Idaho Inventory Management System (IIMS): Managing Supply Management and Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Distribution [open pdf - 277KB]
"The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Health Preparedness Program (IDHW/HPP) took an innovative approach to the traditional Receipt, Store, Stage (RSS) operations by testing a new process that increased RSS operational efficiency for the agency. After manually processing the RSS during the H1N1 pandemic, IDHW decided to exercise a new inventory management system called the Idaho Inventory Management System (IIMS). This new process exposed IDHW to an innovative method that would increase response time and decrease the margin of error when receipting, storing, and staging essential Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) supply. Having an efficient RSS process supports the capability to manage and distribute critical medical materiel needed in the event a city is faced with a potential threat that calls for pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical supplies or other critical equipment."
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