Supply Chain & Operations
08 January 2019 58

Digital disruption as a strategic opportunity to transform supply chains

Supply Chain Leaders are embracing today's digital evolution. By using predictive analytics, robotic process automation and tools based on Artificial Intelligence, companies can significantly improve performance and boost growth and revenue numbers. Embracing digitization is not a straightforward... Read More

Supply Chain & Operations
11 December 2018 122

Continuous Manufacturing in Pharmaceutical production

Pharmaceutical Process design often aims at implementing a fixed and validated process that can produce on-spec materials, which can be confirmed by quality testing. However, the combination of a fixed manufacturing process and normal variations in environment, equipment, and material properties... Read More

Supply Chain & Operations
30 October 2018 247

Biopharmaceutical cold chain best practices

​Small molecule drugs have ruled the pharmaceutical market for many decades. More recently, however, biological medical products – or biopharmaceuticals (e.g. proteins) – are gaining more attention and represent a significant share of drug research and development nowadays. Important benefits of... Read More

Supply Chain & Operations
02 October 2018 158

Foundational and accelerating characteristics of High-performing businesses

In a previous blog post, we introduced an interesting read on how developing strategic planning as a capability can really bring your company strategy to life. The article referred to below emphasizes that strategy is the absolute starting point, but looks beyond the planning process in building... Read More

Supply Chain & Operations
04 September 2018 199

Artificial intelligence to manage your supply chain

In today’s digital world we see how disruptive technologies are increasingly changing business. We live in an era of digital Darwinism where technology and society are evolving faster than business can naturally adapt. This “adapt or die” idea sets the stage for a generation of new business models... Read More

Supply Chain & Operations
19 June 2018 282

A path to faster growth for healthcare companies

For a long time, healthcare manufacturers believed that all revenue growth was good. Mergers and acquisitions increased overall size but weren’t fully integrated and led to a pile up of redundant systems and processes. Complexity is the silent killer of growth. Tackling complexity in a systematic... Read More

Supply Chain & Operations
22 May 2018 264

Additive Manufacturing shaping future supply chains

3D printing (also approached as “additive” or “rapid” manufacturing) is already being studied and used for more than 20 years. Thanks to the recent progress that has been made in additive manufacturing technologies, the commercial possibilities significantly increased. This technology allows... Read More

Business & IT Services
30 April 2018 205

Does blockchain also have a future within the life sciences industry?

Although blockchain is generally known for its applications within the payments industry and cryptocurrency market, the technology has the potential to disrupt a wide array of industries. But does blockchain also have a future within the life sciences industry? Introducing the blockchain... Read More

Supply Chain & Operations
23 April 2018 229

Driving operational excellence with advanced data analytics

Digital disruption continuously transforms the supply chains of companies. To embrace the digital age, Supply Chain Managers need to adopt big data and analytics in their operations. Deploying advanced analytics will be important to achieve agility and reduce costs within the supply chain.  ... Read More