MACS Software helps save lives in Mozambique

Installs management software in third CMAM warehouse

MACS Software has installed its MAC SWMS warehouse management software in a third warehouse in Mozambique

MACS Software, a UK supplier of warehouse management software, has installed its MACSwms software in a third warehouse in Mozambique to help maintain efficient supplies of anti-viral drugs. All three warehouses are operated by Central de Medicamentos e Artigos Médicos (CMAM) and are partly funded by the US Government (via USAID) through the Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) on the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR programme).

The first warehouse was established in Zimpeto in 2009 with the second following shortly after in Adil. This third facility is in Beira and there are plans for a fourth in Nampula this year.

CMAM is the division of the Mozambique Ministry of Health that is responsible for the management, procurement and distribution of all prescription-only medicines in the country’s public sector. CMAM also distributes laboratory reagents and test kits for HIV and malaria. The warehouses also hold stocks of cold chain items, such as antibiotics, that require refrigeration or stringent temperature control.

MACSwms handles all stock control and dispatch for the warehouses, providing better control to manage stock levels and workflow, stock rotation to keep products within their use-by dates, and forms part of the organisation’s security system to prevent losses though pilferage.

Tony Liddar, MACS Software’s managing director, said that the project in Mozambique had been a great success. ‘It’s good to be involved in a project like this. Usually our efforts have a purely commercial benefit for our customers. In Mozambique, however, we have been able to make a real difference in helping SCMS save lives.’

MACS Software, based in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, has provided warehouse management systems for a range of industries for the last 21 years.