Trees Die From The Top: Apt For Pharma Leadership Too?

The Management Guru of all-time – Peter F. Drucker once said: “The spirit of an organization is created from the top… If an organization is great in spirit, it is because the spirit of its top people is great.” As … Continue reading

Nine Major Challenges Constraining Indian Pharmaceutical Industry From Taking a Quantum Leap

Among the developing nations of the world, India has already carved out a special niche for itself in many business verticals of the pharmaceutical industry and is currently being recognized as the ‘pharmacy of the world’ for the generic medicines. … Continue reading

Reaping rich harvest with less moaning and bagful of creative ideas from emerging Rural Markets of India

About 72 percent of the population and 135 million households of India live in the rural areas of the country. Many of them are poor. Definition of ‘Rural’: Agencies of the Government of India like, National Council of Applied Economic … Continue reading

Healthcare Industry of India: Being catapulted from a labyrinth to an accelerated growth trajectory

As reported by the ‘World Health Statistics 2011′, India spends around 4.2 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on health, which is quite comparable with other BRIC countries like, China and Russia.This has been possible mainly due to increasing … Continue reading

The Game Changer: Effective transition from ‘blockbuster’ to an integrated ‘niche buster’ plus ‘generic drugs’ business model

Since quite some time global pharmaceutical majors have been operating within the confines of high risk – high reward R&D based business model with blockbuster drugs (annual sales of over US$ 1 billion). Blockbuster brands, mostly in the chronic-care segments … Continue reading

Family owned pharma business: Separate ownership from management for long term organization interest

A study recently conducted by ‘ASK Investment Managers’ reported, “Family Owned Businesses (FOB)” account for 60% of market cap among the top 500 companies in India and comprise 17% of the IT Industry, 10% of refineries, 7% of automobiles and … Continue reading

Create, Deliver and Realize maximum value from a new product launch with an innovative Supply Chain Management system

Like in many other industries, effective supply-chain management (SCM) in the pharmaceutical industry involves a systematic process, spanning from procurement of raw, packaging and other related materials, converting those materials into finished goods stock keeping units (SKUs), inventory management of … Continue reading

The top 10 environment polluters of the world should now transform themselves into the top 10 saviours of the world from the disaster of Climate Change

Global awareness dawned early: After World War the second, various types of atmospheric pollution started drawing increasing public attention in the western world, both in the USA and Europe. In Europe, the incidence of London’s ‘Great Smog’ in 1952 initiated the process … Continue reading