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HCM 126 - Global Health Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Code Start Date Duration Venue Fees
HCM 126 04 July 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
HCM 126 01 August 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
HCM 126 26 September 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
HCM 126 24 October 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
HCM 126 21 November 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link
HCM 126 19 December 2021 5 Days Istanbul $ 3950 Registration Form Link


Course Description

This 5-day course will expand the attendee’s knowledge and skills in the field of global health procurement and supply chain management through a combination of structured Instructor-led informative lectures and interactive sessions and case study ‘‘problem – solution’’ exercises and short group discussions.  

This course will provide a solid overview of procurement and supply chain management issues, focusing on the following topics: Procurement Management, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, Distribution Management and Post-Distribution Activities. 

Course Objectives

  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of procurement and supply chain management and its linkages with global health;
  • Fully understand the procurement and supply chain management framework and how different parts of the supply chain work together;
  • Develop a strong foundation of the real-world issues and challenges involved in selection, procurement, supply and distribution of medicines and other public health commodities;
  • Learned management structures and systems required for effective operations of procurement and supply chain management; 
  • Gain sufficient knowledge to be able to assess and address supply chain bottlenecks;
  • Exercise the skills required for making procurement and supply chain management more effective;
  • Improve confidence level related to negotiation and decision-making and be in a position to help facilitate cost-effective and high quality delivery of public health programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Healthcare managers and executives involved in purchasing
  • Heatlhcare managers responsible for human resources
  • Heathcare managers responsible for supplies, equipment and facilities
  • Those who wish to familiarize themselves with supply chain management in the health sector

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to Procurement & Supply Chain Management
  • A complete overview of the PSM approach in global health 
  • Fundamental concepts of pharmaceutical management and public health programs 
  • How the PSM function fits into the overall structure
  • Health Care Delivery & Public Health Commodities
  • Overview of health commodities
  • Review on how products on the national treatment guidelines is arrived at 
  • Process, persons involved, key strengths and gaps
  • Discussion of the ‘‘essential medicines concept’’ (Pre & Post – COVID-19).

Day 2

  • Quantification and Supply Planning
  • Methodology, tools and key process to estimate the needs for health commodities
  • Scientific forecasting methods as applied to various product categories
  • Global Health Procurement
  • Review of the processes, personnel and standards applied as well as country capacity to carry out effective procurement. 
  • Principles of good procurement practice
  • Writing of procurement plans and types of procurement methods.
  • Procurement Cycle
  • Factors Influencing Prices
  • Procurement Methods
  • Good Pharmaceutical Procurement
  • Supplier selection methodology
  • Procurement Management
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Procurement Assessment

Day 3

  • Inventory Management
  • Principles of inventory management 
  • Various inventory policies and norms
  • The importance of having an inventory strategy and its implementation
  • Understanding inventory
  • Stock Records and Standard Reports
  • Selection of items to be held in stock
  • Service Levels and Safety Stock
  • Models for Inventory Control & Inventory Management 
  • Standard Inventory Calculations & Reorder Frequency

Day 4

  • Storage & Distribution (Warehouse Management & Logistics)
  • Business operations and various Regulatory Authority regulations 
  • Requirements related to Good Storage and Distribution Practices
  • Warehouse processes, transportation systems, distribution systems and techniques on maintaining a cold chain
  • Introduction - Storage and Distribution
  • Goals of Storage and Distribution
  • Distribution Cycle
  • Distribution System Design
  • Good Storage & Distribution Practices
  • Assuring the Quality of Medicines
  • Considering Improvements and Replacements

Day 5

  • Effective Use of Medicines
  • The concepts of effective / non-effective medicines use 
  • Its impact upon availability and efficacy of a public health system
  • Examples of Effective / Non-Effective Medicine Use
  • Adverse Impact of Non-Effective Medicine Use
  • Factors Underlying Non-Effective Use
  • Strategies to Improve Medicine Use
  • Developing A Strategy
  • Why Pharmacovigilance Is Important
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Management Support Functions & Systems
  • Key support functions and systems 
  • How these support functions affect the performance of the procurement and supply chain function