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.
Tracking Health Commodities Down to the Last Mile: COMS and Data Warehouse Walk-Through .
Event | October 7, 2020
On October 7 and 8, Chemonics hosted a two-part series on tracking health commodities down to the last mile in Nigeria.
On October 7 and 8, Chemonics hosted a two-part series on tracking health commodities down to the last mile in Nigeria. In 2019, the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program-Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project developed and deployed a cloud-based Commodity Order Management System (COMS) that provides end-to-end visibility into several commodity lines. COMS enables users to monitor deliveries in real-time as commodities are distributed to facilities. The first part of this series explains how COMS facilitates last mile delivery in Nigeria. Tracking health procurements can be challenging because of the large amounts of data flowing through the supply chain every day. We use a cloud based relational database system to store supply chain data from a wide range of sources. The second part of this series provides a walk-through of this virtual “data warehouse,” which serves as the single source of truth across the project to guide reporting, analysis, and decision-making. The presentation slides and webinar recordings for this two-part series are available below.