o9 Digital Brain™
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Life science medical device

Accelerate innovation and manage supply chain risk for positive patient outcomes.

Common medical devices
problems by role

  • “Difficulty managing inventory in across multi-tier supply chain (MFG Sterilization, CDC’s, regional DCs, Hospitals)”
  • “We have Limited Visibility and Collaboration with Tier 1, 2 Suppliers around Constraints”
  • “We have small production runs, much of the work is labor-intensive, prompting production moves to lower cost countries such as Ireland, Mexico, and China.”
  • “We have difficulty sensing end patient demand”
  • “We have constraints not adequately modeled in the Planning System – Execution deviates from plan”
  • “Pandemic risk management is delaying non-critical procedures”
  • “Negotiations are tougher because of consolidation: hospitals, doctors groups, clinics, purchasing groups, and MCOs buy in bulk at lower costs and apply margin pressure”
  • “Many people are second guessing forecasts - Limited visibility and collaboration around assumptions”
  • “Developing emerging nation infrastructure creates a demand for life science products in different markets”
  • “Heavy regulation and political pressure on pricing impacting selling approach”
  • ”Our medical device manufacturing is highly specialized, and rapid industry innovation is greatly increasing risk of obsolescence”
  • “Our AOP /finance process is disconnected from the rolling forecasts of our S&OP process”
  • Consolidation: hospitals, doctors groups, clinics, purchasing groups, and MCOs buy in bulk at lower costs and apply margin pressure
  • “Our S&OP is conducted on PowerPoint – A big productivity drain and highly ineffective meetings”

Aim big, start small, iterate rapidly.

Top 5 quick-win o9 capabilities that medical devices clients are starting with

Connect inventory, distribution & manufacturing

Supply Chain Planning

Connect inventory, distribution & manufacturing

Model the end-to-end network including suppliers, manufacturing,distribution, and end customers to improve on-time delivery and asset efficiency while reducing operating costs

Sense & forecast demand

Demand Planning

Sense & forecast demand

ML techniques that leverage external demand signals such as epidemiological & demographic data can dramatically improve accuracy, grow sales and margin.

Optimize inventory

Supply Chain Master Planning

Optimize inventory

Create optimized end to end supply and demand plans that account for complex multi-tier channels, products and planned product innovations

Integrate Business Plans

IBP

Integrate Business Plans

Create and manage revenue plans across products, markets and channels and close gaps to plan by aligning Innovation, Pricing, Marketing, and Distribution activities and resources to deliver market needs.

Procurement & supplier collaboration

Digital Supplier Collaboration

Procurement & supplier collaboration

Automatically generate procurement plans that meet your target cost and service objectives. Extend collaboration to suppliers to improve visibility to potential disruptions and collaborate on mitigation activities.

Key medical devices solutions
powered by the o9 Digital Brain

Supply Chain Master Planning

IBP

Demand Planning

Digital Supplier Collaboration

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