Using integrated logistics strategies, we adapt proven commercial methods for procurement and tools to optimize supply chain performance. These efforts allow us to build country‐level capacity to improve operations along local and global supply chains. Our approach to health commodity procurement involves subcontractor management, strategic sourcing, and supply and demand forecasting. We dedicate expert technical assistance to the logistical management of health commodities, including storage and delivery.
Health Commodity Procurement and Freight Forwarding.
Cutting-edge Technologies in Global Health Supply Chains
To improve access to high-quality health products worldwide, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management project employs cutting-edge technologies and industry best practices to make global health supply chains more efficient and reach more people.
News: Global Health Supply Chain Program Tops 80% On-Time Delivery
The GHSC-PSM project recently shared a report that covers the first quarter of FY2018 (October 1-December 31, 2017). On the crucial metric of on-time delivery (OTD), GHSC-PSM achieved 82 percent for the month of December, exceeding its target of 60 percent. Overall, the quarter’s OTD was 72 percent, more than double that of the previous…
The Case for Dinosaurs and Fruit Flies in Pharmaceutical Supply Chains
At the Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, we had the opportunity to hear about innovations, public-private partnerships, and other unique solutions that actors from various points of pharmaceutical supply chains are utilizing to solve last mile challenges. Unmanned aerial vehicles, blockchains, Uber-like mobile phone applications for delivery of essential medicines,…
Three Technologies that Could Transform Health Supply Chains
In 2015, the United Nations ratified the Sustainable Development Goals, which include bold targets to eradicate poverty and deliver comprehensive healthcare worldwide by 2030. To achieve Goal 3, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, reaching the largest segment of the world’s poor — the women, children, and men who live…