Reinventing pharma operations: Embracing multi-resource planning technology
In the fast-paced and ever-changing pharmaceutical industry, stakeholders face a critical challenge: resolving the productivity drain caused by operational planning within rapidly evolving departmental environments. While multi-type resource management remains essential, inflexible legacy systems have often hindered it, sabotaging the quest for better communication and efficiency.
After the intense industry challenges experienced during the pandemic, significant lessons were learned. A 2022 survey of industry executives reported that 80% of respondents believe companies will embrace more agile working methods, and 70% feel that organisational structures within pharma must be simplified. These figures reinforce the point that technology which supports operational needs, reduces database administration, and improves company-wide communication is critical.
A drastic reinvention of resource planning, assignment, and scheduling is imperative to optimise capabilities and revolutionise departmental functionality. Investing in technology is vital to assist administration, enabling pharmaceutical companies to navigate staff shortages, strikes, supply chain disruptions, and other uncertainties while maintaining operational success. By prioritising the right technology, pharma stakeholders can streamline services, foster collaboration between hospitals, pharmacies, and other healthcare modalities, and ultimately enhance patient care.
Addressing the productivity drain
Operational planning has been a longstanding concern for pharmaceutical stakeholders, as it can significantly impact productivity and resource utilisation. Legacy systems that lack flexibility limit the ability to manage multiple resource types, wasting time and impacting productivity from the outset.
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