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Opinion Pieces for Pharmaceuticals

Outsourcing For Grown Ups: Why You Should Invest In Professionalisation.
by Martyn Hart
When was the last time you heard someone - a child, a student, a young professional, someone wanting a career change – say that they wanted to become an outsourcer? Let me guess… never? Outsourcing is never short of column inches, is discussed in cabinet meetings, is seemingly permanently in the limelight, yet no-one grows up wanting to be an outsourcer. Outsourcing’s ascension to the status of accountancy, law, medicine – a proper, ‘professional’ profession – is long overdue.

Outsourcing in the pharmaceuticals sector: the pros and cons
by Marty Boom, WCI Consulting Ltd
Is it plain foolishness, stubbornness, the fear factor, or all three that make pharma companies ignore the benefits that outsourcing can bring? Intense scrutiny and regulatory pressures mean that a culture of extreme caution has developed when it comes to new ways of working, says Marty Boom of business intelligence consultancy WCI Consulting Limited.