Pharmaceutical Industry Supply Chain
This course focuses on the issues surrounding supply chain design, planning and execution for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries from drug discovery to delivery. This course will use research on information systems, optimization, e-business, and decision-support technologies and lessons learned from their effective use in global Supply Chain Management for manufacturing and distribution in the process industries. The student will learn how to evaluate global Supply Chain issues from the perspectives of various stakeholders in relationship to overall organization and societal goals. They will further understand the different mechanisms for collaboration and create a process for establishing and maintaining an effective global SCM solution architecture. Topics include good manufacturing practice and regulations, advanced planning and scheduling, global competition, mergers and acquisitions, innovation, new tools and partnerships, effective global supply chain management, and qualifying for a global supply chain manager position.