We successfully transformed 20+ E2E supply chains in life sciences, highlighting the interactions between supply chain, affiliates, commercial & finance.

Getting on top of your recipes is fundamental in building your data factory. Master complexity on how bio drug substance recipes are set up from preculture to downstream processing are used cross make, finance & supply chain.

Customer centricity in life sciences remains core, however, are you reaching those service levels at minimum working capital investment? Know how to prioritize your initiatives ranging from MAPE improvements over MEIO implementations to reduced planning time.

Advanced therapies require a new way of supply chain orchestration for life sciences companies, it’s time to gear up for the next wave of helping patients. Understand the different impacts from autologous & allogenic therapies on your vein-to-vein supply chain and let them coexist with your current commercial supply chain setup.

Is your planning organization set-up for success in an E2E supply chain? How do you find the balance between managing E2E brands –ranging from finished products over drug product into drug substance- and managing asset groups to create value across your chain?

Are you creating value through master data, or is it still your organization’s scapegoat? Create greater insight and move to dynamic master data as a digital enabler, learning your true distribution lead times, quality release times, run rates, etc.

Technology is evolving fast, create a clear roadmap on your digital endeavours to embrace ‘smart automation’ and technology enabled opportunities, rather than jumping on many individual – unconnected proof of concepts.

Transform your planning organization from ‘creators of a plan’ to ‘tactical decision makers’. Let your planning environment create insight despite of advanced complexities, such as multi-level shelf life, harvest planning, column packing, artwork management and many more and raise your planners to see the business decisions at hand.

Extend your supply chain and embed your CMOs, trade & CPFR customers to connect, control & optimize your E2E value chain.

Challenges in today’s life sciences industry

Around the “one demand” campfire

Many life sciences companies have multiple versions of demand depending on the audience (finance, commercial, supply chain). These versions have their own right of existence but they can be merged into one used by commercial, finance, supply chain.

Advanced therapies are emerging

Innovative solutions for paradigm new therapies are emerging rapidly, which require new approaches to deliver such therapies to the customer (e.g. setup of vain-to-vain value chains). Building & introducing such new ‘runways’ in parallel of managing the lifecycle of the existing portfolio will continue to be a big challenge.

Digitalization across the value chain & back

More and more life sciences companies are seeking how to increase their horizontal and vertical collaboration both with suppliers as with their CMO’s. Time to keep your digital roadmap aligned & connected across the value chain.

Network planning orchestration is key

Life sciences companies have complex supply chain flows existing out of multiple stages executed at different sites. Orchestration across that network is key to ensure the product is available at the right time.

Master data is painfully scattered

In the past 5 years, a lot of mergers & acquisitions in life sciences companies took place. These have been causing painful system integrations, but also are the source of very scatted master data tooling landscape. On top, while master data importance is quite recognized from an R&D perspective, in SC/Make/Quality master data stewardship roles are not embedded yet.

Regulatory requirements are more demanding than ever

In addition, those companies will thrive that they can move beyond ‘compliance’ and leverage capabilities they have built and largely invested in (such as serialization), to turn them into a competitive advantage.

We successfully transformed 20+ E2E supply chains in life sciences, ranging from the interactions between supply chain, affiliates, commercial & finance.

Getting on top of your recipes is fundamental in building your data factory. Master complexity on how bio drug substance recipes are set up from preculture to downstream processing in such a way they are used cross make, finance & supply chain.

Customer centricity in life sciences remains core, however, are you reaching those service levels at minimum working capital investment? Know how to prioritize your initiatives ranging from MAPE improvements over MEIO implementations to reduced planning time.

Advanced therapies require a new way of supply chain orchestration for life sciences companies, it’s time to gear up for the next wave of helping patients. Understand the different impacts from autologous & allogenic therapies on your vein-to-vein supply chain and let them coexist with your current commercial supply chain setup.

Is your planning organization set-up for success in an E2E supply chain? How do you find the balance between managing E2E brands –ranging from finished products over drug product into drug substance- and managing asset groups to create value across your chain?

Are you creating value through master data, or is it still your organization’s scapegoat? Create greater insight and move to dynamic master data as a digital enabler, understanding your true distribution lead times, quality release times, run rates, etc.

Technology is evolving fast, create a clear roadmap on your digital endeavours to embrace ‘smart automation’ and technology enabled opportunities, rather than jumping on many individual – unconnected proof of concepts.

Transform your planning organization from ‘creators of a plan’ to ‘tactical decision makers’. Let your planning environment create insights despite advanced complexities, such as multi-level shelf life, harvest planning, column packing, artwork management and many more and raise your planners to see the business decisions at hand.

Extend your supply chain and embed your CMOs, trade & CPFR customers to connect, control & optimize your E2E value chain.

Services we have in-house to tackle those challenges

Planning transformation

We help you build the digital supply chain of the future. We bring a unique & holistic set of capabilities leveraging system & process design expertise, change management, advanced data methods & strong implementation skills. We have an end-to-end mindset, with key capabilities in areas from demand planning and supply planning to production planning and distribution planning.

Organizational change

Based on best-in-class studies, clear and aligned ‘as is’ time spent overviews, the maturity and complexity of your company, we look into the possible organizational models and work out an ambitious yet realistic business case that supports your business strategy. We help design your organization in terms of roles, reducing handovers and maximizing efficiency. In that way, you get a clear view of the organizational structures, management layers and spans of control, responsibilities, talent profiles, and decision-making governance.

Business transformation

We support you in rethinking your organizational structure and processes to help shape your business of tomorrow. We start with the real driving force of change within your organization: your people. Using our own transformation methodology, MOUNTK, we make the intangible nature of change tangible.

Plant effectiveness

Production plant effectiveness is crucial. However, throughput struggles are still a reality nowadays. Too many influencing factors to make your plant reliable and effective? Let us help you in discovering how to shift in focus to grow in reliability and effectiveness without saying goodbye to flexibility. In other words: how to start planning and reserve capacity for uncertainties and in the end take over control again!

Integration distribution network

From a network optimization perspective, we can give you the visibility you need across your entire distribution network. Using our in-house LOP.ai modelling tool, we create an auto build and detailed virtual twin that forms the basis of your network design study or optimization (NDS/NDO).

From a distribution optimization perspective, we help you get the best out of your distribution network, using predictive logistics to focus on every relevant detail: from quality and productivity to supplier integration and more. And we stay focused on the bigger picture of your corporate strategy, communication and organizational setup.

Digital transformation

We support you in creating and developing your digital roadmap to gear up for the future. We recognize that the digital roadmap is an overarching strategy and the bluecrux methods will connect the dots across departments to ensure the various digital initiatives are aligned. We support you in different digital transformation journeys in specific supply chain & operations domains:

  • Digital supply chain planning (e.g. APS implementations, digital twin,…)
  • Digital factory (e.g. smart factory & industry 4.0 concept implementations)
  • Digital warehousing (e.g. Industry 4.0 & automation concepts for warehouse)
  • Digital connected enterprise (e.g. shifting to next generation ERPs)

Master data

We install a broad framework to support and reinforce your core planning processes: one that takes your people, processes, governance, tools, data quality, business context, and business rules into account.

This holistic approach yields multiple cross-departmental benefits: from increased organizational efficiencies to reduced pressure on working capital and enhanced service levels.

“Getting on top of your recipes is fundamental in building your data factory. Master complexity on how bio drug substance recipes are to be set up from preculture to downstream processing in such a way they are used cross make, finance & supply chain.”

Cedric Van Helleputte, Head of Planning – Life Science

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