Connectathon - Whoever is going would be good to stay the last day. Thursday - gap team Governance call. Part of the agenda is discussing the travel budget and whether this would be a good use of gap travel funds. Touchpoint with Craig Appl (Unlicensed) and others who may need support for travel. Ona, JSI, VR.
Mapping exercise between health domains (ongoing activity over next 1.5 months). Cross-cutting activity defining health work in supply chain, OpenHIE, metadata definition in the health side of OpenHIE.
Mary Jo: Still working with team leads in the gap project around the Interface approach. Reframing with hope to clarify and present more information to Governance so they can review, ask questions, and approve.
Brandon: Better to take time to get aligned and do it right the first time.
Josh Zamor (OpenLMIS Architect) is on STTA to TZ for approx. 2 weeks. Have great input from team leads but need to come together with the Architect and all leads to dialogue. Can't schedule until early July. Letting group know that this is somewhat delayed due to travel.
Next Governance call can have a more comprehensive update on the full project. Visit Product Committee notes can see sprint notes and links to feature work currently underway.
Brandon: Used primarily open source stack. OpenLMIS is easy to use with Docker. Having experience with Android apps, your team may be able to jump into development.
Do you feel like there is support needed from OpenLMIS in using Java, Spring, RestFUL APIs, etc.? Need further materials and support?
Mahmud: We would definitely need assistance to join the Community and be comfortable to start developing/understanding the software. Schedule sessions where SoftWorks learns the tech stack. No experience in microservices.
Edward: Interested in hearing more about the content of the work. Have you implemented requisition workflow management? Resupply calculations? Or mostly indicator calcluations, dashboards, etc.
Have you done any work developing facility level inventory management systems?
Mahmud: In some countries, resupply requests are part of the dashboard. Data entry starts with the POD/LMIS report to submit the previous period's stock status and request for resupply.
In Liberia, in May, the dashboard includes the whole cycle of resupply request, approval, data capture.
In Bangladesh, 21 warehouses and 488 sub-district stores where commodities are stored (approx. 250. Family planning specific). Offline inventory management system working. Product issue is done electronically. All data is also synced to the central dashboard.
Namibia: Facility electronic stock card for 40 central level hospitals. Inventory management software in the hospital stores. Manual sync (not automatic). Generate a monthly report and upload to dashboard.
Lindabeth Doby - USAID Brandon Bowersox-Johnson - VillageReach Edward Wilson - JSI Ashraf Islam - JSI Craig Appl - Ona Mahmudul Islam - SoftWorks Mary Jo Kochendorfer - VillageReach Naomi Printz - JSI TZ Tenly Snow - VillageReach