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

Innovations
April 12, 2021
Advanced analytics supports decision-making through access to near real-time data and analysis. GHSC-PSM has an advanced analytics team based in the Washington, DC, metro area that supports customized tools for various country programs and for a range of program areas. Long before COVID-19 and…
Success Stories
April 7, 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…
Success Stories
March 25, 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…

Success Stories

April 7, 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…
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…