As a long-time client, the company was familiar with Accenture’s capabilities in supply chain and logistics management and its ability to design innovative transportation solutions. It looked to Accenture to help create an integrated transportation management strategy and a strong, centralized transportation and global trade management function.
After sharing its strategic plans, the pharmaceutical company and Accenture jointly created an integrated transportation management strategy that focused on delivering its products to customers in a more coordinated and cost efficient manner.
This pharmaceutical leader needed to transition from its current regional logistics process to an integrated transportation management strategy to get products to customers more efficiently and cost effectively. Like most large pharmaceutical companies, this company is working hard to build share and increase delivery in emerging markets. Developing a more efficient, responsive and globally integrated transportation program from its current regional transport operations would be a critical factor in achieving its goal. A global transportation operating model would create the synergies, oversights and controls to transform the business, improve logistics planning and reduce costs.