strengthen or establish secure, reliable, cost effective and sustainable supply
chains to meet the care and treatment needs of people living with or affected by
In collaboration with in-country and international partners, SCMS:
1. Provides quality, best-value health care products
to those who need them
Deploys innovative solutions to help programs enhance their supply chain capacity
3. Ensures accurate supply chain information is collected, shared and used
health care delivery by ensuring quality medicines reach people living with or
affected by HIV and AIDS.
A smart investment by PEPFAR leads to lower prices and reliable supply of HIV/AIDS commodities
Established in 2005 as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and administered by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), SCMS provides a reliable, cost-effective and secure supply of products for HIV/AIDS programs in PEPFAR-supported countries. At the time, many doubted HIV/AIDS commodities could be reliably delivered to the hardest-to-reach areas of the developing world. Indeed, there was no precedent for what SCMS was tasked to achieve.
Before SCMS, shortages and stockouts of commodities caused dangerous “treatment holidays” for patients. Emergency orders wasted money on rush fees and high freight costs. Lack of inventory control wasted valuable commodities due to expiry, improper storage and theft. Poor coordination led to redundancies and gaps in service.
Under the umbrella of the Partnership for Supply Chain Management, SCMS mobilized a team of 13 private sector, nongovernmental and faith-based organizations that are among the most trusted names in supply chain management and international public health and development.
SCMS Wins World Bank Science of Delivery Award. SCMS's case story, "Saving Lives Through Stronger Supply Chains", was selected as one of the top five winners of the Procurement for Complex Situations Challenge. The Challenge aims to collect and disseminate practical experiences, with lessons of failure or success, from designing and implementing procurement in complex situations. Case stories will be used to empower procurement practitioners with solutions and tools to improve procurement performance in complex situations, fostering the science of delivery.