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Title Economies of scale in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry
Author Dickson, Jacob
Department Department of Economics and Business
Institution Colorado College
Degree Type bachelor
Degree Name Bachelor of Arts
Type of Resource text
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Date Accepted 2008
Date Digitized 2008
Abstract Economies of scale can be used as a tool for measuring efficiency. The wholesale pharmaceutical industry recently received regulations mandating pharmaceutical wholesalers provide a pedigree to document the flow of pharmaceutical products through the pharmaceutical supply chain. Each wholesaler had to create a new system for generating these pedigrees. Economies of scale was used to decide which wholesaler was best suited to implement a pedigree program. The largest wholesalers could not move quick enough to match pedigree deadlines while smaller companies struggled financially to afford a new pedigree program. It was found that midsized companies had the appropriate balance between quantity of products sold and overall business size.
Keywords Economies of scale
Pharmaceutical
Pedigree
Rights Statement Copyright restrictions apply. Contact the author for permission to publish.
Extent 59 p. : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Note (thesis) Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Note (bibliography) Bibliography : p. 56-59
Language eng
OCLC Identifier 436155712
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/10176/coccc:1341
 
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