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Our Consortium

Our consortium brings together relevant health commodities specialists, private sector supply chain thought leaders, and international development partners. We are well-positioned to help countries tailor sustainable solutions to local contexts so they can measurably improve the performance of their national supply chains. Learn more about each of the organizations involved in this project below.

Chemonics International. Chemonics International has a 40-year history of supporting USAID programs across the health, education, agriculture, governance, economic growth, and environment sectors. Since 1975, Chemonics has managed more than 1,190 contracts in 145 countries. Throughout this time, we have supported and operated supply chains in a variety of sectors. From pharmaceuticals to farming, Chemonics has experience in commodity forecasting and supply planning, procurement, transportation management, warehouse and inventory management, and management information systems.

IBM. IBM owns and operates a $40-billion supply chain that operates in more than 60 countries, assisting government and commercial sector partners to connect new technologies with existing systems using proven practices for continual improvement and maturation. IBM improves strategic planning, builds human capacity, boosts data visibility, and advises on tactics to strengthen supply chain management and efficiency.

Kuehne+Nagel. Kuehne+Nagel, one of the world’s largest sea and air freight forwarders, manages logistics contracting and a range of supply chain functions. The organization has more than 1,000 offices in more than 100 countries around the world. Kuehne+Nagel has worked with a variety of organizations in the development field, including USAID, UNICEF, and the Red Cross.

McKinsey & Company. Serving the public and private sectors, McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm with experience in strategic sourcing, market dynamics, in-country logistics, and capacity building around public health supply chains. McKinsey’s approach to strengthening supply chains draws from a global network of experts and toolkits from its Global Public Health, Supply Chain, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Products, Public Sector, and Organization Practices.

ARBOLA, INC. ARBOLA, a minority-owned small disadvantaged business and historically underutilized business zone-certified company, offers management consulting, project management, technology solutions, cloud computing, and staff augmentation to government agencies and other organizations. ARBOLA has extensive experience supporting USAID and U.S. State Department programs.

Axios International. Axios International, a small business, provides strategic consulting and implementation services that increase access to health commodities, medicines, diagnostics, and health care. Axios’ understanding of public and private sector global health dynamics and country-level needs drives sustainable change to improve supply chain systems and the availability and affordability of health commodities, medicines, diagnostics, and devices.

IDA Foundation. IDA Foundation is one of the world’s leading nonprofit suppliers and procurement agents of medicines and medical supplies for low- and middle-income countries. Founded in 1972, this nonprofit organization is headquartered in Amsterdam and has offices in India, China, Nigeria, and the United States — part of a global network of more than 40 representative agents.

IntraHealth International. IntraHealth International, a nonprofit organization, has 30 years of experience improving the health workforce in family planning, reproductive health, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. IntraHealth provides targeted assistance for health commodity distribution and transportation at all levels of the supply chain. IntraHealth also supports the transfer of management skills, knowledge, and technology to host-country actors, including through pre- and in-service training and other continuing education.

Panagora Group. Panagora Group, a woman-owned small business, offers integrated solutions in global health and international development. The organization has experience in health, private sector solutions, multi-sectoral approaches, local systems development, and innovative knowledge management and communications processes and systems. Panagora offers services in strategic project communications, advocacy, organizational assessments, capacity building, and strategic planning.

Population Services International. Population Services International is a global nonprofit organization with extensive experience in family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, and child health. Population Services International makes it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan families they desire by marketing affordable products and services. It sources health commodities, including for malaria and family planning, to support overall commodity security. Population Services International previously worked on USAID’s DELIVER and Supply Chain Management System projects.

SGS Nederland B.V. Established in 1878, SGS Nederland B.V. is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. It has more than 1,650 offices and laboratories located around the world.

University Research Co. University Research Co. has 50 years of experience implementing health systems strengthening, family planning, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis programs, as well as integrating health service delivery. It has expertise in strengthening the forecasting, supply chain design, procurement, and continual improvement of supply chains. The organization also facilitates behavior change for supply chain actors and supports a stronger enabling environment through advocacy.

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