SupplyScape Corporation, the leading provider of software to secure the safety and value of the pharmaceutical supply chain, today announced an expanded set of Strategic Consulting Services designed to assist pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers and pharmacies develop actionable strategies to align their supply chain business processes and trade partner ecosystem. These services, drawn from the accumulated experience of SupplyScape strategic consulting engagements, help companies to secure regulatory compliance, improve supply chain visibility and increase operational efficiency.
Supply chain and operations leaders face multiple challenges in today’s global pharmaceutical environment. Global serialization mandates in the European Union and other regions loom, and precede a growing number of United States pedigree and serialization requirements, including FDA and California mandates. Simultaneously, pricing pressures, higher new product introduction costs and heightened channel competition are putting a premium on optimizing supply chain operations. As a result, companies are looking to leverage their business investments in serialization wherever possible.
Over the past two years, SupplyScape has worked with customers on some of pharma’s largest and most complex global serialization projects spanning more than 800 prescription drugs, 200 production lines and 80 manufacturing plants and distribution centers. These learnings, combined with the skills and expertise of SupplyScape’s consultants, each of whom averages seven years of mass serialization, pedigree and supply chain operations experience, form the underpinnings of the services.
The new services are designed to speed the development and implementation of a full serialization and pedigree operational roadmap to secure regulatory compliance and lay the foundation for improved operational flexibility. Offerings include:
— Global Serialization Strategy, Planning and Implementation – assists companies to create a global serialization architecture, define a unified serialization structure, design serialization number management systems and build a master serialization plan.
— Business Process Alignment and Re-engineering – helps companies identify the information and business processes that need to be aligned or re-engineered to accommodate the introduction of serialization and pedigree into business processes. It takes into consideration transition plans to manage the shift from non-serialized to serialized products.
— Supply Chain Collaboration – aids in developing the core components for building trading partner networks. It includes aligning regulatory requirements among supply chain partners. It also encompasses inter-company strategy and planning for IT systems integration, interoperability testing and efficiently creating and maintaining trading partner connections.
“Only a relatively small number of companies truly understand the magnitude of global serialization,” said Robin Koh, chief strategy officer at SupplyScape. “Customers are looking for the expertise and best practices to help define a strategy to bring their organization and their trading partners into alignment on serialization, pedigree and business value.”
The expanded set of consulting services augments SupplyScape’s existing suite of advisory and planning offerings, including product portfolio risk assessment and business operational improvement analysis. SupplyScape’s strategic consulting group is led by former members of MIT’s Auto-ID Lab responsible for the development of track and trace technologies. The group features serialization experts at the forefront of supply chain strategy and operations, RFID and serialization technologies and leveraging technology investments for business value.
For more information on SupplyScape’s Strategic Consulting Services, please visit: http://www.supplyscape.com/services/strategy.html .
SupplyScape Corporation is the leading provider of software to secure the safety and value of the pharmaceutical supply chain. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device makers, wholesale distributors and pharmacies rely on our solutions to build collaborative trading partner networks that enable end-to-end value chain visibility and control, increase product security and patient safety, and enhance business performance. For more information, visit http://www.supplyscape.com .