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For M&A, Shire Stays Three Dimensional With CMOs
For M&A, Shire Stays Three Dimensional With CMOs

How do biopharmaceutical companies handle CMO and supplier relationships that stem from M&A activity? Who better to ask than Shire? The folks there know M&A and outsourcing as well as anyone in the global biopharma industry today. 

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  • For M&A, Shire Stays Three Dimensional With CMOs
    For M&A, Shire Stays Three Dimensional With CMOs

    How do biopharmaceutical companies handle CMO and supplier relationships that stem from M&A activity? Who better to ask than Shire? The folks there know M&A and outsourcing as well as anyone in the global biopharma industry today. 

  • The Creation Of Shire’s Outsourcing Model
    The Creation Of Shire’s Outsourcing Model

    Approaching $7 billion in annual sales, and fully reliant on outsourcing, no other biopharma today engenders more wonder at its business model than Shire. How does it all fit together? How is it managed? We learn firsthand here.

  • BioMarin Gives Supplier Scorecards Failing Grades
    BioMarin Gives Supplier Scorecards Failing Grades

    Isaac Young, senior director, supply chain operations, BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., gives a lot of today’s CMO/supplier scorecards an “F.” “Stop confusing precision with accuracy,” he says. In this article, he helps us understand how to do better, and provides an example of a scorecard that gets a passing grade.

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    “Lord knows where this leads over time, but it’s a way of forcing people to think even more strategically about their supply chain,” says Sally, our anonymous supply-chain expert, who also surreptitiously provides some important advice and a unique perspective on three key industry trends.

  • Some Biopharma Haven’t Caught Outsourcing Enthusiasm
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    I often write – and you read – about those individuals at biopharma companies openly enthusiastic about outsourcing. Not too long ago, though, I ran into a person who seemed to outdo the others in absolute embrace of this model. But here’s the catch: Her company won’t allow her enthusiasm to be shared “on the record.”

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