Supply Chain Planning Transformation
How Deloitte assisted a client in improving supply-chain efficiencies, visibility and controlsDOWNLOAD
A rapidly-growing global biopharmaceutical company was seeking more efficient supply-chain planning processes and information flow in order to achieve greater supply chain visibility, better controls and lower costs. Internal efforts to transform the supply chain planning organization had been unsuccessful due to cultural differences among regional stakeholder groups and the lack of planning standards. By involving stakeholders in the process and clearly defining the rationales for change and the future state, Deloitte worked with the client to gain buy-in from stakeholders and to achieve the desired business objectives within seven months.
The biopharmaceutical company had historically been effective in delivering its products to patients around the world. With the launch of new products, however, the number of SKUs continued to multiply, creating the need for greater efficiencies, visibility and controls. The client engaged Deloitte to assess the supply-chain organization and facilitate the transition to a global organizational structure with a refined strategy, clear roles and responsibilities and improved information and product flows, as part of a global Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) program.
Deloitte’s approach spanned the following areas and activities:
Global Strategy and Organizational Structure
Master Data Structure
Global Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Program
The project culminated in a Deloitte-facilitated Leadership Summit to help drive better collaboration throughout the Supply Chain, Commercial, Finance, Quality and Regulatory functions. Today, these transformation efforts drive greater planning efficiencies, improved global inventory visibility, better-informed decisions, lower supply-chain disruption risks and increased flexibility to accommodate organic growth and acquisitions.
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