Malaria Seasonality and Calculating Resupply. Applications of the Look-Ahead Seasonality Indices in Zambia, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe

This concept paper describes an approach for enhancing the simple average monthly consumption (AMC) rule to handle seasonal commodities, while maintaining some of its simplicity to continue to meet complex needs of the developing country settings where it would be used. The approach operationally involves multiplying the AMC by indices that compensate for seasonality—referred to as Look-Ahead Seasonality Indices (LSI)—before multiplying by the maximum stock level. The LSI approach is tested through three case studies, in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Burkina Faso.

Capacity building, Inventory Management, LMIS, Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Planning & Budgeting, Procurement, Quantification

  • Sub-categories Malaria
  • Commodities Indoor Residual Spraying, Mosquito nets
  • Latest update 2014-10-01 00:00:00
  • Version None
  • Developed by USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
  • When to use This concept paper describes an approach for enhancing the simple average monthly consumption (AMC) rule to handle seasonal commodities, while maintaining some of its simplicity to continue to meet complex needs of the developing country settings where it would be used. The approach operationally involves multiplying the AMC by indices that compensate for seasonality—referred to as Look-Ahead Seasonality Indices (LSI)—before multiplying by the maximum stock level. The LSI approach is tested through three case studies, in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Burkina Faso.
  • Languages English
  • Level of use Central, District, Regional
  • Form
  • Amount of training / TA required None
  • Inputs & outputs None
  • Cost Free
  • Advantages The Look-Ahead Seasonality Indicies (LSI) approach is intended to provide a practical, easy-to-use, enhanced means of calculating resupply for seasonal commodities, at all levels of the supply chain. Because of its similarity to the simple AMC rule, the LSI approach is one that should be relatively easy to introduce into healthcare settings in developing countries. Given its simplicity, it should also be relatively easy to integrate into electronic-based information systems.
  • Limitations None
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  • Downloadable files MalaSeasCalcResu.pdf
  • Contact jsinfo@jsi.com
  • Submission date 2016-07-24 02:00:00