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
October 19, 2021
In September, GHSC-PSM supported Mozambique’s National Institute of Health (INS) and other partners to launch the Emergency Supply Chain Playbook, a tool that aims to help countries effectively prepare for and respond to pandemic threats and other public health emergencies. Several countries have…
Success Stories
October 12, 2021
Great strides have been made in HIV treatments in the past several decades, especially with adult antiretrovirals (ARVs) and formulations. But a solemn report from UNAIDS in July 2021 showed that “almost half (46%) of the world’s 1.7 million children living with HIV (CLHIV) were not on treatment in…
Success Stories
September 16, 2021
When Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) was launched in 2012, it aimed to make high-quality, voluntary family planning (FP) services, information and supplies more available, acceptable and affordable for an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries by 2020. Ghana made…

Success Stories

October 20, 2021
In September, GHSC-PSM supported Mozambique’s National Institute of Health (INS) and other partners to launch the Emergency Supply Chain Playbook, a tool that aims to help countries effectively prepare for and respond to pandemic threats and other public health emergencies. Several countries have…
October 12, 2021
Great strides have been made in HIV treatments in the past several decades, especially with adult antiretrovirals (ARVs) and formulations. But a solemn report from…
October 13, 2021
When Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) was launched in 2012, it aimed to make high-quality, voluntary family planning (FP) services, information and supplies more available, acceptable and affordable for an additional 120 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries by 2020. Ghana made…