Supply Planning

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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
June 10, 2020
The pressure to deliver on the urgent need for health commodities using a manual system is overwhelming. Since 2015, Robert Mwaura, a logistician working for the Division of National Malaria Program (DNMP) at the Ministry of Health (MOH) ensures that enough malaria commodities (medicine and testing…
Success Stories
July 21, 2020
In Ghana, MOH partners with private logistics companies for mass distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to students Over just two weeks in 2019, third-party logistics (3PL) partners in Ghana helped the Ministry of Health (MOH) distribute close to 1.5 million bed nets to students,…
Success Stories
June 25, 2020
Last November, GHSC-PSM partnered with the Bureau des Formations Médicales Agréées du RWANDA (BUFMAR) to provide training to key staff and leadership on “Inspirational Supply Chain Management (SCM) Leadership and Change Management.” During the course, participants completed an online SCM leadership…

Success Stories

July 28, 2020
The pressure to deliver on the urgent need for health commodities using a manual system is overwhelming. Since 2015, Robert Mwaura, a logistician working for the Division of National Malaria Program (DNMP) at the Ministry of Health (MOH) ensures that enough malaria commodities (medicine and testing…
July 21, 2020
In Ghana, MOH partners with private logistics companies for mass distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to students Over just two weeks in 2019, third-party logistics (3PL) partners in Ghana helped the Ministry of Health (MOH) distribute close to 1.5 million bed…
July 16, 2020
Last November, GHSC-PSM partnered with the Bureau des Formations Médicales Agréées du RWANDA (BUFMAR) to provide training to key staff and leadership on “Inspirational Supply Chain Management (SCM) Leadership and Change Management.” During the course, participants completed an online SCM leadership…