OpenBoxes is an open source supply chain management system that has been under development since 2010 and is designed to meet the needs of organizations delivering health care in resource-scarce settings, but has also been used for inventory management in the private sector. The OpenBoxes community is continually optimizing existing features and developing new features to innovatively meet users’ needs.

Currently, OpenBoxes can track the movement of goods through the supply chain, from purchase order to shipment, and from inventory to requisition and distribution. OpenBoxes can track medications, consumables, and equipment, and allows for inventory adjustments and movements of goods between and within facilities. Metadata about each product, including lot numbers, serial numbers, expiration dates, tags for cold chain and hazardous goods, package size, and manufacturer and vendor information, flow through the system with each product. Features also allow users to make substitutions, record demand versus order fulfillment, and run reports.


OpenBoxes is generously supported by the following organizations:

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian have generously provided us with open source project licenses for their On-Demand products.

  • IntelliJ IDEA

    JetBrains Inc. have generously provided our developer(s) with licenses for IntelliJ IDEA.

  • YourKit

    YourKit is kindly supporting OpenBoxes with its full-featured Java Profiler.

  • RimuHosting

    OpenBoxes is powered by RimuHosting VPS Hosting.

  • BrowserStack

    BrowserStack loves open source projects and have generously provided us with a free Live account to help us test OpenBoxes under various Browser/OS combinations.

  • Atlassian

    Balsamiq have provided us with open source project licenses for their Balsamiq Mockups 3.