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USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and SCMS finalists for prestigious Supply Chain Innovation Award

December 19, 2014

This year, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT and Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) were finalists for the prestigious Supply Chain Innovation Award. The projects were recognized for their innovative program in Zimbabwe--Delivery Team Topping Up (DTTU)--that provides a reliable supply of family planning and HIV/ and AIDS commodities to some of the hardest-to-reach areas of thesouthern African nation.

The JSI-managed projects were among five finalists, which are featured in a special edition of Supply Chain Brain.

The DTTU model, which has been modified for use in other countries including Nigeria and Liberia, is notable for its ability to harvest, analyze, and use data to ensure full supply of health commodities in a developing-country context, where stockouts of essential medicines and health supplies often put patients at risk. DTTU originally supported family planning programs and expanded to integrate multiple health programs, including malaria and HIV and AIDS.

Under DTTU in Zimbabwe, stockout rates of key commodities are consistently under 5 percent, compared to a more typical range of 10-20 percent for developing countries. The program also maintains nearly 100 percent data visibility by reporting stock levels, compared to 60-80 percent in comparable programs elsewhere.

According to sponsors CSCMP and Supply Chain Brain, the award is the most prestigious recognition of innovation in supply chain management. CSCMP’s Annual Global Conference is the largest in for the supply chain management realm, hosting more than 3,000 practitioners, educators, and thought leaders from around the world.

The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) is a project of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management. The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT is implemented by JSI.