Commercial Launch Planning on an Accelerated Timeline

By |2024-02-06T10:20:01-05:0002/13/2023|

Commercial Launch Planning on an Accelerated Timeline PDF Version An emerging European biotech company was preparing to commercially launch its first product in the US. The FDA granted the innovative product a priority review given the potential for significant benefit to patients. As a result, the company faced a compressed timeline to [...]

What Commercial Companies Need to Know about S&OP

By |2024-02-06T14:12:14-05:0011/09/2022|

What Commercial Companies Need to Know about S&OP Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is an iterative planning process. It ensures cross-functional alignment on sales forecast and performance, as well as manufacturing forecast and performance. It also provides visibility into forecasted demand and an accurate view of volumes for inventory and production. With this [...]

Event Recap: Biopharmaceutical Supplier Risk Management – What You Need to Know Now

By |2024-02-06T10:36:33-05:0010/13/2021|

Event Recap: Biopharmaceutical Supplier Risk Management – What You Need to Know Now 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 [...]

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

By |2024-02-06T10:10:38-05:0008/09/2021|

Improving Clinical Supply Chain Management by Establishing End-to-End Visibility PDF Version 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 [...]

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 |2023-01-06T13:42:29-05:0009/18/2019|

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 |2024-02-06T10:31:40-05:0009/17/2019|

Scaling Clinical while Preparing for Commercial Supply Introducing Demand & Operations Planning PDF Version 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 [...]

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