The purpose of the Supply Chain Performance Improvement Program (SCPI) was to build capacity in Central Medical Store (CMS) staff in ISO-accredited warehousing best practices through a modular, adaptable three-phased approach. The need for local, country-specific training programs is in high demand. In response to increasing requests, including a request from the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS), for a more country-specific, less resource intensive warehouse operations management (WOM) course, Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) staff designed the SCPI program. For years, the traditional capacity building approach in WOM was offsite, in-service training for central and regional medical store staff around the world. Staff would leave their posts for weeks at a time, usually with travel fees and course tuition funded by donor agencies. When staff returned to their posts, it was difficult to apply what they had learned in the state-of-the-art warehouse training facilities to their own unique warehouse environments.
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