Major Trends Impacting the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Ecosystem

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive at a large pharmaceutical manufacturing company spoke on this issue recently, and mentioned several of these trends – and his words spell out a very different ecosystem than the one your mom and dad experienced… First, the number of prescriptions has significantly increased. 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