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Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager 3.0 is now available. To request a copy, email askdeliver@jsi.com. Supply Chain Manager now supports integrated supply chains by enabling health organizations to track the large variety of products used by their diverse programs. It also enables logistics managers to export data for use by other software applications in logistics or public health.

What is Supply Chain Manager?

Supply Chain Manager is a software tool written in Microsoft Access 97®. Supply Chain Manager provides logistics management information to managers of distribution systems. Potential clients for Supply Chain Manager include managers and other logistics professionals who oversee the distribution of commodities and who have the technical capacity to implement an automated system.

About Supply Chain Manager

By using Supply Chain Manager to gather and process a program's logistics data, managers are better able to ensure an effective, efficient, and continuous supply of commodities to clients.

Supply Chain Manager's two modules can be used individually as stand-alone features or applied simultaneously.

The Inventory module's reports and graphs provide information about—

  • Supply status and distribution of stocks at each SDP and storage facility
  • Facilities that are stocked out, overstocked, or understocked
  • Quantities of products dispensed to user
  • Trends in commodity consumption for program evaluation and procurement planning
  • Service statistics, such as new and continuing users
  • Couple years of protection (CYP), calculated for family planning products dispensed
  • Percentage of facilities reporting
  • Names and locations of non-reporting facilities

The Distribution Resource Planning module (DRP) helps manage the following distribution functions—

  • stock assessments
  • route planning
  • vehicle allocation
  • load building
  • transport personnel assignments

Who will Supply Chain Manager benefit?

Supply Chain Manager will benefit managers and other logistics professionals who oversee the distribution of commodities and who have the technical capacity to implement an automated system.

Supply Chain Manager's Minimum System Requirements

The minimum hardware and software to use Supply Chain Manager include—

  • Pentium II class CPU or higher
  • Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT
  • 32 MB of RAM
  • 100 MB of available hard disk space
  • VGA video adapter with 800 x 600 resolution
  • 8 ppm laser printer
  • Microsoft Access 97®

Supply Chain Manager can be used by anyone with general computer experience and a basic understanding of Windows®.

More about Supply Chain Manager

To download the User's Manual for Supply Chain Manager, click here.

For more information about the software, please contact:

USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
John Snow, Inc.
1616 Fort Myer Drive, 11th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Telephone: 703-528-7474
Fax: 703-528-7480
askdeliver@jsi.com

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