Supply Planning

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Woman data analytics at computer in Kenya
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
December 17, 2018
In Mozambique, a new tool has streamlined data collection in the health supply chain, increasing the quality and standardization of data and improving local health services. The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project has continued to maintain…
Success Stories
December 13, 2018
Imagine going to the grocery store without knowing how many people you may have to feed and what kinds of food you should buy. And imagine you could only go once a year. Wandering the aisles without a clear list, would you buy too little? Perhaps too much? There’s a good chance your family or…
News Article
November 14, 2018
As a pharmacist and supply chain manager in Rwanda, Aimable Bigirimana is a critical link in ensuring that essential medicines and family planning products get to Rwandans every day — and always with a smile. In this video, GHSC-PSM spotlights his work at Nayamata Hospital.…

Success Stories

December 18, 2018
In Mozambique, a new tool has streamlined data collection in the health supply chain, increasing the quality and standardization of data and improving local health services. The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project has continued to maintain…
December 13, 2018
Imagine going to the grocery store without knowing how many people you may have to feed and what kinds of food you should buy. And imagine you could only go once a year. Wandering the aisles without a clear list, would you buy too little? Perhaps too much? There’s a good chance your family or…
October 9, 2018
An HIV diagnosis is no longer a death sentence. With a continuous supply of antiretrovirals (ARVs), HIV-positive individuals can live long, healthy lives and reduce the amount of HIV in their body — which also reduces the risk of transmission to another person. Along with regular ARV use, regular…