Nigeria: Vendor-Managed Inventory Pilot System Design. Bauchi State and Ebonyi State
JSI's USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, with support from the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and the state Ministry of Health (MOH), piloted an innovative distribution system, based on vendor-managed inventory (VMI) design principles. The objective of the pilot was to improve the availability of commodities at service delivery points (SDPs), increase the visibility of information, and transfer logistics tasks from SDP staff to dedicated logistics staff, to allow SDP staff more time to spend serving clients. The design included a logistics management information system; inventory control system; storage, distribution, and transport; and the human resource structure required to effectively implement the design. The monitoring and evaluation plan was also developed. This report includes key design decisions made for the pilot. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2012.
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