Access to medicines, health products, food, books, 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 practice works with local stakeholders to transform their supply chain performance. Our dynamic portfolio of long-term projects adapts data-driven private sector practices to build resilient supply chains that have world-class efficiency, ease of use, and last-mile reach.
Supply Chain Management.
Supply Chain Workforces in Pandemic Response
Health systems in low- and middle-income countries are facing the urgent pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch our webinar recording.
Achieving Better Data: How an eLMIS is Transforming Malawi’s Health Supply Chain
Thanks to the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM), an electronic logistics management information system is improving operations and outcomes for the Ministry of Health in Malawi.
USAID Global Health Supply Chain-Technical Assistance (GHSC-TA) Francophone Task Order Malaria Task Order 2 Director
Deliver/Return Manager, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project
Task Order Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project
Technical Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project
Tracking Products’ Temperature to Ensure Medication Quality
Tracking and documenting the temperature of products and storage conditions of medications from manufacturer to delivery can ensure product quality and inform supply chain decisions.
Improving Health through Digitized Logistics Information
Reliable availability of maternal, neonatal, and child health products in Pakistan is critical. A digitized and integrated Health Logistics Management Information Systems (HLMIS) can improve conditions.
Strengthening Logistics Information and Management Systems in Chad
Improving management of critical medical commodities in Chad is essential to sustaining the country’s progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis.
Fostering Responsible Local Stewardship of Global Fund Grants
Supporting national committees that coordinate Global Fund grants reinforces local ownership and strengthens the effort to end the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics.
Stronger Book Supply Chains for Honduran Schools
With schools able to access more reading materials through a stronger supply chain, students in Honduras are benefiting from higher-quality education.
Empowering Health Leaders in West and Central Africa and Haiti
Through the USAID Global Health Supply Chain (GHSC) - Technical Assistance (TA) Francophone Task Order, health leaders are improving national supply chains and advancing global health security.
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.
Transforming the Nigerian Agriculture Sector
Nigerians who farm for a living often face low harvests and sales, which threatens the population’s livelihoods, access to food, and health.
Using Evidence-Based Analysis for a Food-Secure World
An early warning system that provides timely data and evidence-based analysis helps the international community identify and respond to populations that lack access to safe and nutritious food.
Creativity and Innovation During a Global Crisis
The full implications of the COVID-19 pandemic are yet to be determined, but it has disrupted nearly every aspect of socioeconomic activity at a breadth and scale not seen in modern memory. Now activities that once seemed routine — school, work, travel, errands, and social gatherings —present serious health risks, and the resulting lockdown is…
Upcoming Webinar: Emergency Supply Chain Response
Research has shown that planning for and investing in emergency preparedness in advance – and building resilient supply chains – reduces the amount of response funds needed and allows for a quick response to control, contain, and, hopefully, stop a disease before it spreads. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world and within countries,…
3 Questions with Juan Felipe Sanchez Franco
During the past two years, the USAID Honduras Quality Reading Materials Activity (QRMA) Project worked with the Ministry of Education to acquire, print, and distribute more than 3 million teaching and learning materials. Chief of Party Juan Felipe Sanchez Franco offers some insight about the project’s successful collaboration with the ministry and other stakeholders. How did partnerships…
News: Chemonics Announces New Executive Vice President Chris Scott
Chemonics International has named Chris Scott as its new executive vice president. Mr. Scott has more than 20 years of experience managing international development projects both worldwide and within Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East, including 10 years serving as a member of Chemonics’ executive management team. In his new role, Mr. Scott…
Flying the Last Mile — Integrating Cargo Drones into Health Supply Chains
This post originally appeared on Devex. In remote regions of Malawi, terrain, infrastructure, and resource limitations delay — and can even prevent — lifesaving diagnoses and medicine deliveries to hospitals and health centers. Similar obstacles exist in countries across the developing world and the global health community is starting to turn to drones to speed…
News: Chemonics’ Executive Vice President wins 2019 ASCM Award of Excellence – Supply Chain Leader
On September 18, 2019, Chemonics Executive Vice President Jamey Butcher received the 2019 Award of Excellence – Supply Chain Leader from the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global leader in supply chain learning, transformation, innovation, and leadership. Mr. Butcher oversees Chemonics’ global health supply chain portfolio, providing technical assistance and service delivery to…
News: Chemonics Recognized as Industry Innovators for Second Year in a Row
