Technical Report: Business Case for the Implementation of Global Standards

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GHSC-PSM is committed to incorporating lessons learned over the last decade of global health supply chain management and exploring industry innovations that will lead to better, more efficient supply chain. Central to this commitment is the implementation and use of global supply chain standards for product identification, location identification, and product master data. This document presents the business case for adoption and implementation of global standards.

This document discusses the current approach to product identification, party/location identification, and master data management in the global health supply chain; problems and issues caused by the current approach; how standards can help resolve those issues, and; the standards implementation process, including metrics that can be used to help measure progress.