Improving Demand & Supply Planning for Emerging Life Science Companies

By |2020-09-25T09:09:06-04:0009/24/2020|

Improving Demand & Supply Planning for Emerging Life Science Companies Todd Applebaum, Managing Director Our Demand & Supply Planning Maturity Model aligns key aspects of the planning process to each company's lifecycle. Improving demand and supply planning is crucial for Life Science companies. This is especially valuable when dealing with [...]

4 Trends in Commercial Supply Chain Launch

By |2020-09-14T12:03:18-04:0009/14/2020|

Building a commercial supply chain to launch a new product is always a high-wire act. Supply Chain leaders must balance preparing the supply network and launch materials with the uncertainties of clinical development and regulatory progress. In addition, they must manage the risks of commercial uptake and demand. These challenges hold true whether [...]

Clinical Supply Agility: Expect the Unexpected

By |2020-10-20T10:23:00-04:0009/10/2020|

Webinar with 4G Clinical on 10/8/20 Download the Webinar Recording There are constantly unforeseen risks inherent when planning for clinical supply. For instance, when the COVID-19 pandemic began, there was concern that supply chains would be disrupted. Overall supply chains remained operational but questions remained on how to manage [...]

Building the Downstream Commercial Supply Chain for Launch

By |2020-08-31T10:42:02-04:0008/28/2020|

An emerging pharmaceutical company was preparing for its first commercial product launches with two products progressing through the clinic. Approvals and launch events were targeted within one year of each other. The products were similar in technology and formulation. The first anticipated approval was for a relatively smaller indication. The second was for a [...]

New Challenges in Serialization and DSCSA

By |2020-10-02T10:07:48-04:0004/28/2020|

Converge Supply Chain Series webinar on 6/18/20 New Challenges in Serialization & DSCSA Now that federal DSCSA serialization regulations are being enforced for U.S. manufacturers, focus is shifting from first-time implementation to the challenges in serialization execution, management and delivery of business value. Forward-thinking companies are developing strategies for analyzing serialized data to identify [...]

Info Sheet: Serialization Execution

By |2020-09-22T14:09:47-04:0004/01/2020|

After delays in the U.S., federal DSCSA serialization regulations are in effect for manufacturers. EUFMD directives in Europe and other standards around the globe are advancing. The focus of Life Sciences manufacturers is shifting from serialization planning and preparation to serialization execution and management. Serialization is now a standard part of designing, building [...]

Info Sheet: Supply Chain Services

By |2020-08-28T13:17:30-04:0001/01/2020|

This info sheet explains our Supply Chain services in more depth.  After all, each stage of a company’s lifecycle has its own set of Supply Chain challenges – regulatory requirements, clinical and commercial uncertainties, logistical constraints and reaching new points of patient care. These all need to be managed while ensuring quality and [...]

Current Trends & Challenges in Commercial Supply Chain Launch Preparation

By |2020-10-01T10:04:48-04:0012/09/2019|

Converge Supply Chain Series event on 2/13/20 Current Trends & Challenges in Commercial Supply Chain Launch Preparation In preparing for commercial launch, emerging life science companies face unique obstacles due to clinical, regulatory, operational and market uncertainties that can cause delays or inhibit success of the launch altogether. Current business strategies and patient outcomes-focused [...]

Why is Demand & Supply Planning in the Life Sciences so Difficult?

By |2020-08-27T13:15:12-04:0009/18/2019|

Discussion featured Akebia Therapeutics, Allena Pharmaceuticals & Converge Consulting experts CAMBRIDGE, MA - September 18, 2019 – More than 30 life sciences executives gathered in Cambridge last week to discuss clinical, regulatory, operational and market uncertainties – key reasons why traditional S&OP processes often fall short for this industry.  The [...]

Scaling Clinical while Preparing for Commercial Supply

By |2020-09-22T14:23:15-04:0009/17/2019|

Scaling Clinical while Preparing for Commercial Supply Introducing Demand & Operations Planning Service Areas: Supply Chain, CMC, Clinical Operations, Commercial Launch, Finance Lifecycle Stage: Clinical Assumptions and decisions built into clinical trial design have a major impact on emerging companies’ capacity planning and supply strategy. Protocol [...]

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