Supply chain management
Coca-Cola – The "Last Mile" Project
Essential health supplies do not always reach those who need them the most. To tackle this challenge, the Coca-Cola Company and the Global Fund are working together to strengthen and improve medical supply chains in Africa.
The "Last Mile" partnership leverages Coca-Cola’s logistics, supply chain, distribution and marketing expertise to support local governments in their efforts to reach the most remote communities with critical medical supplies.
By drawing on Coca-Cola’s years of experience distributing beverages to remote locations, significant improvements are now being made to the storage, distribution and marketing of life saving medicines and medical supplies.
Project "Last Mile" will include ten African countries over the next five years, with operations starting in Mozambique as soon as February 2016. In addition, the Global Fund will also tap into Coca-Cola’s marketing expertise to increase the demand for health services in selected countries.