Technological Development in the Production Processes of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Pharmaceutical Sector in Bogotá, Colombia

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Abstract

This chapter describes the state of technological development in the production processes of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the pharmaceutical industry in Bogotá, Colombia. The evaluation focuses on the use of indicators like the relationships between producer companies and their suppliers, the incorporation of each into the operations chain, the management of quality systems and the implementation of green production principles. It deals with strategies that enabled the proposal of some useful indicators in the evaluation of technological development in the field, justifying the indicators’ selection and the criteria used to obtain surveys for each defined indicator. When these indicators were applied to in cosmetics, phytotherapeutics, medicines and cleaning good producers, companies’ positive results were given. Finally, the level of technological development in the pharmaceutical sector is evaluated on the basis of the indicators proposed using as a tool a survey designed to assess and study the material transformation processes in each of the industry’s subsectors.

Keywords

Pharmaceutical Product Foreign Market Green Production Packaging Material Quality System 
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Acknowledgments

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Research Department (Dirección de Investigación, DIB). Project: Environmental Impact of Materials Logistics of the Productive Pharmaceutical and Industrial Sector (PPIS), associated with the technological development of its transformational processes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Nacional de ColombiaBogotáColombia

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