Logistics Routine Activity Checklists by Level
To be Customized for Specific Countries and Systems
The checklists include the logistics activities that must be routinely performed at each level of a logistics system to ensure the effective and efficient management of the system, timely delivery of commodities, and continuous availability of health products.
To ensure the correct functioning of a logistics system, many activities are required at multiple levels. Staff can quickly check these lists to ensure that the required activities are being completed at each level of the system.
Anyone on the staff with logistics responsibilities, at any level, can use the checklists. However, the staff are not to use them as supervision checklists.
Staff should use the checklists as a quick reference guide. For more detailed information and instructions about their individual responsibilities, staff should refer to Standard Operating Procedures Manual for their system. Staff can laminate the checklists, which will make it easy to cross-off or erase activities, as needed.
Each checklist should be used at the appropriate level of the system where logistics activities are being carried out. Each facility should circulate and post the corresponding checklist for each level in a visible location (or enlarged to poster format).
Staff should review the checklist regularly to ensure that the required logistics tasks are completed, as needed.
Note: To create a checklist for a specific system or country, an existing and validated SOP manual must be used to adapt the list to the specific system.
This document was produced with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development through Task Order 1 of the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT under contract no. GPO-I-01-06-00007-00.