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2018 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: Life Sciences

Published: 28 August 2018

ID: G00366446

Analyst(s): Stephen Meyer, Lisa Callinan


Each year, the global Supply Chain Top 25 highlights leaders across industries and shares their distinguishing capabilities. This companion piece reviews the top 10 life science companies from the 2018 cycle and discusses their strengths to help supply chain leaders improve their own operations.

Table Of Contents


  • Common Themes in Top Life Science Supply Chains
    • A Recognition That Making Performance Trade-Offs Is Essential
    • An Understanding That Visibility Plus Agility Is the Best Strategy When the Future Is Uncertain
    • The Broadest Definition of End-to-End Supply Chain
  • Highlights From the Top-Ranked Life Science Supply Chains
    • Novo Nordisk (No. 1 Life Sciences, No. 13 Overall)
    • Johnson & Johnson (No. 2 Life Sciences, No. 18 Overall)
    • GSK (No. 3 Life Sciences, No. 32 Overall)
    • Roche (No. 4 Life Sciences, No. 33 Overall)
    • Bayer (No. 5 Life Sciences, No. 37 Overall)
    • Novartis (No. 6 Life Sciences, No. 38 Overall)
    • Pfizer (No. 7 Life Sciences, No. 46 Overall)
    • AstraZeneca (No. 8 Life Sciences, No. 49 Overall)
    • Abbott (No. 9 Life Sciences, No. 63 Overall)
    • Medtronic (No. 10 Life Sciences, No. 66 Overall)
    • Honorable Mention
  • Summary

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