Growth forecasting for a national pharmacy

Translating the impact of business projections into actionable insights.

Our client was a large pharmaceutical chain with a distribution network across the UK. 

Forecasting five years of exponential growth, they came to us to understand how their supply chain operations would be affected. With ambitions to be proactive, they asked us to analyse and provide options on how the life of the current central distribution facility could be extended. Producing a timeline of key decision points to help them traverse their rapid growth.


Healthcare & Pharmacy


12 weeks

Creating a clearer picture.

We mapped the client’s full ‘Data Journey’; understanding the client’s brief, sourcing and structuring relevant data, and analysing for actionable business insights.

The first step in our mission was to help the client understand the current state of their business, using process mapping to highlight interactions between functions, identify non-scalable capacity constraints, and balance throughput. 

To predict the number of heads and space required to meet the year-on-year growth, we analytically modelled each process area of the business. These steps combined revealed valuable opportunities to increase capacity.

Finally, we visually structured our data insights, drawing conclusions and producing a timeline for business decisions, along with recommendations. This final output was presented to the business leaders, enabling their decision-making process.

From data collection and structuring, through to visualisation, we help clients get the most out of their supply chain data.

Enabling future growth.

By translating the business’ complex operations to actionable insights, our work was pivotal in enabling critical future growth decisions.

We provided the client with bespoke operational and financial analytical tools, giving them ongoing insights into the management of capacity constraints, with full training and tool handover provided.

Our data visualisation allowed different business areas to communicate effectively, enabling collaboration across departments.

By utilising a data-led approach, our client can continue to provide uninterrupted, quality service to their customers as they grow.

Related Services

A growth strategy plans create sustainable, long-term growth and capture a significant share of the market.

This service will be valuable to you if:

You are anticipating rapid growth in the next 5 years.

You are about to launch a new product of service.

Your warehouse is at maximum capacity.

You are struggling to meet current demand.

Decision analytics uses historic, current, and predictive data to give businesses confidence in their decisions.

This service will be valuable to you if:

You want to use data for decision making.

You want to better understand how to define success.

You are interested in analysing new KPI’s.

You want fresh insights into difficult challenges.

We are independent supply chain and warehouse consultants who specialise in data analysis, leading strategy, and bringing a fresh perspective to your supply chain challenges.

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