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

Success Stories
May 12, 2021
Across the South African public health sector, advances in information technology are playing an increasing role in meeting patient needs, reducing operational costs, and improving efficiency. In the public health supply chain space, the increased use of systems like the National Surveillance…
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May 10, 2021
COVID-19 began to impact the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project by March, 2020, with travel restrictions and other public health measures greatly limiting in-person training and other capacity-building activities. The impact of COVID-19…
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April 20, 2021
Held March 16-19, 2021, the National Pharmacists Forum in Namibia provided an overview of antiretroviral therapy and it was an opportunity to learn how to utilize data from the logistics management information system, pharmaceutical management information system and other systems to ensure…

Success Stories

May 12, 2021
Across the South African public health sector, advances in information technology are playing an increasing role in meeting patient needs, reducing operational costs, and improving efficiency. In the public health supply chain space, the increased use of systems like the National Surveillance…
May 3, 2021
In October 2018, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project trained the Ministry of Health (MOH) Supply chain department in Liberia to develop supply plans with PipeLine, a supply planning database and software that allows users to see…
March 26, 2021
Ensuring Lesotho’s health clinics are stocked with essential supplies is no easy task in the rugged and mountainous nation known as the “Kingdom in the Sky.” Long distance and poor road networks between central warehouses and remote facilities make delivering supplies difficult…