Manufacturing Operations


i-Solutions provides Impact Services in the following areas of Manufacturing Operations.

Network Rationalization. Our experienced professionals have played key leadership roles in helping multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies improve overall financial performance through the rationalization of their global manufacturing networks. Working closely with senior company leadership, i-Solutions’ experts have led the development of comprehensive network restructuring plans that have generated billions of dollars in annual savings. They have also helped to ensure that these organizations stay on track, through formal processes for cost-effective assignment of future manufacturing needs to existing plants.

Merger and Acquisition Support. With our subject matter expertise and extensive due diligence management experience, i-Solutions can ensure that post-merger and integration goals in all business areas are met or exceeded. Refined schedule templates and standardized reports form the basis for customized plans applied across all affected organizations. These plans allow visibility of schedule performance to date as well as forecasts of upcoming activities and progress, so that Management is able to make course corrections before delays occur. Our expertise and associated tools have been proven to be effective for mergers, acquisitions and integrations ranging from stand-alone sites to international multi-site organizations.

Manufacturing Capacity Optimization. i-Solutions’ expertise includes management of all aspects of Capacity Planning, including human, procedural, machine/equipment, and total facility utilization. Our capabilities enable management to make informed decisions about how best to manage overall capacity while minimizing overhead costs. The knowledge and experience of our professionals ensure that Capacity Planning can be conducted on global networks just as effectively as on individual sites.

Product Transfer. i-Solutions has been instrumental in implementation of multiple pharmaceutical Product Transfer programs involving hundreds of products, tens of thousands of finished packs, and hundreds of regulatory markets. Product Transfer — unlike Technical Transfer — is the transition of product supply responsibility from the current source to the future source. Product Transfers executed in compliance with current Quality and Regulatory procedures and policies are enormous and complicated tasks. i-Solutions’ practical knowledge includes elements such as sourcing design, discontinuation, divestment, formula and pack rationalization, site readiness, regulatory, logistics, artwork, and stock build.

Product Rationalization. i-Solutions’ Product Rationalization experience is extensive. The expertise of our professionals has guided Life Sciences sector clients through comprehensive analysis of product portfolios to determine the right balance of internal versus contract manufacturing. We have also led Financial Modeling activities involving key Product Rationalization considerations such as logistics, capacity, headcount, and regulatory risk.

Performance Improvement. Using proven LeanSixSigma principles and other effective Performance Improvement approaches, i-Solutions is highly capable in conducting integrated analysis of site Organization Structures, leading Operational Workshops, configuring and applying effective and standardized Reporting Templates, and performing detailed and precise Financial Modeling. Practical aspects of site operations are well known to our experienced staff. Presentations, board papers, workshop reports, budgets for implementation plans and schedules, and financial metrics are some of the deliverables of the analyses. The unique strength of our tools and processes is the targeted engagement of site staff in the development of the recommended solutions.

Program / Project Management. The professionals of i-Solutions have over 15 years of experience dedicated to the successful management of a range of challenging activities — ranging from small projects through enormous programs — for the Life Sciences industry. Our experience of ‘On Time, On Budget, On Plan’ delivery is supported by the proven methodologies and tools that we provide, which enables Faster Start-up, Lower Costs, and Accelerated Delivery.

Benchmarking. Our experts understand the value of applying well-defined benchmarking information in setting project and program goals and defining success. i-Solutions professionals know how to avoid reinventing the wheel, frequently using commercially available information and tailoring our client’s data to ensure a comparable set of results.

Related pages:
     •  Merger/Acquisition/Integration
     •  Design Database
     •  R&D and Manufacturing Capacity Planning
     •  Product Transfer
     •  Performance Improvements and Financial Modeling
     •  NPI Module

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