The Government Innovation Awards, presented by Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News, Washington Technology, and Defense Systems, showcases the best examples of innovation in government IT. This year, Chemonics earned recognition under the industry innovators category for its contributions and leadership to advance the private sector’s vital role in the government IT community. The award…
5 Steps to Better Government Supply Chain Technology
Automated information systems are now widely used to manage the data that flows throughout a supply chain, from procuring a commodity, to manufacturing it, and, finally, to distributing it to a consumer. For example, modern retailers like Amazon can track a product from the point of manufacture to the customer’s door. However, in the developing…
News: Partnering to Improve Lives in Frontier Economies
The Frontier Economies Logistics Lab (FELL) meeting will convene more than 100 forward-thinking supply chain leaders from the private sector, academia, and global development community to exchange ideas and harness commercial tools to enhance supply chains and improve people’s lives in developing countries. “This summer FELL meeting will focus on applying specific commercial tools and…
3 Ways to Better Protect Medicine Quality and Safety in Supply Chains
Medicines distributed at health facilities in small towns in Mauritania, large cities in Nigeria, and remote areas in Cambodia take a long journey to get there. It all starts with the manufacturers that produce them — many of which are based as far away as China or India. Once they have been produced by the…
News: Chemonics at the 72nd World Health Assembly
Every year, the World Health Assembly — the decision-making body of the World Health Organization —convenes to explore the top issues on the global health agenda. During the 72nd Session of the World Health Assembly, Chemonics looks forward to joining international stakeholders for side events that elevate the visibility of these issues, from universal health…
5 Reasons We Need Automation to Continually Improve Supply Chains
In global health supply chains, the geographic spread of delivery is often vast, the diseases we respond to are complex, and the potential risks for public health emergencies or supply chain interruptions are ever-present. This makes continual improvement that much more critical. Chemonics recognized this critical need in 2015 with the award of the $9.5…
News: Innovation, Technology, and Advancing the SDGs at ICT4D 2019
Digital technology has had a profound impact on global development across sectors and in many parts of the world. From April 30 to May 3, public, private, and civil society organizations from more than 80 countries will convene for the 2019 Information and Communications Technology for Development (ICT4D) Conference in Kampala, Uganda. Now in its…
Development Works Here with Dzenita Kolja
We’d like you to meet Dzenita Kolja! Dzenita serves as managing director of the Audit Preparedness Unit within Chemonics’ Global Health Supply Chain Office. Once an aid beneficiary herself, she shares her development journey from Bosnia to the U.S. and what draws her to this work. Dzenita is one reason #DevelopmentWorksHere. 1. Can you tell…
News: Chemonics Tackles High-Priority Global Education Issues at CIES 2019
From April 15 to April 18, Chemonics will present at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) in San Francisco, California. The conference convenes thousands of researchers, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the globe to discuss high-priority education issues. In their presentations at CIES, Chemonics’ education specialists will tackle…
News: GHSC-PSM Project Hits 87 Percent On-Time Delivery and Achieves $85 Million in Savings Per Recent Annual Report
As reported in the recently published Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report, covering the period of October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project made big strides in delivering lifesaving commodities on time and building efficient, reliable, and cost-effective health supply chains…
Operating a Global Health Supply Chain in Low-Resource Settings
This post originally appeared on the APICS blog. Companies work tirelessly to optimize supply chain management and enhance end-to-end performance. From agribusiness to information technology, we all strive for better data, stronger foresight and breakthrough innovations. And, of course, we want that all-important metric — on-time delivery. But the global health sector confronts a unique…
Driving Interoperability Through a Common Language
Whether you’re in line at the supermarket or online ordering clothes, nearly every item has a barcode. This barcode is one of many standardized methods for indicating the quality of a product. With a standard method for product identification and data collection, you can track where a product came from and where it is going.…
Best of the Blog 2018
Check out our countdown to the most popular posts from 2018:* 10. Making Development Dollars Go Further By Spencer Parsons and Gabriel Gonzalez-Kreisberg It will require an extra $2.5 trillion to achieve the SDGs. Can the development community find creative ways to fill that gap? 9. How Can Countries Pay for Their Health Systems? Supply Chains Might…
News: Chemonics Accelerates Global Health Supply Chain Excellence at GHSCS
The Global Health Supply Chain Summit (GHSCS) brings together academics, country planners, NGOs, logistics practitioners, pharmaceutical companies, and donor representatives to discuss emerging trends and tools in global health supply chains. Hosted in Lusaka, Zambia, from November 28 to 30, this year’s summit will focus on accelerating global health supply chain excellence. Chemonics’ heath supply…