Title: Study of logistics issues in the Indian pharmaceutical industry

Authors: Sandeep Puri; Jayanthi Ranjan

Addresses: Institute of Management Technology, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201001, India. ' Institute of Management Technology, Raj Nagar, Ghaziabad-201001, India

Abstract: Indian pharmaceutical industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of Indian economy but the medicines we take suffer from serious ills: they are not stored and transported the way they ought to be. Pharmaceutical companies face issues related to choosing and working with the right logistics partners and designing the right system of transportation. This paper present logistics issues affecting pharmaceutical sector in India. It is borne out of the need felt by sales managers, logistic providers and academicians to address logistics practices in India. Our research is based on both field visits and secondary data.

Keywords: India; pharmaceutical industry; logistics management; supply chain management; SCM; pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical supply chains.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLEG.2012.050204

International Journal of Logistics Economics and Globalisation, 2012 Vol.4 No.3, pp.150 - 161

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 31 Oct 2012 *

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