Supply Planning

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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.

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Success Stories

March 2, 2021
How a stock redistribution tool in Zambia is customizing solutions to ensure malaria patients have access to treatment Prompt administration of anti-malarial medicines helps patients get back on their feet quickly. When the pharmacy in the Chongwe District Health Office in Zambia…
February 11, 2021
uMzinyathi is a district located in the west of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province. It has a population of 571,650, of which 93 percent (531,634) are uninsured and depend heavily on state health services to treat the most prevalent diseases in the district: HIV/AIDS, respiratory conditions,…
February 11, 2021
Pharmacists across South Africa strive to ensure that the appropriate medicines are always available for patients when they visit their hospital, community health center or clinic. To do this, pharmacy staff employ various methods to track which medicines need to be restocked at any given time. In…