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Digital Manufacturing Baseline Assessment Drives Benefit for Accord Healthcare

Digital Manufacturing Baseline Assessment Drives Benefit for Accord Healthcare

“DTG had the knowledge and experience we required to focus our effort”

DTG has successfully completed a recent study with global healthcare manufacturer Accord Healthcare, working with the organisation to analyse its existing digital strategy and identify future opportunities across their UK facilities.

The baseline study, using DTG’s unique, non-intrusive engagement approach, combined with extensive experience in both the process industries manufacturing space and technology arena, allows the identification of opportunities, aligned to business needs, to deliver value in productivity, inventory, capital efficiency and innovation culture. 

Headquartered in the UK, Accord Healthcare Europe is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in Europe, with one of the largest market footprints of any European generic and biosimilars companies, selling generic medicines in over 80 countries around the world. Delivering vital, affordable medicines to national health systems, supporting healthcare professionals transform patient lives worldwide, Accord’s approach is agile and inventive, always seeking to improve products and patients’ access to them, whilst being driven to think differently and deliver more for the benefit of patients worldwide.

Lynsey Hyde, Pharmaceutical Systems Project Manager, Accord Healthcare, said:

“The DTG process was well structured and clear, the prerequisites to the baseline provided a good opportunity for engagement with DTG and other members of the Accord team before we progressed with the site surveys. The collaborative approach between Accord and DTG worked very well, consultants were knowledgeable and available throughout the process.

“Accord is always looking for continuous improvement opportunities, we want to ensure we focus the business on what is important for the future. We selected DTG based on their proposal which was scalable and well suited to the way our business works, and appreciative of the need not to disrupt our key operations while the work was undertaken.

“DTG had the knowledge and experience we required to focus our efforts on quick wins as well as ensuring we align with our long-term plans. We have used the findings to develop long term strategic objectives for the business and help our employees to ensure that we can be self-sustaining in our digital expertise, with production facilities which can flex to meet market demands at short notice.”

Key Questions When Developing a Digital Strategy 

DTG believe there are four fundamentals to developing a dynamic Digital Strategy. The first question is around technology infrastructure – has your organisation invested in the appropriate operational technology to ensure success? 

This then allows data to be captured which leads to question number two – have you aligned your data in a horizontal end-to-end approach to allow supply chain outcomes to be more successful?

It is at this point that your organisation can explore the many digital tools and applications asking question number three – have you put in place a sustained approach to applying digital outcomes that provide a competitive ROI? 

Finally, question four is focussed on leadership, alignment, and execution – have you put plans in place to develop your organisation’s digital culture and fully engaged the workforce to deliver? 

DTG Senior Digital Consultant, Tim Gowling, explained:

“Many of our clients benefit from stepping back from the relentless pace of day-to-day operations and taking the time to carry out a baseline analysis. Our straightforward and transparent four step process has proven to be a logical and effective approach in helping them to achieve digital success.” 

From the Baseline Study, DTG were able to facilitate the creation of a 1-3 year vision for Accords Industry 4.0 ambition together with the development of a roadmap which focused on supply chain planning, infrastructure, use of data, leadership and upskilling for the Digital Factory of the Future.

Tim continued:

“Unlike many other technology organisations, DTG’s ability to support the delivery of the business goals doesn’t stop here. We have both a breadth and depth of experience in the team that allow us to support programme delivery, provide training and mentoring and ensure a wholistic approach to digital lifecycle management.” 

Moving forward, DTG will continue to work with Accord to further refine their Digitalisation Strategy.

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