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Health supply chain

Beyond Essential Systems provides procurement consulting, implementation of supply chain systems, quality assurance, staff training and electronic inventory solutions for the developing country setting.

Our Approach

We provide contextually appropriate solutions for the remote and resource-limited setting, combining experience of cutting edge technologies with an appreciation for the physical, financial and cultural challenges in the unique settings in which we work

Our Products and Services

We can provide:

  • Tender management, including pre-qualification of suppliers, quantification, budgeting, bid management and bid assessments. We can also audit previous and current tenders.
  • Quality Assurance with a focus on pre-qualification of suppliers, coordination of laboratory testing and the establishment of QA and/or pharmacovigilance databases.
  • Staff training in both supply chain and all aspects of clinical pharmacy.
  • We are experienced in the implementation of – and training in – mSupply stock management software.
  • The establishment of ‘last mile’ distribution systems in challenging settings.
  • All aspects of supply chain strengthening, including development of national and local SOPs, facility standards, infrastructure planning, vehicle purchasing and distribution management.
  • Disaster response.
  • Pharmacy legislation reviews
  • Development and/or review of National Medicines Policies, Essential Medicines Lists, Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medical Supplies Lists (a relatively new concept in the field)