BioClinica, a provider of specialized outsourced clinical trial services and eClinical Solutions, has launched its Optimizer Enterprise Suite for clinical supply chain planning and optimization. The suite brings both enhanced offerings and new web-based tools to BioClinica's predictive clinical supply planning solution originally introduced in 2010.
Forecasting and demand planning tools comprising BioClinica's Optimizer Enterprise Suite include: Optimizer Advanced, BioClinica's original robust desktop solution for sophisticated modeling of scenarios that impact the supply chain; Optimizer Direct, BioClinica's new cloud-based option streamlined for essential supply chain forecasting and planning, but with all the power of the original Optimizer; and Aggregator, BioClinica's expanded enterprise demand planning module combines forecasting plans across studies. The Optimizer Dashboard supports components and enables forecast data to be viewed in a format practical for any stakeholder.
Chip deVillafranca, BioClinica vice president of Product Management, said, "We extended Optimizer to a suite of tools that scales to any organization's need, whether planning globally, at a single study level or somewhere in between."
Progressive pharmaceutical companies using Optimizer for global supply planning have significantly reduced waste and saved millions of dollars. "Based on these remarkable results, we made the power of Optimizer more accessible to a broader audience by putting it on the web and giving it an intuitive user interface," said deVillafranca.
"Intricate study protocols, delicate investigative compounds, and variable dosing schemes are just a few of the variables," said deVillafranca. "It's no longer feasible to manage clinical supplies efficiently using spreadsheets and manual methods. That's where BioClinica simulation and forecasting technology is unmatched."
Optimizer provides computer simulation of different supply chain scenarios. It models unpredictable demand over time to forecast drug supply and when and where to ship it. Simulations can be re-run with live data for a continually optimized supply plan. Optimizer enables planners to see impending drug shortages and excessive oversupplies. Optimizer also equips supply planners with information to identify opportunities for improvements in shipping, labeling, storage and other activities that carry high costs.