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VP, Pharma Supply Chain

The Pharma Data Deluge

September 16th, 2014

I have been in the pharma and health care supply chain industry for over twenty years, and for much of my career the focus has been on getting our hands on as much data as possible in order to understand our supply chains and take appropriate actions. I remember the days of key punching from [...]

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Self-Service BI only Part of the Answer

September 8th, 2014

Self-service is often described as the panacea of Business Intelligence. Let the business create their own reports and eliminate their reliance on IT. The load on an overburdened IT team, constantly pushed to do more at lower cost, is lessened. The business gets what it needs – quickly – and then goes on to make [...]

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Technology Solutions Director

Diving into Supply Chain Metrics – Part 3

August 8th, 2014

Welcome to part 3 of our 3-part series on supply chain metrics. In Part 1 we explored different types of supply chain metrics, their basic function, and what they can do for you. Last week, we examined how the appropriate selection of metrics is key to solving critical business problems. This week, we dive further [...]

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Technology Solutions Director

Diving into Supply Chain Metrics Part 2

July 29th, 2014

Part 2: Supply chain metrics sound great. But, which ones? Welcome to part 2 of a 3-part series on supply chain metrics. In Part 1 we explored the different types of supply chain metrics, their basic function, and what they can do for you. This week, lets discover how the appropriate selection of metrics will [...]

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Technology Solutions Director

Diving Into Supply Chain Metrics

July 21st, 2014

Part 1: What are they and what can they do for me? Welcome to part 1 of a 3-part series on supply chain metrics. Let’s begin… at the beginning. What are standard metrics? And more importantly, how can they provide value for your business? The rocky road to reaching business goals How familiar does this [...]

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Marketing Communications

FusionOps selected as an “AlwaysOn Top 100 Companies to Watch in 2014”

July 18th, 2014

We’re excited to announce that FusionOps has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the “AlwaysOn Global 100 Companies to Watch.” Winners were selected from among hundreds of technology companies and will be honored at the AlwaysOn Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 29th and 30th, 2014. This annual award signifies leadership [...]

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Director, Product Marketing

H.D. Smith CIO Endorses FusionOps at InformationWeek Conference

July 7th, 2014

It’s no surprise that products like Apple’s iPhone and consumer apps have raised the bar in end-user expectations. In a recent piece by InformationWeek, David Guzman, CIO of HD Smith, a major pharmaceutical wholesaler (and FusionOps customer) discussed the challenges of balancing rising end-user expectations with information security concerns in a highly regulated industry. Mr. [...]

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As Cloud Goes Mainstream Business, it’s the Apps that Will Drive Growth

June 16th, 2014

When the NY Times publishes an article about the growth of the cloud in the enterprise, you know it’s not just Silicon Valley hype. The cloud has gone mainstream business. We are living in an exciting technological era – a time when the cloud not only enables the Facebook and Gmail generation, but is also [...]

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Technology Solutions Director

4 Pharmaceutical Industry Statistics: The Numbers Behind the Trends

April 28th, 2014

1) The Pharma Manufacturing Labor Force is Large In the US there about 277,000 people employed in the Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing industry. This is up slightly from 2011’s total of 266,000 people. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2011 and May 2013 OES, SIC 3254   2) With a Huge Supply Chain, Logisticians [...]

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Technology Solutions Director

Three Ways to Potentially Save Millions in Your Supply Chain

April 18th, 2014

Manufacturers and retailers generally have three ways to save money from a macro level in their supply chain. They can cut costs within their own company, negotiate better pricing from vendors and service providers or a combination of the two. While those are all very obvious ways to cut costs, when you get down to [...]

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