Setting up Systems for Supply Chain Management

No product, no program: making sure that supplies reach PrEP facilities


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A supply chain is a system that moves a product or service from supplier to customer. To establish an oral PrEP supply chain, you should determine the number of pills that will be needed and then procure the pills. Consider if PrEP can be sourced from multiple manufacturers. Multiple sources can bring down costs and ensure reliable supply. The supply chain landscape is dynamic—it’s important to track trends and developments at the global and national levels.

Develop forecasts for PrEP supply and demand
Select the product(s) you will use
Secure product registration
Procure the product(s) you will be using
Make a distribution plan for moving product to programs

Last updated November 1, 2016.

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