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Mobile-based healthcare supply chain management market solutions in coming years.

The global healthcare supply chain management market is projected to reach USD 2.31 billion by 2022 from an estimated USD 1.41 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period.

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Healthcare supply chain management is the practice of developing efficient supply chain methods by stakeholders in the healthcare arena to achieve operational efficiency and traceability while reducing operating costs without compromising quality. The adoption of healthcare supply chain management solutions offers significant benefits to various stakeholders involved in the supply chain, such as healthcare providers, distributors, and suppliers. Globally, there is an increasing focus among stakeholders to reduce their operating costs by achieving operational efficiency. The adoption of supply chain solutions helps them achieve these objectives, and thus the demand for these solutions is increasing across the globe.

The global healthcare supply chain management market is projected to reach USD 2.31 billion by 2022 from an estimated USD 1.55 billion in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 8.4% during the forecast period. Increasing pressure on healthcare providers to improve operational efficiency & profitability and the emergence of cloud-based solutions are the key factors driving the growth of this market.

The healthcare supply chain management market has been segmented, on the basis of the component, into software and hardware. The software segment is expected to command the largest share of the healthcare supply chain management market in 2017 due to the benefits it offers, such as increased efficiency, reduced costs, and business intelligence.

The healthcare supply chain management market North American market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in the forecast period. The large share and high growth rate can be attributed to factors such as consolidation of hospitals, regulatory requirements, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing patient burden in the US, and implementation of various strategies to improve healthcare supply chain management in Canada.

High costs associated with the implementation and maintenance of healthcare supply chain management solutions limit the adoption of these solutions in the healthcare arena, thereby restricting the market to some extent. The efficient use of healthcare supply chain management solutions demands significant investments by hospitals and pharmacies. Small to medium-sized hospitals and pharmacies find it difficult to afford such systems as they have controlled budgets and cannot justify long payback periods. Furthermore, the implementation time of these software solutions can take as long as several months. This is a major concern as many hospitals are not comfortable operating for such long periods without their ongoing minimal IT support.

Key players in this market include SAP (Germany), Oracle (US), Infor (US), McKesson (US), TECSYS (Canada), are leading players in the market. Other prominent players include GHX (US), Manhattan Associates (US), JDA Software (US), Jump Technologies (US), and LogiTag (Israel) are some of the major players operating in the healthcare supply chain management market. These players are increasingly undertaking mergers and acquisitions, and product launches to develop and introduce new technologies and products in the market.

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