Supply Chain Management System
The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) project delivers essential lifesaving medicines to the frontlines of HIV/AIDS programs around the world. The project helps strengthen existing supply chains or establishes new ones to ensure a safe, secure, reliable and sustainable supply chain management system to procure pharmaceuticals and other products for people with HIV/AIDS and related infections. SCMS is funded by the US government as part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS programs require a continuous flow of essential medicines and supplies. The project was created to improve the supply chain to deliver an uninterrupted supply of high-quality, affordable products. SCMS will focus on better forecasting to determine what drugs are really needed, aggregating demand and negotiating more affordable prices and improving the delivery mechanism so it is closer to the point of use. The supply chain will be transparent and accountable and tailored to specific country needs.