Global Supply Chains in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Global Supply Chains in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Hamed Nozari (Islamic Azad University, Iran) and Agnieszka Szmelter (University of Gdańsk, Poland)
Release Date: November, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 373
ISBN13: 9781522559214|ISBN10: 1522559213|EISBN13: 9781522559221|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5921-4


In a rapidly growing global economy, where there is a constant emergence of new business models and dynamic changes to the business ecosystem, there is a need for the integration of traditional, new, and hybrid concepts in the complex structure of supply chain management. Within the fast-paced pharmaceutical industry, product strategy, life cycles, and distribution must maintain the highest level of agility. Therefore, organizations need strong supply chain capabilities to profitably compete in the marketplace.

Global Supply Chains in the Pharmaceutical Industry provides innovative insights into the efforts needed to build and maintain a strong supply chain network in order to achieve efficient fulfillment of demand, drive outstanding customer value, enhance organizational responsiveness, and build network resiliency. This publication is designed for supply chain managers, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students, and covers topics centered on economic cycles, sustainable development, and new forces in the global economy.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Best Practices in Pharmacy
  • Development Processes
  • Future of Pharmacy
  • Locating Distribution Centers
  • New and Traditional Logistics Strategies
  • Optimization of Transportation Routes
  • Order and Shipping Improvements
  • Sales and Distribution Management
  • Supply Chain Risks
  • Value Chain Management

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Hamed Nozari was born in Iran, in 1984. He received the BS. Degree in Mechanical engineering (fluid mechanic) in 2009, and continued his educations in Industrial Engineering (production planning and Socioeconomics engineering) in MSc and PhD levels. He has taught various courses in the field of Industrial Engineering and has published many books and papers as well. Now he is a researcher in the field of operations research and metaheuristic algorithms.
Agnieszka Szmelter, PhD, is a research assistant at the Chair of Logistics, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk since 2012. She is an author of over 20 scientific papers in English and Polish. Her book “Synergy phenomenon in supply logistics” was awarded by The Polish Centre for Analyses in Transport and Infrastructure. Her major scientific interests are logistics strategies and mobility cultures. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO 9001 and 14001 internal auditor, SAP Certified Application Associate and Design Thinking Moderator.