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Semestre


Safety stock

The safety stock is the amount of stock that is always kept in reserve in case a product is unavailable from the supplier or a sudden increase in demand occurs. This amount may be determined as a number of months multiplied by the average monthly consumption, or calculated as a percentage of the annual quantity required.


SANRU

Santé en milieu Rural/Santé pour tous et par tous


SCM

SCM is the acronym for supply chain management. Supply chain management is the active management of all activities related to bringing a product or a service to an end user through the cumulative effort of multiple organizations. Its aim is to maximize customer value and achieve a sustainable competitive advantage.

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SDU

Stock Disponible Utilisable


SIDA

Syndrome d’Immunodéficience Acquise


SIGL

Système d’Information en Gestion Logistique


SNAME

Système National d’Approvisionnement en Médicaments Essentiels


SNIS

Système National d’Information Sanitaire


SOP

SOP is the acronym for standard operating procedures.

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