Pharmaceutical supply chain leaders have a tough mandate: Innovate for tomorrow while delivering consistently superb results today. You need a resilient, future-proof supply chain that gives you full visibility, maximum agility and a real-time sense of the changing environment. It’s an enormous responsibility in an uncertain time. GEP can help you meet the challenge with confidence.
Built on a foundation of big data and machine learning at its core, GEP NEXXE™ — our cloud-based unified supply chain platform — enables end-to-end, real-time visibility and collaboration between contract development and manufacturing organizations, distributors and drug manufacturers; ensures supply quality and continuity; and optimizes costs so life sciences organizations can achieve maximum efficiencies.
GEP works with more than 50 life sciences clients across the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, generics, biotechnology, medical devices and technology enterprise sub-verticals. We deliver integrated solutions that help our clients in the life sciences industry better anticipate and weather supply chain volatility so they can operate more efficiently and effectively, gain competitive advantage, boost profitability and enhance shareholder value.
Why real-time collaboration is a top priority for pharmaceutical supply chains
- The global biopharmaceutical ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex and exposed to risk
- Manufacturing and supply chain process data are infrequently shared
- Lack of information sharing decreases visibility and leads to dissatisfaction at the leadership level
- Key elements to drive supply chain performance
- The GEP Collaboration Suite drives greater value across the entire supply chain
The global biopharmaceutical ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex and exposed to risk
Manufacturing and supply chain process data are infrequently shared
Lack of information sharing decreases visibility and leads to dissatisfaction at the leadership level
Key elements to drive supply chain performance
The GEP Collaboration Suite drives greater value across the entire supply chain
Digital transformation strategies for pharmaceutical supply chains
Raw materials tracking. Cycle-time reduction. Supplier and logistics delays. Quality management inspections. How can pharmaceutical supply chains remain resilient in an increasingly complex environment?
For answers, watch this panel discussion featuring Dr. Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at North Carolina State University, GEP Vice President Pramod Gupta, and other leading experts.
Explore the GEP NEXXE features that enable supply chain collaboration and end-to-end visibility
Purchase Order Collaboration
Track POs throughout the entire life cycle, including supplier acceptance, expedites and de-expedites, shipments, receipts and invoices. Collaborate with suppliers on individual POs and the blanket order process. Exceptions and alerts are based on three-way, four-way mismatch capabilities, with seamless integration with GEP NEXXE Control Tower functions for total visibility.
Share near- and long-term demand forecasts with suppliers and contract manufacturers. Provide early insights for effective capacity planning and commits while allowing suppliers to share their upside commits. Help automate decision-making and plan for upside-demand swings — and collaborate on near-term forecasts at a granular level.
Collaborate with manufacturers on capacity issues, surge requirements and overtime — before delays hit your supply chain. Learn about planned shutdowns or seasonal maintenance cycles.
Use our supply chain quality management system to set process definitions and product parameters, thereby enabling your enterprise to manage and share product quality planning requirements with suppliers. With AI/ML at its core, GEP NEXXE enables you to inspect and track global product quality in one unified platform.
Gain complete real-time access across all your inventory and warehouse locations with a map-based view of inventory summaries, stock visibility and status updates. The GEP NEXXE mobile app allows for updates from warehouse locations. It’s all integrated into the one platform, which itself integrates with your ERP.
Give your teams continuous real-time visibility across all operations with the predictive alerting, status tracking and recommended actions of the Control Tower. The central dashboard offers a user-friendly, end-to-end view of all workflows, providing greater control and keener insight into the business impact of deviations. Harness the Situation Room functionality for collaborative issue resolution.
The GEP team enabled us to weather the COVID-19 crisis, and despite all obstacles, helped us transform Bayer’s procurement at full speed. At a time when we needed GEP the most, its partnership and dedication were invaluable in supporting our fight against the coronavirus pandemic and in pursuing the Bayer vision of ‘Health for All, Hunger for None'.
— Thomas Udesen, Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer