Shaikh, Roshan; Shera, Madiha
September 2008
Review of Business Research;2008, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p179
Academic Journal
The concept of Supply chain management is well recognized in the contemporary management science domain. While industrialized sector is focusing more towards efficient and enhanced supply chain processes, information and communication technology (ICT) plays an important role in efficient supply chain management. SCM is one of the striking examples where ICT has impacted the performance parameters of business processes. However, most SCM solutions are expensive, increasingly complex have long implementation and operations time lines. In this study for midsized pharmaceutical companies, we find that the preferred choice remains in house developments and operational implementations. In this work a supply chain framework has been designed for mid sized pharmaceutical firms that operate in the developing countries by using the optimum platform which are readily available and financially feasible, such as MS Dynamics or similar products. This solution integrates suppliers, employees, producers, contract manufacturers, distributors, retailers and other supply chain partners and provides the enhanced warehousing and inventory management. As a proof of concept a pragmatic working module for warehousing and logistics has also being developed. This work concludes with distinct observations and suggestion that the proposed model is economically viable and practically preferable in the context Pharmaceutical sector of developing nations.


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