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Reducing Procurement Lead Times with Streamlined Importation Processes


In humanitarian and emergency settings, health supply networks and processes frequently become complex once a shipment arrives at the port of entry. Unregistered products, inadequate documentation, and sudden changes in government regulations can cause inefficiencies and bottlenecks, delaying importation processes and increasing procurement lead times. With careful planning, many of these problems can be minimized or avoided. This brief documents how simple tools from the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) expedited the importation of health supplies in Nigeria.

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