Biopharmaceutical Supplier Risk Management: What You Need to Know Now

By |2021-10-13T11:12:51-04:0010/13/2021|

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the risks and fragility inherent in global pharmaceutical and biotechnology supply chains. This isn’t really news though. For some time, these supply chains have lagged other industries in speed, flexibility, agility, redundancy, and diversification. With risk considerations at the forefront resulting from shortages during the pandemic, the US government is [...]

Improving Clinical Supply Chain Management by Establishing End-to-End Visibility

By |2021-08-09T11:48:14-04:0008/09/2021|

Emerging pharmaceutical companies frequently place responsibility for clinical supply chain management on their clinical operations team and CROs. This approach can work initially for small, resource-constrained organizations. However, it does not help companies build the internal capabilities, knowledge, and resources to successfully run their clinical supply chain over time as they grow. One [...]

Thinking Differently about Safety Stock

By |2021-04-13T11:37:36-04:0004/13/2021|

Inventory comes in many shapes and sizes, quite literally, but for life sciences one thing is certain: effectively managing inventory is a make-or-break moment for delivering patient-centric care. I have seen this value potential play out while working with dozens of emerging companies to build efficient inventory management strategies. Many senior leaders underestimate how [...]

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 [...]

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 |2021-05-24T13:28:50-04:0009/17/2019|

Introducing Demand & Operations Planning Assumptions and decisions built into clinical trial design have a major impact on emerging companies’ capacity planning and supply strategy. Protocol changes affect enrollment rates, production volumes, regulatory activities, logistics and managing data. It makes planning particularly challenging for both clinical and commercial production. Our client was [...]

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