Supply Chain in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Strategic Influences and Supply Chain Responses

Supply Chain in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Strategic Influences and Supply Chain Responses

by Rob Whewell

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Throughout history, the development and application of technology has been crucial to progress in healthcare provision. The shape that healthcare processes take will impact not only the quality of the resulting service but also the way in which suppliers of healthcare products will need to operate to make the most of their opportunities.
In this cutting edge guide to strategic supply chain management, Rob Whewell shows how to develop a strategy to protect your pharmaceutical business from key threats whether legal or illegal. Parallel trading and counterfeit drugs, the requirements of organizations such as the FDA demanding more rigorous controls and traceability, new technologies and new ways of working with wholesalers or alternative distributors, all offer a new flexibility in manufacturing and the ability to respond to immediate opportunities or crises in any given market. The authoritatively written Supply Chain in the Pharmaceutical Industry provides you with the means to develop a strategic approach to supply chain that allows you to minimize risk and ensure flexibility and improved long-term profitability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409458661
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 09/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Rob Whewell was a founder member and Vice President of Aegate Ltd., a venture company established by PA Consulting Group to provide the industry with a mechanism to ensure safe dispensing of medicines to patients by pharmacists. Before joining PA Consulting Life Sciences division he built up his experience in pharmaceutical supply chain issues at Wellcome, Glaxo and Zeneca working in Western and Eastern Europe, Asia, USA and Middle East Markets. Rob lectured widely on the subject on the global conference circuit.

Table of Contents

Contents: The role of technology in the supply chain; Managing supply chain technology; The economic significance of healthcare investment; The importance of intellectual property: its development and protection; The operational provision of healthcare; Conflicting goals within the supply chain; Diversion and parallel trade; Tactical responses to diversion; Managing compliance; The case for enhanced patient protection; Applying technology to secure the supply chain to patients; The importance of information; The future of healthcare; Glossary of terms; Index.

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