Cupertino, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/04/2015 -- The Government of Sierra Leone is establishing the National Pharmaceutical Procurement Unit (NPPU). This project shall be co-financed by the Government of Sierra Leone and various donor agencies. The purpose of NPPU is to act as an autonomous body responsible for the management of various pharmaceuticals for and on behalf of all public health facilities throughout Sierra Leone. NPPU is establishing a demand driven supply chain to distribute a wide range of medicines to governmental hospitals and Peripheral Health Units (PHUs). Improved supply chain performance is seen as a key enabler for creating a sustainable operating model. The new supply chain solution will support the logistics operation. The solution will enable replenishment to the dispensing point as well as support the supplier tendering and procurement process. This is one of many features appearing in Forecast Errors Newsletter.
Forecast Errors, a weekly e-newsletter, sponsored by Ultriva, Inc. shares methods, modes, and tools used to inform Manufacturers' of forecast errors that they face on the manufacturing floor, and with a variety of supply chain industries. The newsletter explores forecast errors as the difference between the actual and predicted value. In the current issue, Forecast Errors argued that what separates best-in-class companies from those that struggle with accuracy is how they root out (and learn from) forecasting errors.
A forecast error is the difference between the actual and predicted value. The consequences are expensive inefficiencies that can be resolved with lean manufacturing technology.
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