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Supply Chain Outlook for Life Science Manufacturers, 2013

Published: 28 February 2013

ID: G00248383

Analyst(s): Todd Applebaum, Eric O'Daffer


Life science companies continue to face margin pressures even as supply chain complexity grows around the world and demands increase to improve patient care. Supply chain leaders in the life sciences can use our analysis of these trends to develop and refine future strategies.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The rapidly evolving focus on patient outcomes in established markets is challenging supply chain leaders at life science manufacturers to redefine value
    • A Focus on Patient Outcomes
    • Integrated Healthcare Solutions
    • Disruptive IT
    • Collaborative Innovation
  • A growing global focus on improving access to care is pushing supply chain leaders at life science manufacturers to innovate across the supply network
  • Growth opportunities in new product technologies and new markets are increasing supply chain complexity for manufacturers of medical devices and biopharmaceuticals
  • Continued pressure on margins and slowing revenue growth are increasing the need for supply chain leaders at life science manufacturers to find new ways to control costs

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