Health care is one of the notable, rapidly growing industries globally. It includes various segments such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, information technology, and services, all of which are developing at a fast pace. Today, the health care industry is under immense pressure to deliver high-quality medical care owing to an increasing demand for better facilities and services from patients around the world. But it is also rife with the omnipresent threat of increasingly expensive delivery of quality services. Although constant efforts are being taken by health care providers to reduce costs by eliminating waste and improving their operations, often the chief aspect of supply chain, which is responsible for an estimated one-third of all the operating costs, is missed out. The health care supply chain involves three main groups: producers (manufacturing companies), purchasers (wholesalers and distributors), and providers (hospitals, pharmacies, and clinics). Currently, the supply chain is facing major problems in terms of delivering services on time, because the fact that every part of it works independently, and not as a collective system, creates a misaligned network. This has led to a gamut of solutions to automate and streamline the process, increase savings, and reduce costs. The inclusion of e-commerce solutions leads to the elimination of error-prone manual processes from the supply chain, resulting in increased profits with reduced process costs.
The global health care supply chain management market is segmented on the basis of component, delivery mode, and end-users. In terms of component, its divisions include software and hardware. The former accounted for a major share in the global market in 2015, due to increased adoption of the supply chain management software, and rising applications such as customer relationship management and execution of value chain transactions. This segment is expected to register a prominently high CAGR during the forecast period.
In terms of delivery mode, the cloud-based management segment held a significant share in the global health care supply chain management market in 2015. By end-user, this market includes manufacturers, distributors, and providers, of which the manufacturers dominated the global market in 2015. However, the providers segment, which includes hospitals and other service providers, is anticipated to reflect a higher CAGR during the forecast period.
The global market is driven by factors such as a growing focus on supply chain management by the health care industry to effectively reduce costs, rising efforts to deliver high-quality services on time, increasing penetration and adoption of various components such as software and cloud-based solutions, and technological advancements in and automation of the processes.
On the basis of geography, the market is distributed over five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America was the dominant region in 2015 owing to the presence of top pharmaceutical companies here, along with the multiple government initiatives, and increased implementation of technologically advanced solutions.
Some of the key players in the global healthcare supply chain management market include Oracle Corporation, SAP SE, Infor Inc., McKesson Corporation, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX), TECSYS Inc., LogiTag Systems Ltd., and Jump Technologies, Inc. The strategies espoused by these companies in order to gain a stronghold in the global market include mergers & acquisitions, geographical expansion into new, untapped, and potential markets, and new product launches.
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Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:
- Customer Experience Maps
- Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
- Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
- Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey
The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.
The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa
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Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.
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The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:
1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?
2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?
3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?
4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?
5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?
6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?
7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?
8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?
9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?
10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?
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