Supply Chain Management main glossary

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Results that are accurate and consistent through repeated measurement.

Entry link: Reliable

Results framework

Frameworks that explain how a project’s strategic objective (SO) is to be achieved, including those results that are necessary and sufficient, as well as their causal relationships and underlying assumptions. It is usually depicted with the main program goal at the top, each of the main objectives in its own box under the goal, and the results feeding into each objective from the bottom to the top.

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The formal assessment or examination, periodically or ad hoc, of the performance of an intervention with the possibility or intention of instituting change if necessary.

Entry link: Review

Routine data sources

 Resources that provide data collected on a continuous basis, such as information that clinics collect on the patients utilizing their services.

Entry link: Routine data sources