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News Release

Laboratoires Chemineau take care of its Supply Chain effectiveness by implementing ORTEMS
Released: 19th February 2014
Publisher: ORTEMS

Improving on time deliveries performance and customer service whilst reducing stocks are the key objectives

ORTEMS the leading provider of advanced planning and scheduling (APS) solutions, optimizes the Supply Chain of Laboratoires Chemineau by securing its Master Planning and Scheduling (MPS).

Laboratoires Chemineau are the European specialists for the contract manufacture of aerosols, semi–liquid and liquid pharmaceutical products. The company gathers 300 employees and 120 customers with a turnover amounting 59 M€.

Laboratoires Chemineau have been in a continuous upswing over the past 10 years, they primarily work on demand through a portfolio of 350 finished products conceived on one of their 17 mixers and packaged on one of their 27 lines.

The cornerstone of such growth has been joined by an overhaul of internal processes with two main strategic goals:

  • Increase the customer service rate
  • Decrease the occupancy rate of their shops (components and finished products)

Pursuant to the decision of implementing forecasting as part of their planning process, the need for a finite capacity scheduling tool became critical to realize an MPS with 4 months visibility, and an accurate planning optimizing capacity, load balancing and resources optimization.

The company also wished to complement its existing ERP Sage X3 in order to optimize its scheduling performances. In the light of this decision, Laboratoires Chemineau issued a request for proposals to the major players of the APS market. Laboratoires Chemineau have chosenORTEMS for its strong expertize in the pharmaceutical field and its experience of successful project management with Sage ERP X3.

First results
Sophie Bimbenet, Industrial Director of Laboratoires Chemineau states “The move to an automated solution like ORTEMS enabling the repositioning of Production Orders (PO) compared to our previous “manual” Sage ERP X3 combined to Excel sheets, has given us responsiveness, reactiveness and efficiency. Our conditioning lines being multi-customer, we found ourselves in a position where we had taken additional order without forecasting the subsequent charge, which undoubtedly caused delays hence customer dissatisfaction. Thanks to ORTEMS, we now have a single graphical and collaborative solution enabling our planning and sales administration teams to work together and share one interactive collaborative planning. As of today we are at the stage of securing our 27 packaging lines and we are considering the possibility to extend the latter to our production.”

Fréderic FAYSSE, Sales Manager at ORTEMS, states: “The “must have” which made the difference:

  • Powerful optimization algorithms provided by ORTEMS solution
  • Our project methodology in a context of integration with Sage ERP X3
  • The simulation capacities of the solution, combined with its ergonomical design and user friendliness
  • Our know-how and expertize of the pharmaceutical industry
  • The commitment and implication of our teams during the selection process

This new contract with a major leader of the sector highlights the strong competitive position of ORTEMS and its solutions in the pharmaceutical industry. Our deep and proven knowledge of the market and the great match between the customer industrial needs and our solution have made the difference. We are delighted to have Laboratoires Chemineau as a new client."

ORTEMS is Number 1 Advanced Planning and Scheduling vendor. Major international companies and SMES throughout discrete and process industries turn to ORTEMS to improve their manufacturing performance and operational excellence. Backed by 25 years of experience and on going research program, ORTEMS brings Agile Manufacturing solutions to companies throughout the world. ORTEMS solutions improve service level, increase on-time delivery, reduce stock, throughput time (lead time), and production costs. ORTEMS solutions are currently used by thousands of people in more than 55 countries, among them companies pharmaceutical industry: Almirall, Desvac, Laboratoires Urgo, Lacer Merck Serono, Novartis, Quies, Sanofi, Tetra Medical, Zach System…

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