Course detailsDay 1: Introduction to Logistics
· Definition of logistics
· Why logistics is important for all health programs
· Purpose of a logistics system
· Different components of a logistics system and how they fit together
· Definitions of key logistics terms
Day 2: Logistics Management Information Systems
· Purpose of a logistics management information system
· Essential data needed for logistics management
· Purpose of the three types of logistics records and the data they must contain
· Purpose of reporting
· Types of logistics reports and the data they must contain
· Purpose of logistics feedback reports.
Day 3: Assessing Stock Status
· Purpose for assessing stock status
· Data needed to assess stock status
· General formula for assessing stock status
· Instructions for analyzing consumption data for trends
· Process for determining the months of stock available at any level
Day 4: Maximum-Minimum Inventory Control Systems
· Purpose of an inventory control system
· Key terms in inventory control
· Details of max-min inventory control systems and the rules for storekeepers
· How to determine order/issue quantities
· How to set max and min stock levels
· The advantages of using a max-min inventory control system
· How to select the type of max-min inventory control system to implement
Day 5: Product Selection
· Definitions of key terms in product selection
· Overview of the product selection process
· Supply chain considerations and other criteria for product selection
· How product selection impacts the rest of the supply chain
· Importance of standardization of laboratory equipment and supplies
Day 6: Quantification of Health Commodities
· Definitions of quantification
· Importance of quantification in supply chain management of health commodities
· Key steps in quantification preparation, forecasting, and supply planning
· How the results of a quantification can be used
· Process for reviewing and updating quantifications.
Day 7: Health Commodity Procurement
· The procurement process for public health sector systems
· Stakeholder involvement in national health product procurement
· Common procurement challenges
· Procurement manager's role in supporting effective and efficient health commodity procurement
Day 8: Storage and Distribution
· Guidelines for proper storage of medicines and other health commodities
· Definition for visual inspection and instructions on how and when to conduct a visual inspection
· How to identify and resolve common product quality problems found during a visual inspection
· How to calculate warehouse space requirements
· Purpose of a physical inventory count and how and when to conduct a physical inventory count
· Main logistics activities involved in health care waste management
· What to consider when designing a transportation network
· Main activities involved in a transportation management system.
Day 9: Monitoring and Evaluation of Supply Chains
· Definitions of basic monitoring and evaluation (M&E) terms and concepts
· Program cycle for supply chain systems improvement
· Role of M&E in strengthening supply chains and the overall goal of product availability
· Steps in developing an M&E work plan
· Key components of an M&E work plan
· How to write recommendations for system improvement
· Connection between objectives, interventions, and indicators
· How to select and use indicators to measure system performance
· Data collection methodologies, including routine monitoring and periodic evaluation
· Steps in planning and conducting a supply chain assessment
· Various tools that can be used for M&E for supply chain management
· Importance of providing feedback and reporting results to stakeholders.
Day 10: Logistics System Design
· Overall context and process for designing a logistics system for managing health products
· Basic considerations and guidelines for designing a logistics system
· Technical aspects related to system design and implications of design choices.
Updated on 07 March, 2018
Eligibility / Requirements
There are no eligibility requirements to attend this course.
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