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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March 31, 2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread, the stakes become particularly high for countries that have not prepared their supply chains in advance for major disruptions. Resources like fuel, vehicles, and healthy staff become harder to access or mobilize, and in turn the health system’s ability to…
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March 3, 2020
Following the launch of the newly updated National Supply Chain Assessment toolkit - NSCA 2.0.1 - USAID hosted a public webinar on March 2. Attended by 421 participants from 62 countries, the webinar served as an opportunity to engage with the broad public health supply chain community, answer…
Events
February 24, 2020
USAID is pleased to announce the National Supply Chain Assessment (NSCA) webinar on Monday March 2 at 8AM Eastern Standard Time (see your timezone here) to discuss our flagship supply chain assessment tool, the NSCA. Click on this link to register for the webinar. NSCA is a comprehensive toolkit…

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