Assessment of the UNICEF Somalia Supply Chain System

The Global Emergency Group | 25 November 2013 | 0 comments

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The Global Emergency Group (GEG) conducted a comprehensive supply chain assessment from 24 August – 25 November 2013, which includes key findings and recommendations (both strategic and tactical) to inform the eventual optimization of UNICEF Somalia’s supply chain and logistics. The assessment is to assist UNICEF Somalia in ensuring a more effective distribution of essential supplies to vulnerable children and women in Somalia, under immensely complex logistical challenges. 

Specifically, the two main objectives of this assessment were:

1) By end of the study, the key issues and challenges in the supply chain used for delivery of commodities, particularly pharmaceuticals, via Kenya and within Somalia will have been identified as well as opportunities for improvements. 

2) By the end of the study, tactical and strategic actions to alleviate the issues and challenges will have been designed, along with a method to implement these actions and promote sustainable change in the supply chain for the immediate 
mid-term and future.

Read the full report here.

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