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
challenges by role

  • “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”
  • “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”
  • ”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

AI/ML Powered Forecasting and Demand Planning

AI Forecasting

AI/ML Powered Forecasting and Demand Planning

Using market knowledge, unleash the potential of AI/ML forecasting to more accurately predict demand. By better linking demand and supply, shape demand to maximize both short-term and long-term revenues and margins. ML techniques that leverage external demand signals such as epidemiological & demographic data can dramatically improve accuracy, grow sales and margin.

Supply Chain Analytics, Planning & Control Tower

Control Tower

Supply Chain Analytics, Planning & Control Tower

Respond to demand changes and supply disruptions across the multi-tier SC in real-time thanks to advanced replanning capabilities, with what-if scenario evaluation. 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.

Digital IBP

IBP

Digital IBP

Bring Financial, Commercial and Supply Chain plans and forecasts together, evaluate revenue gap closure proposals, supply chain feasibility and cost scenarios, and make P&L optimal decisions – Run all IBP meetings on the system for better alignment, and greater accountability. Maximize profitability in volatile market conditions.

Revenue Analytics, Planning & Gap Closure

Revenue Growth Management

Revenue Analytics, Planning & Gap Closure

Create and manage commercial plans across products, markets, channels and close gaps-to-plan by aligning NPI, pricing, and growth initiatives with inventory and supply capabilities.

Market & Supply Chain Data - Knowledge Foundation

Market Intelligence

Market & Supply Chain Data - Knowledge Foundation

Connect the dots across products, channels, customers, and markets. Leverage the vast amounts of data now available – e.g., epidemiological leading indicators, mobility data, patient health trends, ILF Data, etc. to better understand your markets and key demand drivers.

Testimonials

Trusted by the industry leaders

"What's really succeeding with us is the idea of the connection to the data and a best-in-class UX/UI, so the people that use the business can really make an impact."

David Almeida

David Almeida

Chief Strategy & Technology Officer

"o9 is moving the team’s workload and energy away from executing mundane, tedious tasks like determining how many units of each SKU go to each store every single week. We're moving them upstream into preseason planning, into developing strategy, and then the system executes automatically."

Brady Coady

Brady Coady

Associate Vice President of Allocations and Merchandise

"o9 was able to significantly improve our forecast accuracy."

Dr. Frank Stegherr

Dr. Frank Stegherr

Senior Vice President of Corporate SCM & Logistics

"Creating high-level financial plans and targets for our biggest regional channels and top product categories has been game-changing. It has led to more strategic conversations, better quality, and more accurate plans, and grounded us to unlock long-term growth."

Megan Zielinski

Megan Zielinski

Director of Global Planning

"After spending the large majority of my career in the Life Sciences industry, I had yet to experience, a fully native, cloud-based integrated planning solution for my end-to-end supply chain. I’m now honored to help o9 solutions pull through what I believe is an industry game-changer."

George Llado

George Llado

Former SVP & CIO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Key medical devices solutions
powered by the o9 Digital Brain

Supply Chain Master Planning

Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

Collaborative Demand Planning

Supplier Collaboration

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