Supply Lines

Each year, on World Malaria Day we evaluate how new developments in the market can help supply chain stakeholders improve the outcomes of malaria programs in low-and middle income countries. This year, we look at the impact of supply chains on malaria programs through the lens of the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that the already […]

The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) was established to improve and strengthen supply chains and health systems to bring lifesaving HIV diagnostic, prevention, and treatment products to countries with a high number of HIV infections. PFSCM set up shop in 2005 when the HIV crisis was at its peak with more than 30 million […]

On March 25-28, 2019, PFSCM attended the 19th General Membership Meeting of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (#RHSupplies2019) in Katmandu, Nepal, from which two important pieces of news emerged. Firstly, WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA issued a joint statement on “Appropriate Storage and Management of Oxytocin — a Key Commodity for Maternal Health.” Oxytocin is essential […]

Non-tariff barriers are non-tax measures encountered during the importation of commodities. These are frequently encountered by the Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM) during importation processes. Some of these contribute little to delays as their overall management is commonplace, routine and relatively straightforward. Other non-tariff measures are less routine, difficult to address and, if not […]

What is the Red Zone? Holiday shopping, and the supply chains that meet that demand, are the main cause of the largest annual demand fluctuation in cargo prices. This affects the containerized ocean and air cargo markets at different times, due to the different lead times for each mode of shipment. Containerized occean prices typically have two annual […]

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