Collaborating for the last mile
Accenture collaborated with the company’s global supply chain organization to translate product requirements, design and enable a new direct logistics cold chain model. We supported the design of the supply chain network required to get direct to point of distribution, including the Order to Cash processes which required engaging with the global and regional/market teams. Working directly with cold chain logistics experts to define packaging requirements, implement IOT temperature monitoring and put in place unique communication tools to help internal and external teams understand product handling requirements for safe distribution and usage.
In addition, we worked directly with the market teams on supply chain networks in-country readiness: identifying any risks prior to launch and any subsequent shipments into the market.
We also supported the design and launch of an expanded network of warehouses and DCs to support the storage and distribution of the vaccine given the volume and cold chain requirements. This was critical to support the scale of the vaccine distribution.