Transformational Upgrade of Demand and Supply Planning Operations

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Problem Statement

Planning Overhaul

This global pharmaceutical leader embarked to enhance its planning capabilities by consolidating multiple regional planning systems into a single Advance Planning Solution that that would further integrate current stand-alone manufacturing and distribution systems.

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Objective

Integrate All Franchises

Leveraging Agile best practices, design and implement integrations for all international franchises within the pharmaceutical supply chain.

To expedite this multi-year initiative, an aggressive strategy was required to build the integrations even while the solution was still being configured and the final design was not yet completed.

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Solution

Leverage Industry Expertise

To get around the limitations of having no definitive end state model, BSC leveraged its intimate knowledge of supply chain operations and impacted technologies to develop a portable integration architecture.

Leveraging data governance capability, BSC designed an approach to fully build source-side integrations and configure destination-side integrations in multiple modalities.

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Success Factors

Know The Business

Techno-functional expertise enabled extrapolation and modeling of the integration architecture from the business without waiting for IT or vendor support.

Mature methodology and experience in global projects spanning multiple continents enabled leveraging ‘overnight Agile’ where business user stories would be developed overnight for review with the business experts the very next day.

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Outcomes

Program Expansion

Successful realization of business cases expanded program scope to additional sectors.

Enhanced planning capabilities decreased in-transit and on hand supply levels.

Data harmonization increased automation and reduced need for exception manual planning.