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System wide issues in supply chain management: the example of UNICEF

In this video Musonda Kasonde describes ways in which those working in supply chain management can support the wider health system development.

Musonda Kasonde describes a number of ways in which those working in supply chain management can work to making those actions support the wider health system development. We like the idea of the maturity model. There are a number of maturity models available, most of which originated within industry supply chain research. One simple way to think about maturity is one that is pictured in this document which described three phases of development: the ad hoc phase, the organised phase and finally the integrated phase. For learning more about how UNICEF strengthen public supply chains through the adoption of the maturity model, you can access an overview of UNICEF’s maturity model below.

In the comments below suggest what phase the supply chain system might be in your work context? What do you think are the priority actions to move it towards an integrated system?

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