Supply Chain Wizard (SCW), a leading full-service global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability, along with supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs, has launched a new suite of interconnected digital supply chain products for companies in the pharmaceutical sector. The visibility, collaboration and productivity solutions are suitable for manufacturers, contract manufacturers, contract packagers, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) / distributors, and pharmacies.
Centered around looming serialization deadlines in the U.S. (2018), Europe (early 2019) and elsewhere, the suite of products was co-designed an co-developed with pharmaceutical industry leaders to optimize operations for growth, service and efficiency. Most of these have been successfully incorporated with early-adopter clients around the world.
The portfolio of digital supply chain transformation initiatives amounts to a metrics-driven means of using the vast amounts of data generated by mandated serialization implementation to improve production methods, end-to-end supply chain visibility, resource optimization and other business practices.
SCW’s digital portfolio has six components revolving around a central track-and-trace hub. Each of these deploys the company’s 3D approach, which optimizes production and supply chain practices by navigating from data to dashboards to decisions. Mined information is applied toward comprehensive, digestible operational feedback that, in turn, leads to logical adjustments for impactful improvements, delivering the promise of smart manufacturing/Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The result is an end-to-end digital supply chain capable of delivering unit-level granular visibility and data-driven decision making.
The portfolio’s six solution platforms are:
- Digital Supply Chain, providing supply chain practitioners and executives with end-to-end visibility of their supply chain systems, products and trading partner network to quickly identify, monitor and respond to critical events and activities using cloud-based collaboration.
- Digital Factory, combining various data sources from manufacturing to packaging operations that, upon analysis, can reveal correlations between processes and opportunities to improve factory floor operations, such as OEE/efficiency management and scheduling, in groundbreaking ways.
- Digital Warehouse, which, improves organizational visibility of internal assets (forklifts, operators, jobs) within the warehousing space, and encourages cross-functional collaboration between sales and operations in meeting customer demand.
- Digital Transport, which monitors products in real-time from warehouse departure to customer delivery, providing end-to-end supply chain monitoring while digitizing critical parameters, such as GPS-location, temperature, humidity, shock and tilt.
- Digital Retail, offering improved employee allocation by associating indoor staff positioning information with the distribution of visiting customer count throughout business hours to optimize staffing levels and schedules.
- Digital Projects, allowing for easier management and oversight of programs and projects of all sizes and phases (from execution, monitoring and delivery) integrated to products, sites and trading partners across the company.