Economic factors, increasing numbers of global competitors, and expiring patents have all combined to create intense competition within the Pharmaceutical industry, making cost reduction a priority in maintaining profitability. The client's executive management defined a cost reduction business strategy in which obtaining maximum value and enhancing the cost effectiveness of IT solutions is key. Their goal – look for new ways to conduct business at a lower cost and with higher quality.
Our client, the manufacturing division of a global Fortune 100 Pharmaceutical company, was charged with identifying ways in which to meet this goal through the upgrade initiative for a global controlled document management system. The organization had implemented a decentralized document management system in 29 manufacturing sites worldwide, with an additional 20 targeted for implementation within 18 months. They recognized that significant savings could be realized by transitioning the document management solution to a shared service model and upgrading the technology to provide a more flexible and configurable services framework.
ArborSys worked jointly with this client to conduct a feasibility assessment and formulate an effective results-oriented program strategy and business case focused on:
The ArborSys team provided strategic consulting services to assist in developing:
The solution and strategy helped the company reduce costs, allocate its IT dollars more effectively, and establish a vision and roadmap to enable the realization of significant business efficiencies and improvements.
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