The winner of this year’s 2021 Supply Chain Innovation Award (SCIA) was announced at CSCMP’s EDGE 2021 Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, in September. Vita Nosulenko, who works in business development at Farmasoft, a pharmaceutical logistics company, and Sergey Strashuk, senior technical advisor of procurement and supply chain at the medication management company Management Sciences for Health (MSH), received the award for developing a pilot program using a private pharmaceutical logistics company for last-mile delivery of HIV and TB medicines in the Ukraine.
In their submission, “Ukraine: Tapping a Private Fleet to Get Medicines to the Last Mile,” Nosulenko and Strashuk explained the pilot program’s evolution, methods, results, and lessons learned, along with recommendations for a national scale-up program. By enlisting the services of a private pharmaceutical logistics company for last-mile distribution of HIV and tuberculosis (TB) medicines, MSH’s approach aimed to streamline fragmented public sector logistics services while following supply chain best practices and improving patient outcomes.
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Each year at the EDGE conference, CSCMP hosts the SCIA program, a live competition in which a panel of judges join conference attendees to hear presentations on innovative solutions and real-world results from top supply chain companies. The award program receives approximately 50 case study submissions each year.