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Filling The Holes in The Drug Supply Chain (Strategic Focus)

  • Publication Date:June 2009
  • Publisher:Datamonitor
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:31

Filling The Holes in The Drug Supply Chain (Strategic Focus)

Introduction

The pharma industry is moving beyond the borders of US and Western Europe. As drug development costs reach astronomical levels, the burden to become lean falls on the manufacturers. To reduce costs, companies are moving their manufacturing facilities to off-shore locations, creating a need for an end-to-end SCM solution that allows them to gain visibility and manage their global drug supply chain.

Scope

  • Identifies the key forces driving the adoption of SCM solutions in the pharma industry
  • Analyzes the crucial issues that will impede the uptake of supply chain management tools
  • Discusses the key functionalities pharma requires from a robust SCM solution
  • Offers insight into how IT vendors can improve their products to target pharma

Highlights

In order to handle the new changes that are quickly approaching the pharma and biotech manufacturing industry, adoption of a robust SCM solution that allows companies to manage the complex supply chain and trace the drug and its components from sourcing through patient will be required.

The adoption of SCM solutions will help pharma companies aggregate data from across the supply chain and provide managers with detailed information regarding the status and location of all raw materials and finished products as they move from sourcing through production through distribution to patient.

The emerging markets have provided companies with low cost materials and manufacturing as well as new sales channels. However, products from these regions have proven to be of questionable quality. SCM eases the task of managing the global drug supply chain. Since SCM is relatively new to pharma, there are great opportunities for SCM vendors.

Reasons to Purchase

  • Validate your market messaging and positioning in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Identify strategies that will increase adoption of SCM technologies
  • Understand the technology trends that are shaping the future of pharma manufacturing
  • Overview
  • Catalyst
  • Summary
  • Key Messages
  • The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Landscape Is in Transformation
  • Globalization Adds A New Layer of Challenges to Increasing Visibility in The Supply Chain
  • Inventory Management Becomes Crucial as Executives Balance Demand and Cost
  • Vendors Must Show How Scm Optimizes Manufacturing Processes and Delivers Quick Roi
  • Erp vs. Scm...What's The Difference to The Pharma World?
  • The Supply Chain Moves from Commercial to Clinical
  • Market Opportunity
  • The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Landscape Is in Transformation
  • Cost Pressures Are Intensifying The Necessity for Scm Solutions
  • A Shift towards Biotechnology and Personalized Medicine Places New Demands on Drug Supply Chains
  • Globalization Adds A New Layer of Challenges to Increasing Visibility in The Supply Chain
  • A Rise in Outsourcing Requires Proactive Management of The Supply Chain
  • China and India Are Key Markets for Manufacturing and Scm
  • Regulations Play A Key Role in The Adoption of Robust Scm Solutions
  • Scm Solutions Will Aid Manufacturing Plant Inspections
  • in Comparison to Other Technologies, Manufacturing IT and Scm Are of Low Priority
  • Pharma Believes Existing Erp Systems and Excel Are Enough
  • A Lack of Pharma-Specific Scm Solutions Limit Options for The Industry
  • Customer Impact: Scm Helps Pharma Improve Manufacturing Processes
  • Better Communication and Collaboration with Partners Is An Increasing Priority
  • Scm Is Extremely Beneficial to An Industry in Which The End User Is Several Stages down The Supply Chain
  • Inventory Management Becomes Crucial as Executives Balance Demand and Cost
  • The Supply Chain Moves from Commercial to Clinical
  • Technology Solutions Can Have A Great Impact on Managing Clinical Supply Chains
  • Technology Evolution
  • The Changing Pharma Landscape Alters How Scm Is Being Used in Manufacturing
  • Scm Will Increasingly Support The Entire Supply Chain, from Sourcing through Distribution
  • Erp vs. Scm...What's The Difference to The Pharma World?
  • The Pharma Industry Demands A Full-Featured Scm Solution
  • Erp Can Still Play A Role in Manufacturing
  • Few Vendors Play in The Scm Market in The Life Sciences
  • Opportunities for Small Scm Vendors Await in Asia-Pacific
  • What Lies in The Future for Scm in The Life Sciences?
  • Go to Market
  • Vendors Must Show How Scm Optimizes Manufacturing Processes and Delivers Roi
  • Scm Vendors Should Provide Training in Demand Forecasting
  • The Evolution of Manufacturing Standards Will Require Companies to Stay Updated
  • as The Pharma Manufacturing Landscape Becomes Global, So Should Vendors
  • C-Level Executives Are The Primary IT Decision Makers, but Lob Should Be Considered
    • APPENDIX
  • Definitions and Abbreviations
  • Methodology
  • Further Reading
  • Ask The Analyst
  • Datamonitor Consulting
  • Disclaimer
  • List of Figures
    • Figure 1: The pharmaceutical supply chain from sourcing through consumer
    • Figure 2: Pharmaceutical manufacturing of the past: regional manufacturing sites for regional distribution
    • Figure 3: Current pharma manufacturing landscape: global manufacturing sites for global distribution
    • Figure 4: Adoption level of SCM in India and China
    • Figure 5: IT budgets for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
    • Figure 6: Regional breakdown of IT budgets for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
    • Figure 7: Level of adoption for SCM solutions
    • Figure 8: Challenges facing the pharma industry
    • Figure 9: Drug discovery and development process
    • Figure 10: Investment in SCM solutions in various manufacturing industries
    • Figure 11: Importance of features in a comprehensive SCM solution
    • Figure 12: Key features an SCM solution should incorporate
    • Figure 13: Vendor mindshare for SCM solutions, software and services
    • Figure 14: Regional breakdown for vendor mindshare for SCM solutions
    • Figure 15: Importance of decision makers for IT investment
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