- Keywords > health supply chain - models
- Keywords > Integrated Pharmaceutical Logistics System (IPLS)
- Keywords > Integrated System for Medicines and Supplies Management
- Keywords > logistics management information system (LMIS)
- Keywords > logistics management unit (LMU)
- Keywords > pharmaceutical logistics management systems
- Keywords > pharmaceutical system performance
- Keywords > supply chain management
- Keywords > supply chains - optimization process
(2010; 54 pages)
USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 1. 2010. Logistics Management Units: What, Why, and How of the Central Coordination of Supply Chain Management. Arlington, Va.: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 1.
Increasingly, countries have recognized the value of forming a management structure that is responsible for organizing, monitoring, and supporting supply chain activities within a logistics system—a logistics management unit (LMU). Although this may require a substantial human resource investment, it enables service providers to focus their time and energy on serving patients and permits logisticians to build stronger skills in supply chain management. This document describes an LMU, how it can be structured, the reasons for advocacy, and suggestions on how to begin. Also included are illustrations using country examples.