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How Life Science Companies Can Minimize the High Cost of Specialized Logistics Services

Published: 28 January 2016

ID: G00293110

Analyst(s): Lisa Callinan


Supply chains in life sciences are complex and rely heavily on specialized third-party logistics services. This research both defines and segments the logistics needs specific to life science companies and helps logistics leaders assess the value and reduce the cost of industry specialized services.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify the Logistics Processes With Specialized Requirements That Can Only Be Provided by 3PLs With Industry-Specific Capabilities
  • Map the Processes to the Associated 3PL Service List, and Segment Into Standard, Value, Premium and Custom-Made Service Categories
  • Engage the 3PLs as Part of a Continuous Improvement Program, With Benefit Sharing Incentives for Both Parties That Specifically Target Lowering the Cost of Specialized Services

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