You have operational obstacles to overcome.
From the warehouse to the point of care, the pharmaceutical supply chain must withstand any disruption, support any regulation and fulfill demand. Pharma distributors and manufacturers are focused on optimizing supply chains to ensure high performance in the face of increasing supply chain pressures. Meeting performance goals and service levels is more difficult than ever before and the pharma distributors who can make good on the promise of on-time, in-full delivery of medicines are those who will succeed now and in the future.
How Manhattan can help.
Manhattan’s resilient and agile cloud-native solution technology is essential to ensuring the needs of companies and patients are met efficiently and profitability. We have built valuable expertise working with pharma leaders worldwide and we’ve applied that knowledge of the industry to optimize the efficiency, agility, and safety of many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical distribution networks.
Our cloud-native, microservices technology unlocks resilient and agile supply chain efficiency.
Only Manhattan offers a truly unified supply chain solution from inventory to delivery and planning to execution, providing crystal-clear visibility and unprecedented control. Our cloud-native and all microservices-based architecture is versionless, with seamless upgrades that occur automatically and without disruption. It’s flexibly composable and configurable to quickly and cost-effectively enable new processes, experiences, and outcomes. Optimized through data sciences and aligned through behavioral sciences, our solutions create work environments that foster the best of humans and automation to drive greater efficiency and productivity.
8 of the top 10 pharmaceutical wholesalers and many top manufacturers use Manhattan solutions
A WMS that provides transparency and traceability into the supply chain helps ensure that goods and materials move along in the most accurate, efficient, and cost-effective way possible. And by establishing automated product tracing and end-to-end supply visibility, pharma companies can comply with new regulations. Healthcare on-demand is also growing rapidly, and pharmaceutical companies will need to expand their use of central fill solutions that leverage advanced warehouse and fulfillment capabilities and automation/robotics to enable on-demand and rapid counting, filling, and dispensing of medications.
Manhattan Active Warehouse Management is engineered to orchestrate each and every task across man and machine to execute a hyper-flow of inbound and outbound goods and information. It gives distribution managers greater visibility and control with highly actionable, real-time operational data visualizations across every facility and integrated, direct communication with the workforce. It is infused with artificial intelligence to refine its optimization.
While today’s labor shortage isn’t unique to the pharmaceutical industry, the potential impact of too few employees, including delays or inaccuracies, can have a significant effect on patient care. Modern warehouse management systems integrated with warehouse automation tools like robots can automate fulfillment processes to protect and boost productivity and avoid disruption from future labor shortages.
However, with Manhattan Active Labor Management, capabilities usually found in separate labor, warehouse, and slotting solutions are unified into a single, integrated user experience. Intuitive workflows deliver responsive experiences that help new and temporary workers get up to speed and operate efficiently in a matter of minutes. In addition, performance, coaching, and recognition have been gamified throughout the user experience, driving higher associate engagement and a more productive workforce.
Transportation management systems are essential in securing trucks/drivers and third-party couriers to ensure on-time delivery. And pharmaceutical products often must be kept from manufacturer to the end-user at a particular temperature throughout the transit period.
Manhattan Active Transportation Management is the fastest, smartest, and easiest way for manufacturers and distributors to manage transportation planning and execution. It routes items to their desired location with accurate transportation planning and execution and optimized carrier engagement to ensure timely delivery at the best cost while protecting temperature-sensitive shipments. Its cloud-native architecture, multi-modal solver with intelligent self-tuning optimization, unified user experience, and pre-integrated rate and capacity management enables companies to improve visibility, accelerate planning, and lower the cost of shipping while reducing carbon emissions.
To manage the volatility and increase resiliency in the supply chain, pharmaceutical manufacturers need to strengthen their supply chain systems and processes to ensure sufficient inventory is on hand to meet anticipated demand and disruption, while minimizing excess inventory to ensure it does not expire before it’s used.
Manhattan supply chain planning solutions use machine learning to continuously monitor and automatically fine-tune inventory, enabling accurately positioned inventory across the distribution network to reduce the risk of stockouts or oversupply. Demand forecasting and replenishment are integrated into the inventory workflow, enabling near real-time inventory-level sharing with buyers and planners, providing valuable visibility and insights into a wealth of structured and unstructured inventory data.
Manhattan Solution is the Perfect Prescription for the Ultimate Warehouse and Distribution System
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