We recently produced a newsletter which includes complimentary access to a 6-page Gartner report titled Case Study: How Amgen Reinvigorated Its Supply Planning Process (Barry Blake, Hussain Mooraj: May 18, 2011) This Case Study provides insights on how Amgen transformed its supply planning processes and enabled rapid planning capabilities, with advanced planning capabilities and systems. Key findings of the report include:
- Rapid demand and supply planning processes are foundational capabilities required for a multitier sales and operations planning (S&OP) process that can propel companies beyond simple supply and demand matching to conscious, value-driven business decisions.
- Life science manufacturers don't often incorporate into their planning processes "what-if" scenario analysis to optimize supply. Additionally, many companies have disconnected their short-term planning from long-term capacity and supply commitment processes.
- By centralizing elements of its planning process and deploying the appropriate advanced planning tool, Amgen can now quickly model the impacts of various "what-if" scenarios and extend these analyses to multiple planning levels across the entire supply network.
- The company is now able to rapidly develop more-accurate supply plans that optimize capacity, inventory and product shelf life, decreasing the total planning cycle from 21 to 12 days. These consolidated, synchronized views of demand and supply across the entire product supply network are generated by the tool in minutes.
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