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

Success Stories
October 29, 2020
The KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa has 690 health establishments spread across 11 districts. These hospitals, community health centers and primary health care clinics must report medicine availability data to the National Surveillance Center (NSC) on a weekly basis. Primary health care…
Success Stories
November 9, 2020
The South African National Department of Health (NDoH) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Global Health Supply Chain Program – Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) are working together to introduce systems and processes to help improve medicine availability for all…
Innovations
November 13, 2020
As global health supply chains expand and become more complex, the information systems used to manage them also need to mature. The USAID Supply Chain Information System Maturity Model (SCISMM) helps countries evaluate their supply chain systems' capabilities holistically, enabling informed…

Success Stories

January 6, 2021
The KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa has 690 health establishments spread across 11 districts. These hospitals, community health centers and primary health care clinics must report medicine availability data to the National Surveillance Center (NSC) on a weekly basis. Primary health care…
January 6, 2021
The South African National Department of Health (NDoH) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Global Health Supply Chain Program – Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) are working together to introduce systems and processes to help improve medicine availability for all…
December 2, 2020
Professional Nurse Tauhlole Masemola works at Thusong Gateway Clinic, located outside Lichtenburg in South Africa’s North West province. Thusong Gateway Clinic, like many other public primary health care (PHC) facilities, is the first stop for treatment for many South Africans. The clinic provides…