Kinaxis: Curing Servier’s Supply Chain Headaches

Kinaxis has partnered with pharmaceutical giant Servier. Picture: Kinaxis
Kinaxis, specialist in end-to-end supply chain orchestration, is set to enable Servier to plan more effectively and gain end-to-end supply chain visibility

Servier has established itself over the years as an influential player in the pharmaceuticals realm, with almost 22,000 employees, a presence in 150 countries and medicines targeting all manner of conditions and diseases. 

The company’s unique status as a laboratory governed by a non-profit foundation sees it invest upwards of 20% of its revenue each year from brand-name medicines into research and development, a strategy enabling it to accelerate research to discover new treatments faster for the benefits of patients. 

However, when looking to revolutionise its supply chain planning capabilities, with a view to accelerating time-to-market for its portfolio of life-saving drugs, Servier needed a true industry leader. 

It found just that in the form of Kinaxis, specialist in end-to-end supply chain orchestration.

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Enabling end-to-end visibility

Kinaxis is set to enable Servier to plan more effectively and gain end-to-end visibility of its supply chain.

This is a vital requirement as competing jurisdictional regulations, demand variability and increased global disruptions play havoc with the pharmaceutical industry’s mission to deliver high-quality products to customers at the lowest cost and with the shortest lead time. 

“One of Servier’s principal ambitions is to be a resilient, growing and sustainable company that’s focused on a few areas where we can make the greatest impact globally for patients,” comments Xavier Morelon, Head of Supply Chain at Servier. 

“To do so, we know we should rely on best-in-class partners like Kinaxis which are so critical to helping us become more agile and ensuring our supply chain can enable us to hit this lofty objective.” 

Xavier Morelon, Head of Supply Chain at Servier

Kinaxis cements position of leadership

With the addition of France’s second largest pharmaceutical company to its growing customer base, Kinaxis continues to cement its leadership within the life sciences industry, which provides the brand-name and generic medicines that countless patients rely on.

Its AI-powered software is allowing companies to orchestrate their supply chain network end to end, from strategic planning to last-mile delivery.  

Kinaxis’ technology helps companies that supply the agricultural industry, with 40% of the world’s tractors, that keep more than 110 billion teeth clean each year, and that ensures more than 35 million pets are fed nutritious meals each year.    

“From making sure patients have the right medications when they need them, to keeping up with regulations, expiry dates and patent cliffs, no industry can compare to life sciences when it comes to complexity,” adds Fabienne Cetre, Regional VP, Central Europe at Kinaxis.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Servier and are confident our deep industry expertise will enable everyone, from their C-suite to their planners and analysts, to see more clearly through these challenges so that they can focus on what they do best – delivering products to help people live longer and healthier lives.” 

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