Managing supply chain uncertainty and risk in the pharmaceutical industry
Health Services Management Research
School of Business and Law
The purpose of the conceptual paper is to present a framework for managing pharmaceutical supply chain uncertainty and risk. The supply chain risk management strategy is critical and significant to strategically support the firms to success in the long run. However, very little research has been conducted in the pharmaceutical firms so far. Based on literature review, the supply chain integration capability is considered as effective risk management tools for mitigating the supply chain uncertainty and risk. The authors identified main types of pharmaceutical supply chain uncertainty and risk. The conceptual framework focuses on the relationships among the supply chain integration capability and pharmaceutical supply chain uncertainty and risk. This provides insights into the pharmaceutical supply chain risk management. The study focuses on the pharmaceutical industry. However, the proposed framework can be validated with an empirical work in different sectors. Moreover, this contributes to the pharmaceutical supply chain management literature.