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Utilize Inventory Segmentation to Improve Service and Lower Costs in the IDN Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Published: 02 March 2017

ID: G00325669

Analyst(s): Eric O'Daffer , Anita Vila-Parrish


IDNs often use a uniform strategy to manage pharmaceutical inventory, resulting in higher inventory costs. This research helps supply chain leaders develop a segmented approach that accounts for demand dynamics to make better trade-off decisions and cut costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Align Segmentation Efforts With Organizational Goals
  • Analyze Pharmaceutical Demand Characteristics to Determine Product Clusters
    • Other Product Characteristics
  • Make Informed Trade-Off Decisions by Incorporating the Impact of Different Inventory Strategies on Operational, Clinical and Financial Performance

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