A US-based pharmaceutical company has created pioneering treatments for cancer. Along the way, it has had to innovate its supply chain to ensure it supports continued global growth while maintaining a highly-personalized manufacturing process.
The Challenge and Benefit
The company’s flagship product is a cancer treatment that is customized for each patient. After the treatment completed clinical trials, the company realized it needed a type of supply chain that didn’t exist yet, one that could meet the individual needs of a large population quickly, accurately and safely. It built a tailored solution with Kinaxis® RapidResponse® and SAP ERP to align teams internally and across its network, empowering it to react to obstacles in real-time while also proactively planning. The business leadership team now has the ability to collaborate with teams to see how its decisions affect back-end results, and supply chain managers assess and communicate risks like expiry on key treatment ingredients directly to key stakeholders. As a result, the company has improved planning efficiency and shortened planning cycles, enabling it to deliver life-changing treatments without delay.