In August 2001 the third and fourth largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and related healthcare products and solutions in the USA merged to form AmerisourceBergen with the intention of expanding the reach of the combined firm and achieve economies of scale. A culture of decentralisation and low-cost operations was chosen as the best way for the new company to ensure decision-making and accountability stayed as close to the customer. The CEO and COO played central roles to instil this culture ...

BPIR Categories

2.4.6 Manage mergers and acquisitions
8.1.1 Leaders develop/manage org culture,vision&values
14.3.6 Provide ideas management & innovation processes
15.1.1 Strategy success measures & performance indexes

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