Best Business: Supply chain is crucial to healthcare sector

Healthcare systems around the globe are facing challenges that affect the entire supply chain.

29th September, 2012
Mike Byrne, chief executive of GS1 Ireland.

Healthcare systems around the globe are facing challenges that affect the entire supply chain, from healthcare providers back along through group purchasing organisations, distributors and wholesalers to the manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and clinical devices.

The entire sector is concerned primarily with two main issues: greater supply chain efficiency and accuracy and through that contributing to better patient safety.

"There are many elements of innovative technologies which other industries have developed that offer enormous potential...

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