Request For Comment to update the Target Software Standards on supply chain systems for use in Low and Middle Income Countries
The ISG invites the Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) community to participate in a Request For Comment (RFC) process focused on updating the Target Software Standards (TSS) on supply chain systems for use in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). CLICK TO JOIN THE OPEN COMMENT ZOOM CALLS: June 21st 2023 from 4-5 […]
The ISG invites the Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) community to participate in a Request For Comment (RFC) process focused on updating the Target Software Standards (TSS) on supply chain systems for use in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC).
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In 2018 a group of stakeholders came together to develop the first set of “Target Software Standards” (TSS) for electronic logistics management systems (eLMIS). The transition from paper-based management of in-country supply chains to digital systems led to (a) the growing need for market-driven software solutions and increased awareness and (b) a better understanding of what an eLMIS is and how it can improve supply chains. LMIC’s continue to enhance and evolve their approach to delivering health services to their citizens. “Digital transformation,” the act of using technology to enhance and transform business processes, is accelerating rapidly across all capabilities including procurement, planning, health care delivery and supply chain operations. This is more than the simple digitalization of the paper processes, but a steady transformation of systems to take advantage of the new capabilities presented.
This RFC is an invitation to the wider community to provide input and suggestions on developing the TSS update. The version of the TSS considered in this document is intended to provide an effective list of requirements that describe supply chain processes in the context of a larger ecosystem. These requirements are intended to be used by (a) software vendors to match their offerings more effectively to the needs of this community, and (b) country governments to better enable the building of RFP requirements and scoring mechanisms to match the requirement definitions presented here.
The comment period will be open through June 21st, 2023 and will include three open-call working sessions for questions and answers on May 24th, 2023 from 4-5 PM CET, June 7th 2023 from 4-5 PM CET and June 21st 2023 from 4-5 PM CET. Feedback can be submitted verbally during these calls or in written form by adding a comment to the Draft document. Feedback will be compiled and reviewed by the core working group. If you have interest in serving on the working group in the future please contact email@example.com. Once complete, the final version will be published here on the ISG website.
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A note on the process: it is anticipated that this will be an annual process moving forward allowing for a set of standards that is responsive to market conditions and emerging technologies. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the Interim PMU.