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Supply Chain Outlook for Life Science Manufacturers, 2014

Published: 31 March 2014

ID: G00261700

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

Summary

Life science companies continue to face margin pressures, even as supply chain complexity grows and demands increase to improve patient care. Life science supply chain leaders can rely on our insights to develop and refine their future strategies.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • CEO priorities are reorienting business strategies from a recession mindset toward growth, thereby placing supply chain executives at risk of pursuing strategies that are misaligned with the CEO's new agenda
  • Structural changes in the healthcare landscape are increasing pressure on supply chain leaders to simultaneously reduce costs, support growth and align with the changing goals of healthcare customers
  • New regulatory requirements impacting the supply chain will require life science manufacturers to take action in 2014 to ensure compliance with approaching enforcement dates

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