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Johnson & Johnson has been named No. 1 in the AMR Research Healthcare Top 25 for 2009, followed by Sisters of Mercy, a hospital system that is leading the way for supply chain transformation at the patient level. (Sisters of Mercy also won the 2008 Supply Chain Innovation Award sponsored by SupplyChainBrain and CSCMP.)
AMR Research's annual, cross-industry Supply Chain Top 25 identifies the global companies that have best demonstrated leadership in building supply chain excellence and innovation. Specifically, these companies have focused on applying demand-driven principles to their operations to drive significant business results.
Why a Healthcare Top 25? Over the years relatively few life sciences and healthcare companies have made AMR's Supply Chain Top 25. The reason for this, AMR says, is that the supply chain has not been considered a strategic function in many healthcare companies. As a result, supply chain process innovation in healthcare has lagged other industries.
Today the industry is facing unprecedented pressures and its attitude toward supply chain innovation is changing. Supply chain is gaining recognition as a key enabler of the core mission in healthcare organizations. With the cross-industry Supply Chain Top 25, AMR Research aims to elevate the supply chain profession, shine a light on best practices, and foster discussions that share those best practices across companies.
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