Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Supply Chain Priorities Explored in New Report

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eft have released the 2014 Life Sciences Supply Chain Report Series, exploring pharmaceutical, medical devices and solution provider SCM challenges and priorities for the next 12 months.

Split into 3 parts (pharma, medical devices and solution provider views) the report provides a comprehensive look at challenges and priorities for life sciences executives over the coming 12 months - exploring globalization, regulation and areas for competitive advantage. The report also looks at the impact of more future-looking trends such as big data, direct-to-consumer delivery and M&A - a useful benchmarking tool when comparing your operations to competitors and other segments of the life sciences supply chain.

The report also looks at customer-supplier relationships, comparing responses in order to pinpoint differences and synergies between objectives and challenges.

You can see the view and download the report immediately and for free here.
http://goo.gl/5o7Jvm

Results Include:

  • 58% of pharmaceutical manufacturer respondents carry out direct-to-customer deliveries. The biggest benefit of this? It enables the manufacturer to move closer to the patient
  • Only 4% of medical devices SCM executives rate their visibility capabilities as ‘excellent’
  • The lack of healthcare-specific capabilities is the main challenge that 3PLs believe their customers face when selecting a 3PL

The issues raised in this report will be discussed at the Life Sciences Supply Chain Summit, taking place in Amsterdam this December 3-4. Senior supply chain executives working at a pharmaceutical or medical devices manufacturer can attend the event with a complimentary pass.

For more information on the event, see the event website http://goo.gl/oJqipy or contact the event organizer, Sarah Reynolds on sreynolds(at)eft(dot)com ; +44 (0)207 375 7243

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