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  • Drivers and Patterns of Supply Chain Collaboration in the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Case Study on SMEs in China  [MASS 2015]
  • DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.37004   PP.23 - 29
  • Author(s)
  • Lin Huang, Yong Lin, Petros Ieromonachou, Li Zhou, Jing Luo
  • The objectives of this paper are to identify the supply chain collaboration models/patterns and its correspondent advantages on pharmaceutical supply chain. This paper aims to investigate how collaborative activities can impact on the development of supply chain and industry. A case study methodology was adopted in this research, which involved pharmaceutical SMEs. The results indicate that collaborations are common in all phases of pharmaceutical supply chain; the different strength of barging power among collaborative partners will impact the advantages achieved at strategic, operational and political levels.

  • Supply Chain Collaboration, Pharmaceutical Industry, SME, China
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