Management for health services delivery

Management of resources and support systems:
Procurement and Logistics


Procurement websites

  • Logistics Step by Step
    John Snow Inc./DELIVER, 2005, USAID
    What Is Logistics? Why Is Logistics Important? The Logistics Cycle; Quantification and Procurement; Inventory Management; Managing the Logistics Cycle; Information Systems; Warehousing and Storage
  • Procurement & Supply Management Toolbox
    WHO and IDA Solutions
    A central repository for a wide range of health-related procurement & supply management tools. Materials can be searched by language(Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish) category (e.g. policy, quantification, pricing, capacity building) and level of the health system (e.g. national, regional or facility)
  • Logistics for Health Commodities - Online Course
    2005, Global Health eLearning Centre, USAID
    Access to the online course requires registration, but it is free and provides access to several courses.
    The course Logistics for Health Commodities takes 1.25 hours and although it focusses on contraceptive commodities, the principles are relevant to all pharmaceuticals. The course covers the following questions:
    What is the purpose of a logistics system?
    What are the functional components of a logistics system?
    What is a logistics management information system (LMIS) and why is it important in logistics?
    What data are needed to forecast health commodity requirements?
    How do procurement planning and pipeline monitoring support commodity security?
    How do factors such as health sector reform, characteristics of commodities, and infrastructure affect the design of logistics systems?
    How can program managers and advisors support the logistics system?
  • Health Managers Tool Kit: Drugs and Supply Management
    Management Sciences for Health
    Drug and supply management tools help managers with the process of distributing drugs and supplies to clinic facilities and ultimately to consumers, through following a cycle of steps: forecasting needs; the bidding process; ordering; receiving; storing/warehousing; and distribution
    En français: La Boîte à Outils du Manager de Santé: Gestion des Médicaments et des Approvionnements
    En español: La Caja de Herramientas Gerenciales: Administración de Suministros y Medicamentos
  • Benchmarking the Hospital Logistics Process
    Étienne Poulin, Management for Strategic Business Ideas
    Flows of materials and information; breakdown of hospital logistics processes; service quality performance measures; data collection
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