Life Sciences

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 in 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 in- 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, and has experience with the entire life sciences value chain.

Selected case studies

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 in an international veterinary care group

Harmonising business practices 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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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 science company

Improving concept and product development in R&D in a life science 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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Selected perspectives

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 the voluminous nature.

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Next Steps in Globalization of Life Sciences

Next Steps in Globalization of 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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An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

An IT Portfolio Fit for The Economic Down-turn

December 2009

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

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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 – Meet the Digital Illusionist, Digital Idealis…

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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

October 2015

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

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Making Decisions in an International Management Team

Making Decisions in an International Management Team

October 2015

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

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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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