The Importance of Understanding & Designing Cellular Therapy Supply Chains

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Christine Rutherford, Jacqueline Barry, John DM Campbell & Marc Turner

Supply Chain Management: PoC considerations, Product Tracking & Data Management

The objective of this article is to propose a revised conceptual framework for the analysis of the supply chains for cellular therapies that considers first the impact of supply and demand uncertainty on the supply chain pathway, and second the impact of complexity on the physical supply network configuration. We suggest a revised cellular therapeutics supply chain taxonomy that emphasizes the interdependence between product characteristics, supply chain pathway and network configuration, which we hope will facilitate structured thinking around the design of optimal supply chain strategies for different products.

Submitted for review: Nov 11 2017 Published: Dec 18 2017
DOI: 10.18609/cgti.2017.087
Citation: Cell Gene Therapy Insights 2017; 3(10), 873–889.
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