Life Sciences

Towards a more patient and user centric approach

Key industry trends 

Life sciences are focused on improving the health and quality of life for human beings and encompass biopharmaceuticals, healthcare payers and providers, medical-technology developers, medical devices, hospitals and other medical institutions.

The sector is affected by a number of key trends:

  • Patient needs, rather than internal competencies and capabilities, have become the focus
  • Emerging new health care technologies, including medical equipment and digital technologies
  • Aging population in Western countries with consequent rising healthcare needs
  • Longer product development cycles, in particular within the pharmaceutical industry

 

Key challenges

We work with life sciences companies to handle various challenges, e.g.:

  • How to expand into new markets with existing products?
  • How to improve the front-end innovation process, incl. idea generation and investment prioritisation?
  • Where to invest and how to launch new products and services?
  • How to optimise operations and reduce waste and costs? 
  • What is the right governance and structure, incl. design, competences and responsibilities in an innovative project-oriented environment? 
  • How to optimise performance management of new product development?

 

Our experience

Oleto Associates applies a holistic, structured and tailored approach when solving business problems, which ensures that both relevant strategic, commercial, operational, organisational and technical issues are touched upon. We have experience with the entire life sciences value chain.

Selected case studies

Identifying Business Benefits of a Multibillion Health Care Platform Investment

Identifying Business Benefits of a Multibillion Health Care Platform Investment

The client was facing one of the largest ever health care platform investments in the public sector. The platform, suppo…

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Improving Concept and Product Development in R&D in a Life Sciences Company

Improving Concept and Product Development in R&D in a Life Sciences Company

The client’s R&D division was facing a situation with delays and budget overruns for some R&D projects, and needed an im…

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Global IT and CRM Strategy for a Global Medtech Company

Global IT and CRM Strategy for a Global Medtech Company

A global medical device company needed to define its future IT strategy to improve the enablement of the business, reduc…

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Optimising the Operating Model for a Service Provider in the Health Care Sector

Optimising the Operating Model for a Service Provider in the Health Care Sector

An internal service provider offering full service of medical devices across several geographical locations in the healt…

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Harmonising Business Practices & Systems in an International Veterinary Care Group

Harmonising Business Practices & Systems in an International Veterinary Care Group

A division of an international chain of animal hospitals wanted to reap synergies across its extensive portfolio of care…

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Selected perspectives

Funding Digital Demand Explosion: How to Reduce IT O&M Cost

Funding Digital Demand Explosion: How to Reduce IT O&M Cost

May 2021

As companies are experiencing a significant increase in the demand for digital solutions, they need to find ways to fund…

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Organising IT in The Digital Age

Organising IT in The Digital Age

January 2021

There are many organisational structures out there for agile software development. How should executives think about sel…

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Customer Support Transformation: An Iterative & Value Focused Approach

Customer Support Transformation: An Iterative & Value Focused Approach

May 2021

There are many ways to modernise and transform a comprehensive customer support setup, but which levers should you execu…

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The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

The Country Manager: A Role That Still Needs To Be Managed

February 2010

Companies should think harder about getting the country manager role right.

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An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

An Economic Down-Turn Creates Momentum to Streamline the IT Portfolio

November 2012

Take advantage of a challenging economic climate to construct a more valuable and less risky IT project portfolio.

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5G is Here: Creating Value on Both the Demand & Supply Side

5G is Here: Creating Value on Both the Demand & Supply Side

December 2020

5G is now available in most parts of the world, allowing for faster and more reliable mobile device communication. Which…

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Next Steps in Globalisation of Commercial Operations in Life Sciences

Next Steps in Globalisation of Commercial Operations in Life Sciences

October 2008

Life sciences companies have long started to globalize their business systems. Now is time to go all the way.

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Reaping RPA Benefits: From No-Code to Pro-Code

Reaping RPA Benefits: From No-Code to Pro-Code

May 2021

New "no-code" RPA tools promise to enable employees with no coding experience. However, experience shows no-code tools m…

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Towards Agile Innovation: Key R&D Models for the Next Decade

Towards Agile Innovation: Key R&D Models for the Next Decade

February 2020

With companies under increasing pressure to innovate, what is the most effective R&D approach for the future? A strategi…

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Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

Outsourcing – Follow Facts Not Feelings

November 2011

Avoid outsourcing part of your business as a black box and get brighter results.

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Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

Digital Business Models: Two-Thirds Are Fundamentally Unsound

February 2016

Digital businesses are innovative and disruptive but not always valuable and good for customers – Meet the Digital Illus…

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Moving to the Public Cloud: Overcoming the Business Challenges

Moving to the Public Cloud: Overcoming the Business Challenges

May 2021

Business challenges are often neglected when companies migrate to the public cloud. Addressing them is a prerequisite fo…

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Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

Bots on the Loose: How Forgotten Software Logic Gets Companies into Trouble

September 2020

Software robots are invading businesses and public institutions. Many companies have forgotten what they told the bots t…

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Measuring Digital Success: Performance & Health

Measuring Digital Success: Performance & Health

February 2021

Measuring digital success can help executives track value creation and prioritize where to focus next. Paradoxically, so…

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Sailing 7 Waves of Computing Innovations for Maximum Business Impact

Sailing 7 Waves of Computing Innovations for Maximum Business Impact

January 2020

Innovations in computing and provider models have over decades taken executives for a ride. But when not managed careful…

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Big Data: The Six I’s to Value Impact

Big Data: The Six I’s to Value Impact

April 2016

Sorting out how to leverage Big Data in a business strategy is just as crucial as dealing with its voluminous nature.

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Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

October 2015

Make better and quicker decisions by using an approach that fits both the corporate and national business culture.

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