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Patrick McGrath

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The business

Our client is one of the world leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. The company’s mission is to discover and develop innovative drugs and other products to improve the quality of life for humans and animals.

Challenge to overcome

Following the approval by the authorities of a major transaction, the company completed the acquisition of another major pharmaceutical company. Due to the significant increase in logistics flows following the integration of activities following the acquisition, the company has decided to acquire a state-of-the-art warehouse management system (WMS). technology. This system should allow the company to ensure the control, traceability and efficient distribution of its products in very high demand.

The role of GCL in the realization of this project

Development of a WMS specification (4 months):

  • Analyse of needs
  • Search for WMS and TMS providers
  • Preparation of calls for tenders
  • Analysis of submissions and recommendations

Coordination and implementation of the WMS solution (6 months):

  • Management of the implementation of the selected software
  • Preparation of the functional analysis (detailed analysis of the required functionalities)
  • Identification of specific developments required
  • Warehouse configuration and management of required changes
  • Preparation of tenders, analysis and selection of RF equipment supplier
  • Development of test scenarios, performance of functional tests;
  • System validation according to pharmaceutical industry standards
  • Assistance during system start-up
  • Participation and coaching of teams;
  • Monitoring of performance indicators and feedback if required;
The results
  • The implementation of a WMS solution (SAP WM);
  • Productivity improvement of around 20%;
  • 5% reduction in losses
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