Success Story - Sanofi

Healthcare & Beauty

The Company

Sanofi Pasteur, the only company in Europe dedicated exclusively to vaccines, was founded in 1994 by Sanofi Pasteur. Sanofi Pasteur covers 19 European countries, with their headquarters and French subsidiary located in Lyon.

Benefiting from the research and development output of two world leaders, Sanofi Pasteur helps protect 500 million Europeans against infectious diseases, with the largest range of vaccines to protect all stages of life.


The Challenge

Sanofi-Pasteur_2The project objective was to provide a common tool and process to Sanofi’s network of planners in order to accelerate the sharing and use of information at the right time. The return on investment was calculated based on quantifiable targets:

Reduce planning cycle times by 50%
Halve the time spent on administrative operations
Reduce the amount of waste due to out of date and obsolete stock
Improve sales turnover by better deployment of stocks and greater responsiveness
Optimise inventory and increase service levels provided to customers by deployment of stocks
Following a rigorous selection process, FuturMaster was chosen as the best solution and most appropriate partner to Sanofi Pasteur.


The Solution

Sanofi Pasteur produced a specification stating the requirements necessary to support the production and distribution of their pharmaceutical products:

  • Reliable forecasts over a long horizon (it may take more than 18 months to create a product)
  • Working closely with affiliates
  • Taking into account the statutory factors within each country
  • Management of out of date and obsolete products
  • Consignment stock management
  • Management of shortages
  • Ability to scenario plan

Following a rigorous selection process, FuturMaster was chosen as the most appropriate partner and Demand Management and Distribution Planning were chosen as the best solutions for Sanofi Pasteur.

The Results

Today, everyone is thrilled about the solution offered by FuturMaster! A year in we have made huge advances in our planning process.
Olivier Jund / Europe Supply Chain Director at Sanofi Pasteur

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