This concept paper describes an approach for enhancing the simple average monthly consumption (AMC) rule to handle seasonal commodities, while maintaining some of its simplicity to continue to meet complex needs of the developing country settings where it would be used. The approach operationally involves multiplying the AMC by indices that compensate for seasonality — referred to as Look-Ahead Seasonality Indices (LSI) — before multiplying by the maximum stock level. The LSI approach is tested through three case studies, in Burkina Faso, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Manual: Malaria Seasonality and Calculating Resupply
Applications of the Look-Ahead Seasonality Indices in Zambia, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe
February 22, 2017
September 26, 2019