LLamasoft to Develop Logistics Module for Unified Health Model

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The World Health Organization selected LLamasoft to lead development for a new Logistics Module that will be incorporated into the Unified Health Model, a computer projection supporting costing, budgeting, financial and strategic planning within the health sector of developing countries. The Logistics Module catalogs basic product physical attributes, shipping and handling requirements, a forecast of distribution targets within the country context, and then generates a supply chain network design.

LLamasoft, the leading provider of supply chain strategic planning solutions, was selected by the World Health Organization to lead the development effort for a new Logistics Module that will be incorporated into the Unified Health Model (UHM) which is managed by the Futures Institute and the Interagency Working Group (made up of UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, World Bank, and UNDP).

The UHM is a computer projection model that will be used for supporting the costing, budgeting, financial and strategic development of the health sector in developing countries with a focus on medium term Millennium Development Goal (MDG)-related health activities. The model, which will be publicly available, will be used to assist countries with national and state-level health planning. The Logistics Module that is being developed by LLamasoft is intended to take a forecast of material requirements and basic product information, as well as the selection of a country context, and generate a supply chain network, logistics metrics, financial metrics, and measures of network services.

The module will come with standard data sets that include, but are not limited to, geo-coded population data, facility information, and health supply material. Each of these datasets can be supplemented, or overwritten, by user defined data. This allows the model to function when little data is available, yet it will be able to support user defined information when it is available.

This project builds upon previous work LLamasoft has done in the field of Public Health with organizations such as USAID, the World Bank, SCMS, JSI, and WHO, and continues to establish LLamasoft as a premier provider of Public Health supply chain solutions.

About LLamasoft

LLamasoft provides software and expertise to design and improve supply chain network operations. Supply Chain Guru® is the leading supply chain strategic planning application available in the market today. It enables companies to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to major improvements in transportation, inventory, sourcing, and production.

Website: http://www.LLamasoft.com

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