The ultimate purpose of a logistics system assessment is to verify that all facilities at all
levels can fulfill the six rights. A system that ensures that customers receive the supplies
they want and need probably has few weaknesses to overcome. When you conduct a
general logistics assessment the purpose is to assess the entire system’s strength and
weaknesses, present the results of the assessment to senior management and policy makers for decision making in order to improve the logistics system and propose an implementation plan with specific steps, based on participant recommendation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Officials who plan and assist with monitoring and evaluation studies of logistics systems, those who develop or assist with the development of M&E study protocols and instruments, those who participate in or oversee the collection of data to monitor logistics activities; provide or use information for planning and managing programs.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Increase knowledge and understanding of how monitoring and evaluation processes can strengthen logistics performance through the use of evidence based decision making and ultimately contribute to commodity security;
• Determine appropriate M&E indicators for logistics management;
• Select and utilize different tools to collect and analyze both data collected through routine reports and data collected through periodic surveys;
• Develop and implement M&E plans;
• Advocate for the use of M&E data and information to improve system performance.
Basic monitoring and evaluation concepts to supply chain management; linking program goals to monitoring and evaluation activities and ongoing system improvement; selecting and developing appropriate indicators for various logistics functions, such as forecasting, distribution and product availability; monitoring and evaluation methods and tools for periodic and data collection; developing a strategy and plan for monitoring and evaluating logistics; using M&E results to advocate for system improvements.