1st Edition

Revival: Logistics' Contributions to Better Health in Developing Countries (2003) Programmes that Deliver

By Carolyn Hart, Pat Shawkey Copyright 2003
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2003. Logistics are the set of activities that move products through the supply chain to the ultimate customer, these are of vital importance to the success of health programmes in the developing world. This volume comprises the best practices learned and promoted by the Family Planning Logistics Management (FPLM) project, set up in 1986, run by John Snow, Inc., and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The project covered approximately 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and collaborated with national family planning and health programmes and non-governmental organizations that were interested in improving their supply chains. Using a range of international case studies, the book highlights the importance of logistics and transportation in health and family planning programmes, and focuses on the approaches and tools that are most effective for their settings.

    Contents: Supply chain improvement: how it benefits family planning programmes;

    Policy environment: winning and maintaining policy support for supply chain improvements;

    The customer: ultimate beneficiary of supply chain management;

    People and organizations: improving performance for a stronger supply chain;

    Logistics management information system: tracking the flow of products to customers;

    Forecasting and procurement: ensuring timely availability of products;

    Distribution: delivering products to customers;

    Transforming your supply chain: from as-is to could-be;

    Global trends affecting public sector supply chain management;




    Carolyn Hart, Pat Shawkey

    'This book is a "must read" for everyone involved in the planning, execution and management of public health programs in the developing world. The authors have presented the materials in a simple, easy-to-understand manner. It is indeed an essential companion for all public health workers in the field.' Professor Prabir K. Bagchi, Director of Logistics & Operations Management, George Washington University