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(2010; 11 pages)
Supply chains function best when they are integrated, creating connections among people working in various disciplines and locations to solve short-term problems and develop long-term strategies. For public health programs, an integrated approach means the difference between stockouts or full supply, overpaying or getting competitive prices, excessive waste or efficiency, and potentially substandard medicines or effective quality assurance. In this issue of Supply Lines, we aim to bring SCMS’s integrated approach to life, showing how it works and how it has made a difference for the patients who rely on PEPFAR’s support for lifesaving medicines and services...