Webcast Materials: R&D Supply Chain Management, Unlocking R&D Productivity Improvement in the Clinical Trials Area

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    Please join ASUG Affiliate partner Lodestone Management Consultants for their presentation on R/D Supply Chain Management, Unlocking R/D Productivity Improvement in the Clinical Trials Area, scheduled for Monday, December 19th, 2011.


    This ASUG webcast will highlight how Clinical Trials Supply Chain processes have been transformed by using SAP as a platform. The SAP based solution has been recently implemented at Genentech, San Francisco, in several areas: planning, manufacturing and packaging, and distribution.


    A significant opportunity exists for life sciences companies to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of their clinical trial supply chains. Improving the process, from API production to the delivery at the clinical site, can have a significant impact. Fundamental improvements that support integrated processes, inventory visibility and compliance in manufacturing and distribution of clinical trials supplies are seen as key to the growth of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.


    Lodestone offers a range of services for clinical supply chain transformation:


    •Operational strategy for the clinical supply chains
    •Operating model design across organizations
    •Post-merger improvements of multiple clinical supply chains
    •Road mapping over medium and long term horizon
    •Business case development
    •IT strategy for clinical supply chains
    •Concept design of new approaches: blinding, externalization, and integrated planning
    •Benefits realization: continuity of support activities like project management and people change management
    •SAP Solution implementation for clinical trials




    Amelia Mungapen, Clinical Demand and Supply Planning, Global Planning Genentech
    Geert Crauwels, Partner, Lodestone Management Consultants