The client is one of the top 10 pharmaceutical manufacturers globally. They have expanded one of their Ireland based facilities, to develop a bio-pharma campus, with production scaling to full capacity by 2022.
We were engaged to perform a review of the warehousing strategy to ensure it would scale correctly to support this expansion. A detailed 60-month plan needed to be developed.
A detailed review of all on and off-site warehousing activities was performed and a detailed needs analysis was mapped covering a 60-month period.
We completed a 60-month capacity expansion plan review and overlaid this onto the existing warehousing infrastructure, resources and 3rd party logistics support.
Detailed mapping of the set-up and operation of warehousing and material movements on-site provided the “As Is” structure. A Lean Six Sigma review of the process identified the “Future State”.
By combining these, we developed a plan which resulted in a leaner and more efficient warehousing solution. This strategy also meant the client did not need to invest in additional warehouse capacity resulting in significant cost avoidance.