Strengthening the Department of Health’s Warehouse Management System in the Philippines. October 2017
(2017; 36 pages)

Nfor E, Agaceta C, Linatoc I, Desano C. 2017. Strengthening the Department of Health’s Warehouse Management System in the Philippines. Submitted to the US Agency for International Development by the Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program. Arlington, VA: Management Sciences for Health.

Abstract

The goal of warehouse operations is to satisfy client needs and requirements while effectively utilizing space, equipment, and labor. Warehouse management refers to the monitoring, control, and optimization of warehouse and transportation systems.

The objectives of this assessment were to review the existing WMS, including space, equipment, tools, and processes, and identify key requirements and technical specifications for the implementation of WMS technology that is tailored to the Republic of the Philippines’ public health supply system needs.

The assessment methodology consisted of a desk review; key informant interviews; and field visits to LMDs, third-party logistics service providers (3PLs), RHOs, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) warehouses, and city/community health facilities. Commodities data collected from these warehouses were analyzed, and deductions were made to attain the objectives of the assessment.

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