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Risk Management for Public Health Supply Chains: Toolkit for Identifying, Analyzing, and Responding to Supply Chain Risk in Developing Countries

Download this publicationWhen the term risk management is mentioned, most people immediately think about how unexpected events, like hurricanes and tsunamis, can affect supply chain operations. But, the concept of risk management is much broader than this. Whereas unexpected events often have detrimental effects for supply chain operations, they are not the sole focus of risk management. Risk management for public health supply chains focuses on how to organize the logistics activities of the supply chain in order to ensure that commodities needed for health programs are continuously available, without disruption. The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 4, developed this toolkit to introduce risk management activities for health programs in developing countries.

Risk management is not limited to a single occasion. It is a continuous process of assessing and responding to risk within the supply chain. This toolkit can provide public health supply chain managers in developing countries with a simple process for identifying and analyzing the sources of risk within the supply chain and for developing a robust response to manage risk. In this toolkit, you will find—

The Risk Assessment and Control Decision Support Tool
Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risks: Activity Session Notes
Workshop: Developing a Risk Management Plan
Case Study: Supply Chain Risk Management, Project Monitoring at the SCMS Project
Case Study: Supply Chain Risk Management, USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 5

The authors hope that you will use this toolkit to structure supply chain operations for your program around a risk management approach. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2013.

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