Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is an NGO with a special mission: to provide medical care in places ordinary physicians can’t reach. Making sure all their long-term clinics have the right amount of the roughly 2,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) with which each is supplied is an enormous logistical challenge.

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This article draws its inspiration from the paper Demand forecasting and order planning for humanitarian logistics: An empirical assessment, written by Erwin van der Laan, Jan van Dalen, Michael Rohrmoser and Rob Simpson, and published in the Journal of Operations Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University

van der Laan, E.A, & van Dalen, J. (2017). Improving the supply chain in humanitarian logistics. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 30(2), 8–10. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/100179