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  • Patheon is the leading publicly listed provider of drug development and manufacturing services to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical companies




  • Eight contract manufacturing sites spread across the world; from France, UK and Italy in Europe, and from Canada and the USA down to Puerto Rico in the Americas
  • Challenge to support each factory with own technical specification whilst leveraging group spend
  • Underlying pulp and paper raw material inflation combined with specific cleanliness and quality requirements
  • Strategy = Global approach with local sourcing




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Patheon achieved a range of savings from 19% up to 35% across their sites – and these results have been achieved in the face of a price increase of the underlying raw material of about 6%.

  • Globally co-ordinated sourcing of each requirement to local supply base
  • Thorough tendering, negotiation and supplier approval process delivered a set of well-matched suppliers offering the necessary quality and cost competitiveness


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