Healthcare: the name of the game is (also) logistics

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The Covid-19 healthcare emergency is putting tremendous pressure on the world’s healthcare systems and supply markets.

From a macro perspective, we are witnessing a fragmentation of demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators on one hand, with volumes we’ve never seen before; on the other the distribution chain is feeling a shock, most intense during the initial outbreak of the pandemic, but continuing still today, and impacting certain categories of medical equipment and pharmaceuticals.

From a micro perspective, in particular at a national level, Italy’s public purchasing system is showing it has a long way to go in shifting orientation toward hub-and-spoke coordination, and seeking out public-private solutions to respond to emerging needs. 



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