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

News Article
December 23, 2022
Quick action by USAID and the GHSC-PSM network led to an emergency delivery of Nevirapine moved quickly from Cameroon to Ethiopia, ensuring HIV-exposed infants receive an uninterrupted supply of prophylaxis as we enter the new year. Placing medicine in the right place, where it is most urgently…
Events
November 30, 2022
Join many of GHSC-PSM’s specialists from around the globe Nov 30-Dec 2 at the 2022 Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Dakar, Senegal! Presentations: Mariya Saleh | GHSC-PSM in Nigeria. "The Drug Revolving Fund Scheme: A Catalytic Intervention for Improving Access to Medicines in Nigeria"…
Success Stories
December 7, 2022
In this new series from GHSC-PSM, we are sharing recent insights and lessons learned from across our country programs. The third article introduces the call center solution that GHSC-PSM and partners are implementing in Niger to improve the visibility of stocks of malaria products and facilitate…

Success Stories

December 19, 2022
In this new series from GHSC-PSM, we are sharing recent insights and lessons learned from across our country programs. The third article introduces the call center solution that GHSC-PSM and partners are implementing in Niger to improve the visibility of stocks of malaria products and…
November 17, 2022
When Rwanda reported the country’s first case of COVID-19 in March 2020, the government responded quickly by closing schools and churches and prohibiting mass gatherings. As cases surged in the ensuing weeks, the government imposed a countrywide lockdown. It urged stringent precautionary measures,…
November 4, 2022
Poor infrastructure can complicate gathering data in real-time or near real-time to accurately forecast health facility needs for contraceptives and life-saving medicines. In supply chain management, the human element can be just as important when it comes to getting accurate data for decision-…