Supply Chain Wizard (SCW) has launched a new suite of interconnected digital supply chain measures for pharmaceutical manufacturers, CMOs, contract packagers, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), distributors, and pharmacies.
The consulting firm, which specializes in serialization, traceability, supply chain strategy, and operational transformation programs, introduced a metrics-driven method employing vast amounts of data generated to improve production methods, end-to-end supply chain visibility, resource optimization, and other business practices. The development, co-designed and co-developed with the aid of pharma industry executives, is centered around the serialization deadlines set by regulatory authorities in the U.S. for 2018, Europe in 2019, and elsewhere in upcoming years.
The digital portfolio has six components revolving around a central track and trace hub, according to the company. Each component deploys a “3D” approach — data to dashboards to decisions — with information generated resulting in an end-to-end digital supply chain that can deliver unit level granular visibility and data-driven decision making.
According to the company, the six platforms include:
· Digital Supply Chain — End-to-end visibility of supply chain systems, products, and trading partner networks to identify, monitor, and respond to critical events using cloud-based collaboration.
· Digital Factory — The combining of various data sources from manufacturing to packaging operations that, upon analysis, can reveal correlations between processes and opportunities to improve factory floor operations, such as efficiency management and scheduling.
· Digital Warehouse — Improved organizational visibility of internal assets (forklifts, operators, jobs) within the warehousing space that encourages cross-functional collaboration between sales and operations to meet customer demand.
· Digital Transport — Monitoring products in real-time, providing end-to-end supply chain monitoring while digitizing critical parameters, such as GPS-location, temperature, humidity, shock, and tilt.
· Digital Retail — Improved employee allocation by associating indoor staff positioning information with the distribution of visiting customer count throughout business hours to optimize staffing levels and schedules.
· Digital Projects — Easier management and oversight of programs and projects of all sizes and phases — from execution, monitoring, and delivery to products, sites, and trading partners.
The measures have been successfully implemented at the company’s global “early adopter” clients, according to the company.
(Source: Supply Chain Wizard)