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Rapid Delivery of European Medical Device Supply Chain Hub

Admin October 7, 2019
Rocket SAP software compiling to track and trace legislations for rapid delivery of European medical devices case study

SAP Track and Trace, Adherence to Governance and Compliance and Traceability Requirements


Rocket Consulting helped Smith & Nephew to reap the benefits of each aspect of its European Supply Chain hub, reduce complexity and enhance organisational output.

The Challenge

Smith & Nephew needed to re-engineer its product handling efficiencies by creating a platform to achieve ongoing process optimisation, track and trace legislation and support market expansion throughout Europe. The need to combine managing a complex supply chain with overseeing the operational challenges had to be balanced across the requirement of interacting efficiently with large numbers of suppliers. Track and trace directives also needed to be met through their supply chain to enable compliance with new serialisation regulations to meet their customers’ strict auditory requirements.

The Solution

Rocket Consulting provided Smith & Nephew with rapid delivery of European operational-capability Medical Device Supply Chain for compliance to Track and Trace legislation. We worked with Smith & Nephew to achieve track and trace requirements with efficient product handling and throughput requirements. This was achieved this with SAP supply chain software and automated materials flow system.

The result was rapid delivery of a European operational-capability Medical Device Supply Chain with compliance to Track and Trace Legislation.

Business Outcomes

  • Optimisation and throughput of Medical Device Supply Chain
  • Supports market expansion throughout Europe
  • Mobilised data and analytics
  • Adherence to governance and compliance
  • Real-time updates and alerts

Case study date: 2010

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