- Keywords > good inventory management
- Keywords > inventory management
- Keywords > medicines - supply chain
- Keywords > pharmaceutical supply chain
- Keywords > stock management
- Keywords > storage facilities - building and management
- Keywords > supply chain
- Keywords > supply chain management
- Keywords > warehouse - health commodities
- Keywords > warehouse management system
(2013; 63 pages)
Juma, M. 2013. Proposed Warehouse Improvement Plan for the Government of Bangladesh, Directorate General of Family Planning. 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.
The United States Agency for International development’s Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program in Bangladesh, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), is working toward improving access to and availability of quality pharmaceuticals and effective pharmaceutical services. This activity falls under the main objective of strengthening the supply chain management systems of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and component procurement entities with a particular focus on strengthening the logistics and supply chain management systems of the warehousing systems of the Directorate General of Family Planning (DGFP). This assignment focuses on further gains for effective and efficient warehousing and distribution system.
This comprehensive review has identified gaps and recommended short, medium, and long term interventions to address the gaps. The recommended floor plans will help optimize the warehouse design; thereby improving storage space and product safety. The recommended types, specifications and quantities of shelving and handling equipment will inform and rationalize the selection and procurement of the equipment. The specifications and pictures included in the catalog will ensure common interpretation and understanding of the recommended warehousing equipment and handling materials. Implementation of these warehouse improvement recommendations is expected to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the national supply chain logistics management system, and thereby increasing availability and access to RH/FP commodities in Bangladesh.