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Life Science Companies Are Evolving Their Logistics Functions to Provide Competitive Advantage

Published: 18 August 2015

ID: G00290235

Analyst(s): Lisa Callinan

Summary

Logistics can drive competitive advantage for many life science supply chain organizations. Logistics executives should use this research to explore the commercial opportunities in their logistics functions and avoid the pitfalls of rushing to implement new ideas before they are ready.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Overcoming a Complex Structure
    • Beyond the Familiar to Superior Achievement

Analysis

  • Assess the Current State of Your Logistics Function Within the End-to-End Supply Chain
  • Innovation in Logistics Can Reshape Corporate Strategy in Life Science Organizations
    • Include Innovation as Part of Your Logistics Team's Deliverables
    • Sample Metrics to Evaluate Innovation Success
    • Maximize Successful Outcomes by Testing Ideas in a Controlled Environment
  • Establish Governance for Your Idea
    • Establish Who Should Be Involved and What Roles They Will Play

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