A framework for the adoption of redistributed manufacturing in pharmaceutical supply chains

Roscoe, Samuel and Blome, Constantin (2016) A framework for the adoption of redistributed manufacturing in pharmaceutical supply chains. In: EurOMA 2016 (23rd International Annual Conference of the European Operations Management Association), 17-22 Jun 2016, Trondheim, Norway.

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Abstract

This paper explores the adoption of redistributed manufacturing strategies by UK pharmaceutical firms. A multiple case study of six firms is coupled with expert opinion from academics in the fields of innovation, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and additive manufacturing. A triangulated data collection strategy is used including twenty-five semi-structured interviews, eight focus groups and primary documentation. Drawing on adoption theory we identify the enablers of and barriers to the adoption of redistributed manufacturing strategies. The findings suggest that redistributed manufacturing will not replace existing supply chain configurations but instead complement them. Several potential niche applications for redistributed manufacturing are identified

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Redistributed manufacturing, Supply networks, Adoption theory
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Samuel Roscoe
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 10:14
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 10:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/63427

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