Top 7 Health Supply Chain Reads in 2021

January 4th, 2022 | News


Global supply chains made headlines this past year. As the need for health supply chain strengthening will continue and likely grow in 2022, we’re revisiting a few of our most popular health supply chain articles and resources from 2021. 

Our most-read pieces focus on resilience during and post-pandemic; consumer-driven supply chains; digital transformation; and country ownership.

1. Supply Chain Manager’s Handbook

This continues to be one of our most popular resources. Whether you’re a seasoned supply chain expert or new to the field, this handbook is a “go to” resource for key principles and concepts of supply chain management for health commodities. It includes a recent addendum on health supply chain management in the humanitarian response context.

2. Strong Supply Chains Save Lives: A tour of JSI’s supply chain solutions 

Health supply chains are the backbone of health systems and essential to positive health outcomes. This blog takes readers on a virtual tour to a few of our country programs to see how our supply chain solutions are bolstering service delivery and supporting an array of programs including HIV, reproductive health, malaria, maternal health, neglected tropical diseases, and community health.

3. The Holy Grail of End-to-End Data Visibility for Your Health Supply Chain 

Data and digitization are core to serving clients and supply chain transformation. As this year has reminded us, data about client demand as well as supply are essential for a resilient supply chain. In this video, our experts discuss examples from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania that highlight the central role of data and digitization in next-generation health supply chains.

4. Health Supply Chain Management: JSI’s approach to strengthening and scaling consumer-centric supply chains

With a rapidly changing political, economic, and public health landscape, this resource highlights JSI’s approach to transforming health supply chains to ensure people have on-demand access to high-quality, affordable health supplies where, when, and how they want to receive them.

5. Transition for Sustainability: Deploying the eLMIS in Zambia

The USAID Electronic Supply Chain Management Information System (eLMIS) Project is transitioning the development, operation, and support of the eLMIS to the Zambian Ministry of Health. This includes software development, governance, monitoring and evaluation, and financing. In this write-up, we highlight the process and impressive progress.

6. Building Resilient Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Supply Chains During COVID-19 and Beyond: Community Roadmap for Action and Technical Findings

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted public health supply chains, revealing underlying vulnerabilities in the global supply ecosystem and increasing uncertainty in both the supply and demand of life-saving SRH medicines and products. This roadmap illustrates how our supply chains helped ensure continuity of SRH products and services during COVID-19 and offers an action plan to strengthen end-to-end supply chains for SRH products.

7. Strengthening Supply Chains to Respond to COVID-19

As attention and resources focus on the pandemic, health supply chains must continue their equally important daily operations and prevent disruptions. This resource highlights the many ways we are supporting urgent supply chain needs to mitigate the pandemic.

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