Healthcare and Life Sciences Predictions 2020
Supply Chain Supplement
In this Supplement we explore the Supply Chain consequences for each of the predictions and then roll forward today's observable Supply Chain trends to 2020 along with some of the constraints that will need to be overcome.
The supply chain now is at the centre of the delivery of healthcare – not just supplying a product but delivering a better clinician and patient experience; in some cases the supply chain reaches the patient’s home directly.
Working together with R&D, new products in 2020 are designed to capture data from the point of manufacture to the point of administration with the patient and even tracking compliance.
Regulators can more than ever be assured of compliance, clinicians and patients benefit from tracking of medicines, and pharmacies from understanding exact usage and the elimination of waste. The digital enablement of supply and delivery channels will lead to a true networked operation, with supply chain playing a key role as orchestrator.