What keeps you awake? Sleep stealers for life sciences and healthcare logistics professionals…

We’ve all had those moments. Nights when no matter how hard you try, different ideas and thoughts keep churning in your mind, making it hard to fall asleep. For life sciences and healthcare logistics professionals, it seems there are some common threads that weave through the nocturnal thinking.

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Like the chicken and egg question: which came first – customer centricity or new pharma distribution licenses?

The game has changed. eCommerce companies are gaining licenses for wholesale pharmaceutical distribution, while consumers are pressuring for choice in how they receive life sciences and healthcare products and services. These efforts will prevail over current legislation; it is only a matter of time and it will happen very fast (take a look at this article where I give my thoughts on the main reasons driving this change).

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What do bitcoin & track-and-trace serialization have in common?

As pressure mounts to meet the new mandatory global serialization standards, pharmaceutical companies could learn a lot from bitcoin, the relatively new cryptocurrency. Facilitating multi-stage currency transactions has much in common with the task of effectively tracking and tracing drugs from manufacturer to consumer.

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Advanced analytics: How big data will continue evolving and saving lives

A huge challenge in a busy hospital is accurately predicting usage – which beds and wards will be filled, how many surgical sponges will be required, what volumes of medical waste will be created and much more.

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Moving the needle: How logistics can help shift focus to patient-centered healthcare

Most life sciences and healthcare organizations are seeking ways to increase patient centricity. Logistics can make a noticeable difference, helping to move the needle from boardroom theory to business action.

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What would we do in life sciences if we weren’t afraid?

One thing I particularly enjoy about attending conferences is how new ideas and random associations can pop up unexpectedly.

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LOGISTICS MANAGERS DEVELOP APPETITE FOR DIGITALIZATION IN LSH

Judging by the full auditorium at our annual DHL Global Life Sciences and Healthcare Conference in June, logistics managers are very keen to explore digital transformation and see the latest trends and innovations at first hand.

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Too hot to fly? But for life sciences & healthcare air carriers, it’s business as usual

A few weeks back when it was too hot to fly in Phoenix, Arizona, the global news networks showed us scenes of air passenger disruptions and the valiant efforts of problem-solving ground staff.

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Logistics managers in life sciences: Making the case for logistics as an enabler

Traditionally, logistics has tended to receive relatively little air time in board meetings, and it’s perhaps not difficult to see why.

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Sweat the Asset: Making the Most of Your 15 Minutes of Fame

Starting out in our careers, most of us hope to become experts – we pick a particular field and set our sights on becoming smarter than everyone else.

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The connected warehouse: A digitalized future for the life sciences & healthcare supply chain

The warehouse or distribution center is ‘Mission Control’ for life sciences and healthcare logistics.

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2 logistics services needs that technology and life sciences have in common

In my current role as President of the Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector at DHL, one thing is proving particularly useful – my background in technology.

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Healthcare industry using clinical sampling to fight LATAM’s battle of the bulge

Demographic and nutritional changes in Latin American (LATAM) have established obesity as a widespread condition.

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e-Commerce will have to keep up with LATAM’s senior citizens!

A new trend is picking up pace across Latin America (LATAM). Demographic change is accelerating as Latin Americans age at a faster rate than any other population on the planet...

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4 reasons why Asia Pacific is growing into a relevant economic driver for Life Sciences & Healthcare

Over several years of favorable growth conditions, the Life Sciences and Healthcare (LSH) industry gradually matured across the region, becoming a hosting platform for the majority of LSH key players today.

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