The Importance of Understanding & Designing Cellular Therapy Supply Chains

Christine Rutherford, Jacqueline Barry, John Campbell, Marc Turner

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)873-889
Number of pages17
JournalCell and Gene Therapy Insights
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2017


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