Supply Chain Matters founder and Executive Editor Bob Ferrari recently provided a guest blog commentary hosted on the MasterControl Compliance Accelerated blog.

Within this commentary, Ferrari argues that there is little doubt that pharmaceutical, life sciences and healthcare related supply chains are unique in their combined mission to manage adherence to regulatory processes, insuring that the highest quality of products are delivered to healthcare providers, and to position supply chain capabilities and decision-making to support expected line-of-business and financial outcomes.  The role of the supply chain has moved beyond transactional to one of mitigation of risk as well as key business outcome enabler. The mission is now one of insuring agility, resiliency and more timely and successful business outcomes.

To perform this mission, industry supply chain teams need to provide a keen focus on fundamental core competencies that can support multiple missions. Outlined is a dedicated focus on five key supply chain competencies, which serves as a reminder to our Supply Chain Matters readership as well.

This was part of a series of exchanged guest postings on both this blog and that of MasterControl. In late June, Alex Butler, Medical Device Product Manager, Master Control, pointed out to our Supply Chain Matters reading audience, why a supplier quality management system helps to minimize supply chain deviations.

Both of our guest postings are an effort to provide broader education and awareness to the increased importance of supply chain business process and decision-making within regulated industry environments.

 

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