Develop custom capacity planning system for Octapharma.

The Assignment

Octapharma is one of the largest human protein products manufacturers in the world. Its core business is the development and production of human proteins from human plasma and human cell-lines.

Octapharma owns six state-of-the-art, highly regulated, production facilities manufacturing and distributing high-quality human protein products in Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and Mexico.

The company faced a unique and challenging planning environment. Planners had to concurrently balance market demands, regulatory constraints and plant capabilities.

The Solution

Octapharma contracted Visual8 to design and develop an integrated production planning solution, which would provide decision support to the corporate planning team. The objective was to determine allocation of production in order to fulfil demand while balancing resources.

The Results

Commissioning was completed in five weeks and the system is now in use by the corporate planning group. Visual8 has transitioned to a supportive role and is excited to work with Octapharma on expanding the existing system and other future planning and scheduling endeavours.