanned aerial vehicles for health commodity transportation and delivery in remote settings (presented by…
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November 5, 2019
In May 2019, 20 staff from Botswana’s Central Medical Stores (CMS) participated in a course on contracts management provided by the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project, in cooperation with International Law Institute (ILI) of Washington DC…
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September 30, 2019
The International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) took place December 2–7, 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. GHSC-PSM presented four posters, two presentations, and held a satellite session focused on transitioning to TLD.  Satellite Event Thursday December 5, 7:00 AM – 8:…

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