Life Sciences Product Supply and Operations
It is a tall order for Life Sciences companies to consistently deliver the right combination of products, at the right time, at the right cost. Achieving these goals means simultaneously improving the speed of delivery, increasing the quality of products and lowering costs, leaving little or no room for inefficiency. At the same time, the Life Sciences industry is going through unprecedented change, putting new pressures on supply chain and manufacturing operations organizations. Click here to learn about our practice.
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Understand the Emerging Trends
Deloitte fosters an internal learning ecosystem to monitor emerging trends in Life Science Product Supply and Operations. Periodically, our front line practitioners select the “hottest” trends that are shaping the Life Science industry. A selective group of practitioners conduct rigorous research to understand the hot topic’s potential impact to our clients.
Current Hot Topic: 3D Printing & Medical Device Companies
Trend Description: 3D Printing has the potential to transform a manufacturing supply chain. With its ability to manufacture high-quality complex designs in a fully automated process, it reduces the need to manufacture centrally and ship to end users. Additionally, the sourcing of components can potentially be simplified to the raw materials used by the printer.
Impact to our clients: While 3D Printing technology remains largely untested by Medical Device companies, the outlook is that of a potentially transformative impact on supply chains, other aspects of Medical Device companies’ operating models and ultimately how providers delivery high-quality patient care. Our research unveiled three major impact areas to Medical Device Companies:
- Financial impacts: e.g. 3D Printing can be utilized to enable a faster response to shifts in demand
- Operation model impacts: e.g. Quality & Process Regulation
- Supply Chain Redesign and a New Standard of Patient Care: e.g. Integrated Critical Care
To learn more about the 3D printing trends impacts to Medical Device Companies or if you would like to learn about any hot trend? Please contact LifeSciencesSupplyChain@Deloitte.com with your “hottest” trend nominee and stay tuned for our next hot topic summary.
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Mini case studies
From Issue to Impact
Deloitte provides a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in Life Sciences Supply Chain. Learn about how we make an impact for our clients – helping them to tackle many of their challenging and significant problems – by reading about some of our client engagements.
- Supply chain planning transformation for a global biopharmaceutical company
- Time to market reduction engagement for a leading respiratory therapy medical device manufacturer
To connect with one of our practice leaders, please call us at 615-718-9793 or send an email to LifeSciencesSupplyChain@Deloitte.com.
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