When a top 10 pharmaceutical company needed support with the global implementation of a DRP system, they asked 3Peaks Solutions to support their three year programme. A multi-phase approach was agreed to ensure fast implementation. The objective was to deliver a global, integrated solution for managing the supply chain across markets and supply sites worldwide.
Worldwide manufacturing and marketing operations needed common ways of working and an integrated system to effectively manage demand and supply.
The critical requirements of the solution were to:
Manugistics was chosen as it provided both the demand and the supply planning requirements in a single, centralised system. The demand planning module provided a standard, statistical forecasting method to the markets and supported a common demand planning cycle. The supply planning module provided the capability to run both CMI and VMI processes allowing management of supply plans to and from the manufacturing sites and the markets. A major benefit of an integrated process and systems was the global visibility of inventory in a single system.
Local operations and systems were interfaced with Manugistics to support this way of working, providing timely and accurate supply chain information for planning and decision making.
Following a successful pilot in Europe, the solution was rolled out worldwide.
The key principles for the roll out were:
Implementation in over 50 sites took place over a three year period using two standard models, one for manufacturing sites and one for marketing sites. Generic plans were customised to suit any specific local requirements.
The implementation work was split into eight streams:
Each market and supply site compiled and monitored a benefits case that was aggregated into the project summary.
Major benefits were: