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Managing Health Supply Chain Risk Through Strategic Outsourcing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries .

Paper | October 26, 2023

The paper explores how strategic outsourcing of public health supply chain functions to private sector companies in LMICs reduces operational risks and achieve agility.

Private sector engagement in public health supply chains increases market competitivity, improves efficiency and allows for cost reduction, while enabling ministries of health to focus on their core competencies and become stewards of their supply chain operations. This paper, published in the Henry Stewart Publications Journal  of Supply Chain Management, Logistics & Procurement, highlights best practices on strategic outsourcing for contracting entities and third-party logistics (3PL) to minimize risk, recommends best practices, and includes three case studies from strategic outsourcing in Zambia, Angola, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

Copyright holder and original publisher for this article: Henry Stewart Publications