Top Ten Concerns For Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Analyzed

The global pharmaceutical supply chain can now boast its own Top Ten list, ala comedian David Letterman. That’s because following nine months of extensive research on the topic, a report delineating and explaining the industry’s top concerns has been released.
According to Natalie Privett, an Assistant Professor of Management and Policy at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public School at NYU and one of the report’s authors, a two-part methodology was implemented to create “The top ten global health supply chain issues: Perspectives from the field.” The initial phase consisted of telephone interviews with 22 professionals with varying involvements in the worldwide pharmaceutical supply chain. The group included manufacturers, a person who works for an insurer, importers and exporters, in-country people employed by non-profits or governmental entities and an individual who toils in logistics on a global level, she says.

Based on information gleaned from those interviews, a survey asking respondents to rank 17 supply chain issues based on their relevance to the successful delivery of pharmaceuticals to patients worldwide was created. It was distributed to professionals working in the global health pharmaceutical delivery (GHPD) supply chain who were members of the Association of Public Health Logisticians.

PGA Tour as of March 2, 2015

The Honda Classic
PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, FL • Purse: $6,100,000


Padraig Harrington stays in the moment for his first win on TOUR since 2008


PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Padraig Harrington’s playoff win over Daniel Berger on Monday at The Honda Classic was his first on the PGA TOUR since 2008, got him into the Masters and moved him to 82nd in the Official World Golf Ranking.

But he’s not thinking about any of that.

“The one thing you learn is you don’t win as often as you think,” said Harrington, who also moved to 21st in the FedExCup standings. “I’m just enjoying winning The Honda Classic.

“It’s not about what it means to my career or what it means going forward. You don’t win that often. When you win, make sure you enjoy it. So that’s where I’m at the moment.”

Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington


Padraig Harrington won The Honda Classic in a thrilling Monday Finish (hey!) and a playoff over Daniel Berger. It’s Harrington’s sixth PGA TOUR title and his first since winning the 2008 PGA Championship.


Padraig Harrington began the week No. 297 in the Official World Rankings. Why is that notable? Because last week’s winner, James Hahn, was also No. 297 when he won at the Northern Trust Open.