Tools that support supply chain assessments

In this section you will learn:

  • What tools exist to support supply chain assessment
  • Tools being used in countries across Africa

Many tools exist to make supply chain assessments more efficient. Making use of existing tools allows you to gain from existing knowledge and assess your supply chain more effectively. A description of these tools, their purpose, benefits and examples are provided in this toolkit.

Supply chain mapping tools

A supply chain mapping exercise provides a visual perspective of the flows and key supply chain stakeholders

Geo-mapping tools

Geo-mapping assists in identifying areas where outsourcing could play a role to support supply chain functions and prioritise the allocation of resources in the overall health system

Reporting and dissemination

Reporting and dissemination help ensure the outcomes are communicated in a transparent manner