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Supply Chain Benchmarking Data Reveals Differences Between Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers

Published: 15 November 2019

Summary

Gartner’s supply chain metrics benchmarking program now identifies key differences between medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, and highlights how trade-offs are being made. Supply chain leaders in both industries can use this research to improve supply chain strategy and goal setting.

Included in Full Research

  • Customer Fulfillment: Strengthen Ties With Downstream Partners
    • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Segments: Key Differences
  • Inventory: Use Inventory to Gauge Broader Business Health
    • Finished Goods Inventory
    • WIP Inventory
    • Raw Materials: Large Discrepancies Exist Between Pharma and Medical Devices
    • Use Inventory as a Percentage of Revenue
    • Inventory Obsolescence: A Sharp Divide Between Industries

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