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Supply Chain Solutions

Optimizing supply chains to deliver essential commodities and improve markets worldwide

Access to medicines, health products, food, and other essential commodities is elemental to ending extreme poverty, building human capacity, and creating vibrant markets around the world. Our multi-sector supply chain solutions practice optimizes supply chain performance in low- and middle-income countries. Our dynamic portfolio of long-term projects adapts private sector practices to build resilient supply chains that have world-class efficiency, ease of use, and last-mile reach.

Data Visibility: Accurate real-time data is at the heart of effective supply chains. Instant knowledge of the status of any commodity delivery, alongside a range of metrics related to market dynamics, logistics performance, and other factors, provides key stakeholders the knowledge to make real-time decisions.

Commercial Best Practices: We adapt proven commercial methods and tools to optimize supply chain performance and build country-level capacity, using integrated logistics strategies and other tools to improve operations along local and global supply chains.

ISO 9001 Certification: Building on our own experience pursuing and managing an ISO 9001-certfied Quality Management System, we help local and global supply chains apply these principles and facilitate ISO 9001 certification where appropriate.

Strong Local Systems: Our holistic and participatory approach to strengthening in-country supply chain systems is designed to achieve lasting impact. Using a four-step framework—engage, empower, enable, and evolve—we work through and with local stakeholders to help them introduce, enhance, and/or institutionalize systems thinking-based approaches and tools to improve their supply chains for essential commodities.

Robust Global Engagement: Tracking, analyzing, and sharing market dynamics worldwide is critical to optimizing price and quality while ensuring a sustainable supply of products. We collaborate with existing market dynamics stakeholders to identify and fill gaps in supply chains, gain efficiencies, and reduce stockouts. Beyond market dynamics, we coordinate with stakeholders around the world on systems strengthening and disseminating best practices.

 

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    Kim ShelsbyKim Shelsby has more than 25 years of experience in trade, private sector development, supply chains, business enabling environment, and agriculture. Mr. Shelsby is currently the transition manager on the Procurement and Supply Chain Management project. Previously, Mr. Shelsby was director of the Asia and Middle East Economic Growth Best Practices project and oversaw an infrastructure rehabilitation project in Syria. He has also served as the deputy chief of party for a private sector and trade project in Zambia. Prior to joining Chemonics, Mr. Shelsby worked for the Dutch development agency, SNV, providing technical assistance in agricultural value chains and business development services. Mr. Shelsby has worked in more than 40 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. He holds master’s degrees in applied cultural anthropology and business. Read more

    Doris YoungsDoris Youngs has more than 20 years of experience managing field‐based implementation and global operations of USAID health programs, including seven years in the field supporting USAID‐funded multi‐country and bilateral programs. As the chief of party, she led USAID’s $57.3 million Rwanda Family Health Project, four-year integrated family health project working across 20 out of 30 districts in Rwanda to deliver high-quality, comprehensive health services by strengthening the health care delivery system through targeted interventions at the central, district, and community level. Ms. Youngs led the Family Health Project to execute 178 sub‐grants in only one month to keep the lights on at 163 health facilities. She oversaw the administration of more than 300 grants with a life-of-project value of more than $20 million. Before joining Chemonics, Ms. Youngs served as director of field operations for the USAID‐funded Capacity Project, where she oversaw creation and rollout of global corporate policies, systems, and operational support for 17 field offices and 34 country programs, including developing procurement policies and procedures for all offices. She holds an M.P.H. from the American University of Beirut. She is fluent in Arabic. Read more

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