Preparing for the New Normal: Adapting Health Supply Chains to COVID-19 and Beyond

COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to health supply chains around the world. During this webinar, a diverse panel of experts shared their insights on crucial considerations governments, aid agencies, and implementing partners must take in the following areas: 1) Adjusting countries’ procurement processes to respond to the stresses to global supply chains brought on by…

Alan Pringle

Alan Pringle is a procurement, supply chain management, and logistics expert with more than 20 years of experience working with USAID, World Bank, European Union, FCDO, and other bilateral donors. Mr. Pringle currently serves as the global supply chain director for the USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM)…

Rodolphe Peltier

Rodolphe Peltier is a supply chain expert with a consistent track-record of achievements and leadership in supply chain management, specifically for procurement programs including: project implementation, sourcing strategy, general operations management, technical assistance and capacity building, and policy development while complying with multiple donors and country requirements. Currently, he serves as the director of global…

Juan F. Jaramillo

Juan F. Jaramillo is a supply chain management specialist with 17 years of experience. His areas of expertise are freight and logistics, forecasting and supply planning, data strategy, and program and change management. Mr. Jaramillo has specialized in health products for HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, and malaria across sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Mr.…

Quality Considerations of Zambian Wholesalers and Regulatory Authorities to Increase Availability and Access to Quality Maternal Newborn, and Child Health Products

The majority of MNCH products and services are provided through the public sector, and as a result, the Government of Zambia is the primary client for wholesalers that supply MNCH commodities. Wholesaler representatives noted challenges in their macro-operating environment, including large and often delayed government payments. When sourcing MNCH products, wholesalers often noted quality as…

Vendor Managed Inventory: Shorter Lead time, Great Cost Savings, Larger Health Impact

The global demand for male condoms and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) kits as preventative measures for contracting HIV/AIDS has been steadily increasing. As demand soars, lead times to manufacture and deliver commodities from a limited number of pre-qualified vendors have also been on the rise. With several social marketing campaigns of male condoms and…

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown is a supply chain management specialist with over 17 years of logistics management experience across a variety of challenging environments. As a supply chain professional and trade specialist, his roles have included project management, last-mile distribution, retail and pharmacy logistics, imports and exports, business development, and freight forwarding. Mr. Brown spent 10 years…

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…

GHSC-PSM Global Standards and Traceability

The Global Health Supply Chain – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) program ensures uninterrupted supplies of health commodities by enabling the identification, data capture, and data sharing of every item procured at every point in the supply chain, from manufacturer to dispensary to the end user/patient. This provides security and efficiency in the supply chain…

Our Work in Supply Chain Solutions

From our founding in 1975, Chemonics has worked in more than 150 countries to help our clients, partners, and beneficiaries tackle the world’s toughest development challenges. Chemonics optimizes and streamlines global supply chains to provide critical health and other commodities, maximizing value for our clients and creating impact that improves the lives of vulnerable populations.…