Case Study – Strategy Development

Developing strategy to ensure companies continue to meet challenges of an ever changing business environment.
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Global Packaging Design Capability Strategy Development
Top 5 Global Pharma Company.
Situation
The company wanted to reduce it’s recall rate due to packaging design, whilst at the same time be able to understand and reduce the complexity of it’s pack range and associated components. The company’s packaging and artwork design capability had evolved over many years into a complex, disparate global collection of operations which made the task almost impossible to achieve.
How We Helped
Members of our team ran a strategy development project which delivered the following: •   Full understanding of the complex current situation •   Future state operating model, including a global service center network •   IT architecture to support the new operations •   Change programme design to deliver the new capabilities •   Buy-in from more than 300 stakeholders across the world to the recommendations
The Results
The company went on to implement this strategy in it’s entirety.

 

 

 

Serialization Strategy Development
Top 5 Global Pharma Company.
Situation
This global company recognised that there were a number of pieces of legislation beginning to emerge which required individual packs to be uniquely identified and tracked in different ways. Up until this point, a number of individual, uncoordinated initiatives had been initiated to deal with individual pieces of legislation. The company did not have a clear understanding of what serialisation was. Nor did it have an understanding of how to manage the implementation of these requirements. What it did suspect was that it was at risk of non-compliance if it did not get to grips with this emerging area. It also recognised that the costs of not reacting in a coordinated way could be huge.
How We Helped
Members of our team ran a strategy development project which delivered the following:

• An understanding of the disparate activities that had been going on in the company.

• Future state operating model, including regulatory tracking, standards development involvement, project and programme initiation and execution capability.

• IT architecture to support the new operations.

• New serialization management organisation design.

• New serialization governance model.

• Pilot projects.

• Plan to implement the above.

• Buy in from more than 100 stakeholders to the recommendations.

 
The Results
The strategy was implemented in it’s entirety. One of our team members went on to run the new serialization organisation for two years.

 

 

 

Solid Dose Packaging Strategy

Top 5 Global Pharma business.

Situation

The company had a global network of solid dose formulation and packaging sites. The majority of these sites supplied a small number of brands on a global basis. This network design was creating a number of inefficiencies:

  • Packaging capacity was not optimised.
  • Component formats and sizes were locally defined.
  • Regional legislation (e.g. Braille) impacted the global supply network.
  • Best practice was not being shared.
  • Equipment design and sourcing was undertaken locally.
  • Product was distributed globally to local in-country warehouses, resulting in high working capital and shipping costs.

How We Helped

Members of our team led the development of a global solid dose supply strategy leading to a move to regional packaging and distribution hubs. In this we:

  • Mapped the existing supply chain and portfolio to determine product flows, volumes and costs.
  • Defined and evaluated to-be network options.
  • Led the assessment of suitable hub locations.
  • Designed and sized the packaging and warehouse operations in each hub.
  • Reviewed and rationalised the product and component portfolios.
  • Defined the business case and facilitated approval.
  • Transitioned the programme into implementation.

The results

Gained approval for a GBP50m rationalisation of packaging locations and supply chain, refocusing to a regional packaging model, including:

  • Development of new packaging processes, organisational model and capabilities to achieve industry best-practice KPIs whilst ensuring compliance to legislative trends.
  • Standardisation of packaging equipment (50% reduction), components (75% reduction) and SKUs (40% reduction).
  • Simplification of downstream supply chains through a multi-market warehouse model.