Improving Performance of Rural Supply Chains Using Mobile Phones: Reducing Information Asymmetry to Improve Stock Availability in Low-resource Environments

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Ensuring availability of essential goods, such as medicines or vaccines, at the point of care in the villages is a significant challenge in rural supply chains. The crux of the problem lies in information asymmetry of supply and demand, as well as ad hoc distribution practices. These supply chains are not managed efficiently, and often information flows… (More)
DOI: 10.1145/2674377.2674382

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