Pharmaceutical Packaging Operation


  • Improve delivery performance (OTIF) to customer base
  • Optimise capacity & productivity in the packing operation
  • Provide improved visibility of upcoming workload for support functions such as QC & QA
  • Re-engineer the planning process

Solutions Deployed

  • A ‘Rhythm Wheel’ based scheduling process for packaging operations
  • Re-designed planning processes - via RACI, SIPOC, flowcharts, meeting agenda’s & Planner Standard Work
  • Clearly defined lead time targets & KPI’s for all relevant functions

Pharmaceutical Packaging Operation - BSM


  • Increased packing capacity & productivity of 10% - 20%, via a reduction in line clearance frequency & complexity
  • Improved delivery performance (OTIF) of ~30%
  • Standardised planning process for scheduling of packing operations
  • Improved visibility of upcoming workload

Client Environment

Pharmaceutical Packing Operation with large volume of finished goods SKU


European site, serving international customer base