Quantification of health commodities


Course name Quantification of health commodities
Institution S Buys
Location South Africa
Website www.sbuys.co.za/academy
Language English
Contact information

Sonica Spamers
+27 18 788 2075


Course objective

The goal of this course is to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in using a data driven process to:

  • Improve accuracy of forecasts.
  • Estimate funding requirements and identify funding sources to meet mid to long term needs.
  • Develop a procurement plan.
  • Understand the utility of software packages in quantification and procurement processes.
  • Evaluate and respond to environmental or policy constraints to forecasting and procurement planning.
Sector Public
General course topics One logistics function in great detail
Specific course topics

Participants will engage in a range of activities, including case study, demonstrations, and exercises which will provide participants with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in the following topics:

  • Utilization of data from a LMIS for quantification
  • Forecasting methodologies
  • Estimating program requirements
  • Procurement

This course includes a practical application of quantification and procurement planning software tools.

The exact content of the course will be adapted to address the needs of participants specific to the health programs with which they work.

Total time commitment 40
Focus commodity Health, including RH
Accredited No
Accredited by Not indicated - please contact the course host for this information.
Certificate name Certificate
Attendance mode In-person
Attendance description

This course is held in South Africa, Carletonville

Incentives Not Specified
Incentives description

Please contact the course host

Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

Successful completion of the SCM course or similar

Course fee $1,900
Course fee description

The course fee includes the training tuition, training material, accommodation and food, and traveling expenses to and from the airport.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Volume discounts available

Course included in analysis No
Additional comments

This course is held in South Africa, Carletonville.

Individuals, either in the public or private sector, who have completed a basic course in supply chain management. This course is particularly relevant for mid to senior level staff who are responsible for planning and implementing activities to strengthen the supply chain of family planning, AIDS prevention and treatment or other health commodity logistics systems at the national level, particularly in regard to forecasting, quantification, and procurement. These individuals can also play a role in influencing changes to the ways in which program commodities are managed.

Their specific responsibilities may include:

-Preparing quantification and procurement plans

-Ensuring data quality

-Monitoring product availability and taking action when supply imbalances exist

-Assisting partners in identifying financial resources

-Determining which products to obtain

-This course is also highly relevant for in-country managers from donor agencies that provide health


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