What Calls for a Change
Our client is a multinational pharmaceutical company that manufactures pharmaceutical formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). The firm has a diversified portfolio of products that cater to a vast range of therapeutic segments covering psychiatry, anti-infectives, neurology, cardiology, diabetology, gastroenterology, nephrology, urology, dermatology, gynecology, respiratory and many more.
The current state of production planning and scheduling relies on manual processes due to the impracticality of plans generated by end-to-end planning software. These software solutions often fail to accommodate the intricate constraints inherent in factory floor operations. The solvers employed within these software systems struggle with the complexity present in real-world manufacturing environments, often necessitating the imposition of simplifying assumptions. As a result, manual intervention remains a predominant practice, highlighting the need for more robust and adaptable planning solutions that can effectively address the complexities of modern industrial settings.