Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies need visibility into their supply chain to ensure availability and reliability of finished goods and raw materials. Decentralized procurement processes and a consolidated view of spend data are imperative to maximize utilization of resources. In addition, collaboration with stakeholders and a seamless extended supply chain facilitate uninterrupted product flow and statutory compliance.
Bristlecone offers planning, collaboration and analytics solutions that help pharma and life sciences companies develop responsive supply chains. Our solutions address end-to-end requirements – from demand forecasting for generic drugs to production and procurement planning for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). Reliable order data and accurate delivery schedules enable superior inventory management of raw materials, intermediates, finished goods, blends, and packing materials.
Bristlecone NOW accelerators combine time-to-benefit, scalability, flexibility, and best practices to harmonize processes. Our DemandPlanningNOW solution offers demand evaluation in off line mode and enables seamless integration to SAP system. We use proprietary data extractor kits and file validation tools to automate data upload, integrate data from disparate systems, and ensure a ‘single source of truth.’
We streamline purchase processes to optimize requisitioning and order cycle time. We track supplier performance, mitigate supplier risks, and categorize spend data. It improves spend visibility, identifies areas of cost reduction, and rationalizes the supplier base. Significantly, it enables unique inventory strategies for finished products and bulk finished goods based on product cataloging and capacity of stocking units.
Bristlecone addresses the business requirements of pharmaceutical and life sciences companies:
- Supply chain diagnostics and advisory services
- Suite of solutions to reorient the supply chain – from process redesign to reporting, including material commitment, pegging and stock expiration reports
- Customized shelf life planning and expiration management solutions for manufacturing and order fulfillment
- SaaS-based enterprise spend management tools