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
October 2, 2020
The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project joined global partners at this year's Health and Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) Conference to discuss the impact of COVID-19, and presented on Ensuring ARV availability for multi-…
Events
September 29, 2020
The USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project will join its global partners at this year's Health and Humanitarian Logistics (HHL) Conference to discuss the impact of COVID-19, and how we must push the boundaries of agility and resiliency when in…
Success Stories
September 28, 2020
Logistical problems and poor management of contraceptive supply orders were complicating the family planning efforts of women who live near the Hawas Health Center in the central Ethiopian town of Adama. “Obtaining our method of choice at the health center used to be a major challenge for us,” said…

Success Stories

September 28, 2020
Logistical problems and poor management of contraceptive supply orders were complicating the family planning efforts of women who live near the Hawas Health Center in the central Ethiopian town of Adama. “Obtaining our method of choice at the health center used to be a major challenge for us,” said…
October 26, 2020
As in many countries, Angola’s Ministry of Health has managed its public health supply chain within separate, parallel departmental programs. The siloed approach has led to numerous missed opportunities to consolidate and distribute commodities to more clients to achieve better health outcomes.…
September 27, 2020
As a pharmacist at Mwense District Health Office in Luapula Province, Zambia, Ngonga Mwansa counts stock and ensures that health facilities and pharmacies have adequate supplies of family planning and reproductive health commodities. But Mwansa realized that clients weren’t getting what they…