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Bio/pharma Outsourcing: Strategic Initiative, or Just Passing Off Low-end Jobs?

7:31 AM MDT | July 28, 2010 | Eric S. Langer

Managing Partner, BioPlan Associates (Rockville, MD) The Shift to Strategic Outsourcing Most companies today recognize the necessity to use their internal resources more efficiently. Outsourcing as a tool has been proven to permit greater focus on core competencies. In biopharmaceutical manufacturing, outsourcing complex activities can offer advantages beyond just cost effectiveness. However, even as outsourcing increases, the activities being outsourced, according to our most recent industry study, appear to be advancing more slowly.   Our recently released...

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