Sales & Operations Planning in 2019 – all about Artificial Intelligence?

TMCBlog, Supply Chain

Planning has existed for decades and is used in all industries. Like other topics, it has undergone various changes over time. A lot of money has been spent (e.g. trying to improve forecast accuracy using advanced statistical methods). Talking to companies, the success of these initiatives was, and still is, very limited. What makes it so challenging? Mark Twain once … Read More

Tenthpin welcomes Rupal Thanawala as Partner!

TMCNews, Organization

Global management consulting firm Tenthpin is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day by welcoming our first female partner Rupal Thanawala to our global practice. Rupal brings over 20 years of experience in consulting with focus on business strategy, mergers, acquisition, divestitures, ERP implementations and digital transformation for Fortune 500 clients. Rupal holds B.S in Biomedical Engineering from University of Mumbai … Read More

Mergers and Acquisitions


 Introduction Mergers and Acquisitions have been a key feature of the life sciences industry for the last thirty years. As well as the pharma mega-mergers such as GSK and Pfizer-Warner Lambert, divestment and acquisition of small and medium sized companies is a regular occurrence for many life sciences companies. In the nineties and early part of the 21st century M&A … Read More

Is your PMO delivering the value you expected?

TMCMedical Device, Pharmaceuticals, PMO

Life sciences companies today are continually developing new products, services and technologies. The resulting project culture leads to a challenge in managing projects effectively. Therefore, many organizations have invested in Program and Project Management organizations (PMO). These organizations often work well for standard projects. However, in a more complex environment we have noticed the following pattern: Lack of “content”: career … Read More

Tenthpin – European All-Hands meeting

TMCBlog, News, Organization

Our third European All-Hands meeting occurred last week in Spain. We invited our European team to the beautiful island of Mallorca for a weekend full of exciting activities. Our growing Tenthpin Management Consultants teams from Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, and the UK spent 3 days swimming, diving, drinking, dining, and relaxing, while celebrating our second successful year in business. During the meeting, … Read More

Blockchain supporting Traceability in Life Sciences: Myth or Reality?

Tenthpin AuthorBlog, Pharmaceuticals, Supply Chain

To implement full Traceability, the physical supply chain flow of goods needs a parallel flow of serialization information. For every movement or change of ownership, a new status with specific characteristics is updated. All this information requires: Storage and maintenance in a secure database; Shared infrastructure among partners, regulatory organizations, and patients; Use of a globally accepted standard; A secure … Read More

Personalized Medicine: 10 Requirements for Pharma Supply Chain

TMCClinical, Pharmaceuticals, Supply Chain

Medical Care Provider Once the appointment with the patient is scheduled and confirmed at the Apheresis centre the planning for following steps will be executed. Specialized Courier The patients T-Cells will be tested, and if passed, they will be shipped to the manufacturing site, while the cells will be kept at predefined temperature. Pharmaceutical Plant The manufacturing process will contain … Read More

SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) in the Life Sciences Industry

TMCMedical Device, Pharmaceuticals

The increased pressure on the Life Science industry to adhere to regulatory compliance and have full traceability of their products has forced companies to take a hard look at their current warehousing and distribution processes.  A fully integrated supply chain with complete visibility is now more important than ever to combat the increase in counterfeit drugs and ensure patient safety … Read More