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Logistics' Contributions to Better Health in Developing Countries: Programmes That Deliver
     

Logistics' Contributions to Better Health in Developing Countries: Programmes That Deliver

by Pat Shawkey, Carolyn G. Hart
 

ISBN-10: 0754635163

ISBN-13: 9780754635161

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754635161
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Series:
Transport and Society Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesvi
Glossaryvii
The Family Planning Logistics Managementxiii
Acknowledgmentsxiv
Abstractxvi
Executive Summaryxvii
1Supply Chain Improvement: How it Benefits Family Planning Programmes1
2Policy Environment: Winning and Maintaining Policy Support for Supply Chain Improvements13
3The Customer: Ultimate Beneficiary of Supply Chain Management31
4People and Organizations: Improving Performance for a Stronger Supply Chain45
5Logistics Management Information System: Tracking the Flow of Products to Customers69
6Forecasting and Procurement: Ensuring Timely Availability of Products93
7Distribution: Delivering Products to Customers105
8Transforming Your Supply Chain: From As-is to Could-be125
9Global Trends Affecting Public Sector Supply Chain Management137
Bibliography160
Index170

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