Manual: Winning the Logistics Game

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A guide for health logisticians to transform their operations and swiftly deliver medicines and supplies to their communities
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This new warehousing excellence guide builds on the foundations of the Center of Excellence (COE) process improvement approach piloted at the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Supply Agency. Through this guide, GHSC-PSM experts share best practices and lessons learned to help public health logisticians to apply COE principles and operationalize its tenets. It introduces key concepts like inventory turnover; using throughput to gauge the ability to coordinate activities; and receiving best practices. With these concepts in place, the guide provides tools and approaches for achieving excellence—by using the plan-do-check-act cycle (PDCA) and a daily planner tool to eliminate as much work in progress as possible.