Supply Chain Management: Investing in contraceptive security and strengthening health systems

The ultimate objective of SCM is to match supply with demand as efficiently as possible to minimize costs.  What is a high impact practice in family planning for creating an enabling environment? Develop an effective supply chain management system for family planning so that women and men can choose, obtain, and use the contraceptive methods they want throughout their reproductive life.

This brief examines why this practice is important, looks at programmatic impacts, and provides tips from implementation experience.