Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem

Supply Chain View from the Field

Looking at global figures, growth in the consumption of drugs has increased 32 percent from $735 billion in 2007 to $965 billion in 2012, and consumption is projected to reach about $1.2 Companies respond to demand volatility in two ways: reducing inventories and trying to instill more agility in their supply chains. As “Obamacare” continues to plow forward, the effects on the healthcare environment are slowly but surely being felt.