Supply Chain Models and Considerations for Community-Based Distribution Programs: A Program Manager's Guide

This document provides guidance in the design of supply chain management (SCM) systems for community-based distribution (CBD) programs. This guide presents four SCM models for CBD programs that provide guidance on supply chain functions, including logistics management information systems (LMISs), inventory control systems, storage, distribution, and capacity building, that can be adapted and applied to a variety of country contexts. This guide also shares lessons learned on current SCM practices from a range of CBD programs across the globe. This guide does not intend to offer prescriptive SCM models to be followed rigidly. Rather, it is intended to serve as a resource of tools that can be modified and adapted for use by any public sector government or organization that implements CBD programs.

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