Supply Chain Management main glossary
This is a glossary of key terms used throughout the site.
Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
Abbreviation for Stock Keeping Unit. A stock keeping unit is a number given to a product in retail or warehouse. This number gives easy access to the price, the attributes, and the manufacturer of the product
Unité de Mesure
Unit of Measurement
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
(Also, conceptual model) A diagram of a set of relationships between factors that are believed to impact or lead to a target condition. It is the foundation of project design, management, and monitoring.
The sources used to obtain the data needed for M&E activities. These sources may include, among many others, official government documents, data from the logistics management information system, data from the health management information system, clinic administrative records, staff or provider information, client-visit registers, interview data, sentinel-surveillance systems, and satellite imagery.
A process that attempts to determine as systematically and objectively as possible the relevance, effectiveness, and impact of activities in light of their objectives.
A broad statement of a desired, long-term outcome of a program. Goals express general program intentions and help guide a program’s development. Each goal has a set of related, more specific objectives that, if met, will collectively permit program staff to reach the stated goal.
The anticipated end results or long-term effects of a program. For example, changes in health status such as reduced disease incidence or improved nutritional status.