Monthly Archives: June 2013

Packaging Complexity Management Tip 4: Prune the portfolio regularly

Is there a regular process to review the portfolio and prune unnecessary or non-performing SKUs? Discussion The performance of the portfolio is dynamic, changing due to many environmental and lifecycle factors.  Therefore a review process should ideally be performed on … Continue reading

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Packaging Complexity Management Tip 3: Clear approval and control processes for portfolio changes

Do you have clear approval and control procedures for adding and removing SKUs from your portfolio? Discussion Firstly, do you have the appropriate cross-functional governance to ensure that all relevant impacted parties are engaged in the decision making and represented … Continue reading

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Packaging Complexity Management Tip 2: Understand the portfolio, volumes and lifecycle of SKUs

Is the portfolio, volumes and lifecycles of your SKUs understood? Discussion The next step in a complexity reduction activity is a detailed understanding of the target SKU portfolio.  The scope of this may be certain brands, geographic areas, supply chains … Continue reading

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June Column with Pharma IQ

My latest column has just been posted with Pharma IQ.  To read it, please click here http://www.pharma-iq.com/business-development/columns/making-it-happen-design-of-effective-change-manage/

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