PUBLICATIONS - New from Clinica Reports - Strategies in E-Supply Chain Management
This article was originally published in Clinica
Executive summary The internet has provided untold opportunities in terms of communications and immediacy, and is changing the traditional supply chain model in the medical device and diagnostics (MD&D) industry. However, it also poses a great number of questions for established businesses and entrepreneurs. For example: * Is it really necessary to go online at all? * Whose technology is best? * What if other members of the supply chain are not online? * How can I secure the transaction? * What are the legal and regulatory implications in terms of international business? Should I join an alliance/e-market? * Do my supply chain management (SCM) staff have the necessary skills? * How can I optimise the business infrastructure? * What are the implications for the way we work? * How can I develop a sharing culture?