PFSCM is a diversified supply chain solutions provider and procurement services agent (PSA) specializing in prevention, diagnostic and treatment products for the following disease groups and health areas:
- HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis
- Reproductive health, family planning and, maternal and child health
- Diagnostics, and medical devices
We offer complete sourcing-, supply chain, and 4PL solutions including: vendor prequalification and audits, dossier reviews, product sampling and quality testing, forecasting, demand planning, last-mile logistics, real-time shipment tracking, and storage and warehousing.
PFSCM is a subsidiary of one of the leading international health consultancy organizations in the US — JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI).
In addition to our project management headquarters in Washington D.C., in the US, and the operational facility in Woerden, in the Netherlands, we have access to eight JSI offices in the US, and 42 other JSI offices around the world.
Within PFSCM’s global structure we have around 90 seconded, full-time staff members, with staff in a few strategic countries, such as Nigeria. PFSCM staff represent over 35 different nationalities.
PFSCM was established in 2005 to implement one of the world’s largest public health supply chains, the Supply Chain Management System Project (SCMS); a project of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
PFSCM managed this program for over a decade, and delivered more than $2.8 billion in health care products to 66 PEPFAR-supported countries, and managed the procurement and distribution of over 18 500 deliveries.
Today, the work of SCMS continues to aid millions of people around the world as the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program.
In 2009, PFSCM was selected as a PSA for the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria’s Pooled Procurement Mechanism (PPM). The Global fund is a major financing institution in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria in 140 countries. PFSCM was awarded new contracts with the Global Fund in 2013 and 2019.
PFSCM is currently contracted as Global Fund PSA for:
- Rapid Diagnostic Tests for HIV and Malaria programs,
- Viral Load and Early Infant Diagnostics, Other Diagnostics for HIV, TB and
- Malaria programs, and Laboratory and Medical Supplies,
- and Medical Equipment and Devices.
PFSCM has also recently been contracted by the Global Fund to execute additional supply chain and sourcing services to help countries resolve procurement bottlenecks, overcome supply chain management challenges, and to facilitate timely access to diagnostic tests and related supplies for the detection of SARS-COV-2.
In the first three quarters of 2020, PFSCM has procured $47.2 million worth of COVID-19 diagnostic products and delivered 137 shipments to 56 countries maintaining an OTIF of 99%.
Over the last 10 years we have procured more than $3.9 billion in health care products for the Global Fund and delivered more than 17,700 shipments to 91 countries, making the Global Fund our largest client.
Traditionally, PFSCM worked with large donors and the countries supported by those donors, but in 2010 we opened our services to Ministries of Health, countries with domestic funded public health programs, other non-government organizations (NGOs), and privately operated health initiatives and programs.
Today, we support a number of organizations and countries with direct and/or once-off procurement services, as well as technical assistance and in-country logistics services. Our client base stretches from Latin America across Africa and Eastern Europe to Central Asia, and we have experience in more than 104 countries worldwide. Our core expertise lies in developing solutions for the African continent. More than 90% of products we buy are destined for sub-Saharan Africa.
We strengthen, develop, and manage secure, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable global supply chains to improve the health and well-being of people in low- and middle-income countries through increased access to quality and affordable health products.
We achieve our mission by:
Providing quality, best-value products and end-to-end supply chain services:
plan, source, move, track, store, quality
Deploying innovative, data-driven solutions to enhance supply chain agility
Transforming local and regional health supply chains to promote sustainable access to quality health products
Our Parent Company
The Partnership for Supply Chain Management is a nonprofit organization established in 2005 by one of the leading international health consultancy organizations in the US — JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI). PFSCM brings multi-sectoral non-profit and commercial expertise to strengthen national supply chains and to ensure reliable availability of essential products to programs in developing countries.
Since its founding in 1979, JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) has implemented projects in more than 104 countries, assisting developing country governments, donor agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies in strengthening health systems. JSI’s mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.
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