The Distribution, Regulatory, Systems and Structural Changes in Biopharmaceutical Supply Chains

Bringing together leading researchers and industry executives, this book is a must-read for those who want to learn more about achieving success in the pharmaceutical industry.
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May 16, 2012 - PRLog -- The global pharmaceutical industry has been subjected to many challenges in the last decade, including more blockbuster drugs reaching the end of their patent life, increased regulation, pricing pressure, channel pressure, counterfeiting, and challenges in clinical trials management. This book covers the major themes and changes in the biopharmaceutical supply chain. It provides an overview of the key challenges and discusses how leading biopharma companies are dealing with these challenges. Bringing together leading researchers and industry executives, Biopharmaceutical Supply Chains: Distribution, Regulatory, Systems and Structural Changes Ahead is a must-read for those who want to learn more about achieving success in this industry.


   Provides an in-depth discussion of supply chain trends in the biopharmaceutical industry
   Covers core competencies and outsourcing
   Considers issues related to globalization
   Brings together leading research, interviews with industry executives, and benchmarking studies
   Addresses cutting-edge issues and emerging trends

About the Author

Rob Handfield is the Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, and Director of the Supply Chain Resource Cooperative ( He also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Supply Chain Management Research Group at the Manchester Business School. He received his PhD in Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BSc in Applied Math from the University of British Columbia.

Handfield is the Consulting Editor of the Journal of Operations Management, one of the leading supply chain management journals in the field, and is the author of several books on supply chain management, the most recent being Supply Market Intelligence, Supply Chain Re-Design and Introduction to Supply Chain Management (Prentice Hall, 1999, 25,000 copies sold, and translated into Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). He has co-authored textbooks for MBA and undergraduate classes including Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 5th revision (with Robert Monczka) and Operations and Supply Chain Management 2nd revision (with Cecil Bozarth).

Handfield is considered a thought leader in the field of supply chain management, and is an industry expert in the field of strategic sourcing, supply market intelligence, and supplier development. He has spoken on these subjects across the globe, including China, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Latin America, Europe, Korea, Japan, Canada, and other venues.

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ISBN 9781439899700, June 2012, 272 pp, $79.95
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