WAM Systems, which created the Picaso supply chain system, has been chosen by global drug delivery and specialty pharmaceutical company Banner Pharmacaps, Inc., to support its process and tool-set improvement initiative. The Picaso system is the key element of the initiative, whose focus encompasses production scheduling, operational visibility, collaboration, and efficiency.

The Picaso Supply Chain Planning Solution is a fully integrated suite of planning and optimization modules that was designed to meet process manufacturers' specific requirements. The system will integrate with Banner Pharmacaps' ERP/MRP systems and support real-time scheduling, collaborating, and reporting. Picaso's Supply Chain Event Monitor, Demand Planning, Production Scheduling, Procurement Planning, Customer Service Workstation, Inventory Targeting, and Sales & Operation modules will be used.

A multistage installation process will be employed for the operational-improvement initiative. The initiative will concentrate on improving visibility; reducing cycle times and working capital; eliminating redundancy in information management; improving customer focus and collaboration; and improving labscheduling management.

"We are pleased to be able to support Banner Pharmacaps in its efforts to improve operational efficiency," WAM Systems CEO, Jack Weiss, stated. "By working closely with their team, we believe that our business process expertise combined with the flexibility of Picaso will enable them to quickly realize the refinements that are the focus of their efforts."

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