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Strategic supply chain optimization for the pharmaceutical industries

Papageorgiou, LG; Rotstein, GE; Shah, N; (2001) Strategic supply chain optimization for the pharmaceutical industries. IND ENG CHEM RES , 40 (1) 275 - 286. 10.1021/ie990870t.

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Abstract

Pharmaceutical companies are undergoing major changes to cope with the new challenges of the modern economy. The globalization of the business, the diversity and complexity of new drugs, the increasing tightness of capital, and the diminishing protection provided by patents are some of the factors driving these changes. All stages of the business value chain are affected: from the development of new drugs to the management of the manufacturing and marketing networks. This paper describes an optimization-based approach to selecting both a product development and introduction strategy and a capacity planning and investment strategy. The overall problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear programming (MILP) model. This takes account of both the particular features of pharmaceutical active ingredient manufacturing and the global trading structures. An illustrative example is presented to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed model.

Type: Article
Title: Strategic supply chain optimization for the pharmaceutical industries
DOI: 10.1021/ie990870t
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Chemical Engineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10524
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