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We have partnered with Fortune 500 organizations across several industries, specifically Life Science, Wholesale Distribution, High Tech, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Foodservice. Since WCS Consulting’s inception in 2014, we have successfully deployed over 30 digital transformation projects. Several of those projects have resulted in global rollouts to multiple different business units and continued support/services engagements.

Our services and expertise, designed to solve complex operational and execution problems, have helped our customers transform their supply chains, remove over $600 million from inventory while improving customer service, increase on-time delivery to customers, and implement solutions that enable collaborative supply chains to run more effectively.

Access several brief WCS Customer Success Stories below. Additionally, download our Allergan Case Study.

Global Demand Planning
$16 Billion Pharmaceutical Company
A global $16B pharma company with a broad product portfolio serving over 100 countries purchased the SAP Integrated Business Planning suite of software. WCS was retained as the implementation partner for the global IBP rollout. Phase I included new forecasting processes, solution deployment, and change management. The program went live in 7 months and has helped increase forecasting accuracy and increased visibility to global demand/supply balance across 13K products in 80 markets around the world.
Forecasting, Inventory Planning, & Replenishment
$50 Billion Wholesale Distribution Company
Our client is one of the largest wholesale distribution companies in the world. WCS was casted to help deploy a forecasting, inventory planning and replenishment process utilizing SAP’s Integrated Business Planning platform. The solution manages a network of more than 30+ distribution centers and uses statistical forecasting to revise the forecast weekly, create time-phased inventory targets and automatically create daily stock transfer orders from FDCs to DCs and weekly purchase orders from DCs to suppliers. The solution has helped improve on-time delivery and reduce excess inventory within the network.
Inventory Optimization
$50 Billion Electronics Manufacturer
WCS consultants have a long history of inventory optimization solutions and deep expertise with SmartOps and now SAP IBP Inventory. We worked with this client to streamline some of the model assumptions, correctly set the demand analytics parameters and create a deployment and test plan that would get the model in operation. We have continued to provide advice and to help them roll out the solution to all the third-party manufacturing suppliers, thus enabling them to improve service and reposition inventory for maximum responsiveness to customer demand.
Demand Forecasting
$2 Billion Pharmaceutical Company
Our client produces both Generic and Branded pharmaceuticals and has a large portfolio of generics in its drug pipeline. The company wanted to improve its forecasting processes, especially for planning new product introductions and for potential price fluctuations caused by increased competition at the time of product release. Using the SAP IBP platform, WCS created a forecasting system that pulls in external market data and, based upon the number of competitors in the marketplace, predicts market share and pricing levels over a five-year horizon.
Inventory & Supply Network Planning
$2 Billion Medical Device Company
Our client operates a network of internal and external third-party manufacturers, with products built in over 15 locations. WCS was engaged to implement an inventory planning and supply network optimization solution to synchronize the activities of these plants, plan short- and long-term capacity and deploy inventory strategies to achieve 99% service levels and rapid response to changing market demands. The solution was deployed in 5 months and synchronizes all network activity on a weekly basis.
Inventory Optimization
$8B Pharmaceutical Manufacturer of Branded/Generic Drugs
WCS was engaged by one of the largest generic drug manufacturers to review its inventory planning processes in North America. WCS implemented SAP’s inventory optimization solution and reduced inventory by more than $100m, a 16% reduction over 15 months. As part of the program, new MRP procedures were implemented, bulk inventory strategies deployed and supplier management metrics developed. Analytics were created to show variability across the supply chain, and, as the basic planning processes improved, inventory was released to cash.
Factory Planning & Scheduling
$10 Billion Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
Our client owns a network of 10 manufacturing plants that produce different types of pharmaceuticals: solid oral doses, injectables, unit- and multi-dose liquids, gels, and creams. The project objective was to deploy a finite scheduling tool that creates a material- and capacity-constrained plan. This plan is used in three different processes: (1) long-term constraint-based planning over 2 years, (2) short-term constraint-based planning to prioritize global market demands over the 6-month horizon, and (3) a finite schedule that the manufacturing floor can execute against.
Product Segmentation and Managing Market Information
$8 Billion Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
Most pharmaceutical companies subscribe to market share data that shows shipments to distributors and all the prescriptions filled each week by drug. This is a massive amount of data, over 10 million rows weekly, and the way manufacturers were able to interact with this data needed improvement. WCS’s technical team worked to automate the movement of the data and to create a database that would allow the customer to track the number of competitors and the market share and to rank the products by importance. The ranking of the products was used to define inventory strategy and manufacturing priority. This project reduced the time to create standard market share reports from weeks down to minutes.