Life Sciences Consulting

Camelot’s Life Sciences Consulting Practice guides pharmaceutical
and biotechnology companies across all value chain facets
from strategy to sustainable technology implementation.

Building Future-Proof Life Science Value Chains

SUPPLY CHAINs STAY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Disruptive incidents in the past few years have led to a renewed emphasis on securing and optimizing supply chains in the life science industry. In today’s era of rapid technological advancements and shifting global market dynamics, the industry faces challenges that demand a new approach to supply chain management.

We are witnessing a shift towards more collaborative and integrated supply chain models from CMOs towards patients. However, this shift also introduces new complexities, from navigating international regulations to managing the logistics of an increasingly fragmented supply network. Camelot’s teams of experienced life science value chain consultants are here to help you navigate these challenges with confidence.

Life Sciences Consulting
by Camelot

Camelot’s Life Science Consulting Practice leverages the comprehensive experience gained in working with the world’s leading life science companies. We assist clients in addressing pressing challenges across their value chains, whether it is improving performance in manufacturing/technical operations, designing and implementing a supply chain operating model, or optimizing specific processes such as working capital management. Our end-to-end life science consulting capabilities equip us to guide companies from developing transformative strategies and streamlining supply chain processes through to application consulting and implementing state-of-the-art life sciences technology solutions.

How We Help Clients

Camelot’s Life Sciences Consulting Practice provides expertise across the life sciences value chain, guiding you seamlessly from strategic advisory to customized solutions. Here are some of the key areas where we help our clients:
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Navigating Product Lifecycle Management

Camelot’s life science value chain experts help you set up your processes along the whole product lifecycle from commit-to-file through to commercial launch, integrating diverse stakeholders including TechOps, Regulatory, and Quality. We aim to ensure a smooth and successful introduction of new products while also supporting phase-out.

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Improving Performance with Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

It is the cross-functional end-to-end integration of planning that enables life science companies to achieve the highest service levels and supply reliability for both patients and customers at optimal inventories and minimal costs. Camelot’s life sciences consultants make sure that better planning translates into improved performance and decision-making and that all operations in a highly regulated environment including life cycle management, clinical trials, and label management are covered. Find out more about improving performance with Integrated Business Planning.

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Streamlining Demand & Supply Planning

Whether it is for medical devices, bulk pharmaceuticals, or personalized medicine, our life sciences supply chain consultants know how to design highly efficient processes for Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)/Integrated Business Planning (IBP) as well as for demand and supply planning, alongside their corresponding operating models. Camelot’s own supply chain analytics and best practices in process and system integration ensure fast implementation and parametrization of tailored advanced planning systems from leading vendors like SAP, Kinaxis, or OMP.
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Driving Manufacturing Excellence

Camelot’s life science consulting services involve comprehensive support in optimizing pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Our capabilities span from helping develop manufacturing strategies and refining network and technology footprints to enhancing operational excellence across the shop floor. Typical examples of improvements include batch release de-bottlenecking and optimizing machine changeovers, to drive efficiency and productivity.
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Enhancing Logistics & Distribution Processes

Our specialized life sciences logistics consultants offer holistic services for all facets of distribution, including developing, implementing, and optimizing pharmaceutical logistics strategies. Our expertise extends to network design and partner management, ensuring efficient operations. Additionally, we assist in the design and implementation of advanced transportation management (TM), warehouse management (WM), and visibility systems to enhance distribution processes and bolster supply chain visibility. Find out more how to elevate your Logistics Processes.

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Orchestrating the Cell & Gene Therapies (CGT) Supply Chain

Camelot’s Life Science Consulting Practice offers CGT companies comprehensive support in crafting robust operating models that cover every aspect of their operations, from people and processes to technology. We specialize in designing tailored strategies for autologous and allogeneic supply chains and manufacturing, helping to orchestrate them efficiently and securely. Moreover, we assist our CGT clients in customizing distribution strategies for optimal performance and growth.

Working with Industry Leaders

Here is a selection of life sciences companies that have benefited from our expertise:

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FAQs

Benefit from Camelot’s comprehensive life science value chain expertise and proven track record of working with the world’s leading life science companies. Contact our life science consulting practice today to discover how our end-to-end services can transform your strategies, optimize your supply chain, and advance your technology landscape.

Your Contacts

Thomas Ebel

Partner Value Chain Strategy

Andreas Gmür

Partner Logistics

Christian Kroschl

Partner Supply Chain Management

Camelot’s life sciences consulting services support organizations with a wide array of value chain challenges, from navigating product lifecycle management to driving manufacturing excellence and enhancing distribution. This typically also covers Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and demand and supply planning. In addition, Camelot’s Life Sciences Consulting Practice helps optimize distribution processes through advanced transportation and warehouse management systems. For cell and gene therapies (CGT), we develop customized operating models and distribution strategies for a seamless supply chain orchestration.
Yes, Camelot’s life science consultants guide companies through regulatory compliance. We help ensure strict adherence to both good manufacturing practices (GMP) and good distribution practices (GDP). Furthermore, our deep expertise in system validation offers life science companies a reliable resource for maintaining compliance and achieving operational excellence.
Our experienced life science consultants assist with market analysis for contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), including identifying and selecting the right CMO based on customer requirements, such as technical capabilities and other specific needs.
Life science companies often face a range of complex challenges. Regulatory compliance is a major hurdle, with strict rules governing product development, manufacturing, and distribution. Managing the product lifecycle is another key issue, requiring coordination from research to market launch. Disruptions to life science supply chains, exacerbated by global events, pose risks to production and distribution. Additionally, life science firms must integrate advanced technologies to stay competitive, creating a need for digital transformation. Camelot helps address these challenges through strategic guidance, process optimization, and technology solutions.
Camelot’s life science consultants support product development by guiding companies through the entire lifecycle of a product. They establish robust processes that ensure efficiency and compliance at each stage, beginning with lead identification and continuing through research, development, clinical trials, regulatory approvals, and ultimately, commercial launch. By setting clear milestones and integrating best practices, our consultants help companies navigate complex challenges, reduce risks, and maintain a steady trajectory toward successful product commercialization. Their expertise in areas like project management, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance helps life science companies bring their products to market efficiently and effectively.
Operational efficiency is closely tied to three key factors: people, processes, and technology. Life science consulting can enhance operational efficiency by aligning these areas with market requirements and business objectives. Camelot’s life science consultants work to identify gaps and inefficiencies in existing workflows, helping companies streamline operations and eliminate bottlenecks. By optimizing processes, integrating advanced technologies, and ensuring that teams are properly trained and aligned with business goals, our consultants can significantly improve operational efficiency.
Yes, Camelot as a life science consulting firm offers support for clinical trials, particularly in the area of supply chain management. This includes ensuring that clinical trial supplies meet demand and that the trial requirements are adhered to. Our life science consultants help coordinate the procurement, storage, and distribution of trial materials, ensuring that they align with the study’s protocols and regulatory requirements. By managing these critical aspects, we help ensure the smooth operation and success of clinical trials.
The future of life science consulting is driven by several key trends. First, digital transformation is reshaping how life science companies operate, with increased use of AI, machine learning, and big data analytics. Regulatory compliance is becoming more complex, requiring consultants with deep expertise in navigating changing laws and guidelines. Personalized medicine and gene therapies are gaining momentum, necessitating tailored consulting services. Sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) practices are becoming essential for life science companies, driving a focus on green manufacturing and ethical practices. These trends require consultants to offer innovative, flexible, and compliance-focused solutions.

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