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A Global Pharmaceutical Solutions Provider

Optimising Cost Management and Compliance in Pharmaceuticals


About the Company

Our client currently provides services to over 600 Pharmaceutical and Biotech companies worldwide including 18 of the top 20 global pharma companies. Guided by their extensive clinical supply experience and expertise, they are recognised as one of the leading, multi-faceted, global solution providers within the niche and complex market of clinical trial supply. Utilising their best in-house Supply Chain Management (SCM) expertise, custom-designed services and software solutions, they offer the most flexible approach to support the delivery of their partner's global clinical trial from protocol right through to patient delivery.


Craigavon, Northern Ireland



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One of the leading, multi-faceted, global solution providers within the niche and complex global clinical trial supply market.

The Supply Chain Challenge

The deployment of SourceDogg by our client was primarily anchored in a commercial strategic pursuit: cost optimisation. In the intricate world of pharmaceuticals, where every decision can carry significant financial implications, tools that can ensure economic efficiency become paramount. Our client recognised this need and viewed SourceDogg not just as another procurement tool but as an avenue to achieve financial prudence.

The e-sourcing component of SourceDogg emerged as a particularly attractive feature for the client. E-sourcing, by its very nature, modernises and streamlines the procurement process. With this digital transformation, the company could more effectively scout for suppliers, negotiate terms, and finalise contracts, all while ensuring that they secure the best value for their expenditures.

In essence, the primary objective behind our client’s engagement and partnership with SourceDogg wasn't just to enhance their procurement operations but to reinvent them in a manner that ensures optimal cost management. The move was both strategic and forward-thinking, underlining their commitment to marrying technological advancements with financial sustainability.

Some of the operation challenges included:

Limited Suppliers: In the intricate pharmaceutical landscape, our client finds themselves navigating a limited supplier pool. The rigorous and high compliance demands intrinsic to the industry act as a double-edged sword. While they ensure safety and quality, they simultaneously restrict the number of suppliers that can meet these stringent requirements. This limited scope poses a significant challenge as they seek reliable partners for its crucial operations.

Document Management: Beyond the supplier challenge, our client grapples with a huge amount of supplier documentation. The procurement process in the pharmaceutical sector is not just about acquiring products or services; it's also about ensuring that every transaction, every agreement, and every decision is meticulously documented. The challenge isn't merely in the volume of these documents but in ensuring they remain consistently up-to-date and compliant with ever-evolving industry regulations.

Certifications: Further complicating the procurement process is the critical role of certifications. For our client, every purchase isn't just a transaction; it's a commitment to safety, quality, and compliance. This means that each procurement activity is accompanied by rigorous certification checks and verifications. The need for thorough validation ensures that all products and services not only align with our client’s standards but also meet the broader compliance mandates of the pharmaceutical industry.

The SourceDogg Solution

Our client, with their insightful approach to modern procurement challenges, has adeptly tapped into the powerful offerings of SourceDogg. Their journey with the software can be likened to a seed that, over time, has grown and flourished into a robust tree, symbolising their expansion from initial sourcing practices to a more holistic contract management system.

The pharmaceutical world is one of complexities and rigours, especially in the realm of compliance. It's an environment where the stakes are high, and the margin for error is minimal. Within this setting, the relevance and value of tools like SourceDogg cannot be understated. Acting as a compass, it guides organisations like our client through the intricate maze of procurement, ensuring that every step taken is in line with the stringent industry standards.

Furthermore, in a sector where financial prudence is as critical as scientific precision, the cost-optimisation features SourceDogg enables provides a significant competitive advantage. By automating and streamlining the sourcing and contract management process, the software ensures that our client achieves financial efficiency without compromising on quality or compliance.

Additionally, with a large volume of documents to manage, ranging from supplier contracts to certification verifications, our client finds in SourceDogg a simple and comprehensive solution. The software simplifies the once-daunting task of document management, ensuring that every piece of paper, whether virtual or physical, is up-to-date, compliant, and easily retrievable.

SourceDogg stands as a testament to how technology can empower organisations, even in sectors as demanding as pharmaceuticals. For our client, this tool has been a game-changer, ensuring cost savings, operational efficiency, and unflinching commitment to the highest certification standards.