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Innovations and Evolving Customer Needs in the Medical Device Supply Chain

  • ID: 3269467
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 74 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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Driving Optimization in the Future Marketplace
The medical device supply chain is a complex and regulated system requiring increased internal and external attention. Improving efficacy and efficiency are important as manufacturing, distribution, and transportation become increasingly globalized. Market consolidation, advanced technologies, and customized cost-saving strategies will continue as healthcare systems look to adapt to the supply chain’s variability. This service provides insight into important trends such as challenges and possible solutions in the value chain. This service defines key market characteristics, including macro drivers and restraints, the needs of major customer segments, select case examples, and potential key dynamics that impact the healthcare industry.

The medical device supply chain is a highly complex and regulated system that requires increased attention, both internally and externally.

Continued trends include provider and supplier consolidation, movement to ambulatory care settings, decreasing reimbursement rates, and a surge in Big Data and analytics.

The biggest opportunities in Big Data are increasing meaningful use, paving the way for health information technology (IT) integrated platforms, and increasing predicative analytics.

A focus on external factors and increasing efficiency has continued.

- Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tracking is used to monitor product integrity and shipping status.
- Partnering with third-party logistics (3PL) providers, creating central distribution centers, collaborating on innovative solutions, and solving problems quickly are all valuable supply chain qualities.

Intra-logistics are key to improving healthcare systems:

- Self distribution has found success with select healthcare systems that create warehouse centers to leverage ancillary services.
- RFID tracking for devices and cabinets helps monitor surgical supplies and inventory.
- Robotics can distribute pharmaceutical and laboratory specimens as well as food and environmental services.
- Collaborative technology systems encourage intradepartmental communication.

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1. Executive Summary
  • Scope and Segmentation
  • Market Segmentation
  • Market Segmentation - Representation
  • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • CEO’s Perspective
  • Executive Summary - 3 Big Predictions
  • Methodology
2. Medical Device Supply Chain - Challenges and Unmet Needs
  • Current Supply Chain Challenges for US Hospitals
  • US Hospital Considerations in a Changing Healthcare Environment
  • The Need to Reduce Costs and Increase Value
  • The Importance of Transparency and Visibility
  • Technology Integration
3. Medical Device Supply Chain - Current Market Landscape
  • Globalization Within the Supply Chain
  • Top Tier Companies Growing Their Global Presence - Case Examples
  • Current State of the Medical Device Supply Chain
  • How Non-traditional Distributors Can Meet Growing Demands
  • How National Distributors/3PLs Can Meet Growing Demands
  • How Traditional Retailers Can Meet Growing Demands
  • How GPOs Can Meet Growing Demands
  • Key Strategies for Distribution Stakeholders
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Distributors
  • Distributors Offering End-to-end Supply Chain Solutions
  • Components of an Integrated Supply Chain
  • Healthcare Can Learn from Other Markets in Terms of Supply Chain Strategies
  • Impact of Mega Trends
4. Medical Device Supply Chain Solutions - Drivers, Restraints, and Trends
  • Market Drivers
  • Drivers Explained
  • Market Restraints
  • Restraints Explained
  • Market Impact of Top 10 Trends
5. Medical Device Supply Chain - Solutions
  • Rethinking Existing Distribution Channels - Case Example: Medical Device Implants
  • Leveraging Data for Hospital Optimization
  • Reducing Costs by Decreasing Overhead
  • Implementing Transparency and Visibility Throughout the Supply Chain
  • Transparency Will Change the Care Delivery Model
  • Technology Integration in the Supply Chain
  • Utilizing Analytics to Meet Customer Expectations
  • Future Solutions - Case Example on 3D Printers
6. Medical Device Supply Chain - Case Examples
  • Overview
  • Case Example - Rep-less Sales Model
  • Case Example - eCommerce Sales Model
  • Case Example - Self-distribution Model
7. The Last Word
  • The Last Word - 3 Big Predictions
  • The Last Word - Discussion
  • Legal Disclaimer
8. Appendix
  • Market Engineering Measurements
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