Accelerate digital transformation with the digital thread

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We help companies craft a scalable and actionable strategy to connect the enterprise from molecule discovery through pharmacovigilance and transform product innovation with a seamless flow of information across the value chain.

Traditionally, most digital transformation efforts in the pharma and biotech industry have lacked an enterprise-wide digital strategy, with very few companies evolving beyond isolated proof of concepts to digital initiatives scaled across the enterprise.

Perceived complexities and organizational barriers to implementing a pervasive digital thread mean there is lack of continuous, real-time connectivity across functions, processes, information (IT) and operational systems (OT) limiting cross-functional collaboration, data reuse and business insights.

The digital thread connects business processes and provides a seamless flow of data across the value chain. It helps companies address key industry challenges.

  • Eliminate silos to accelerate development, commercialization, technology transfer and manufacturing scale-up
  • Establish clear traceability between market and regulatory requirements, critical quality attributes (CQAs), critical process parameters (CPPs), and as produced electronic batch records (EBR)
  • Accelerate batch quarantine assessments
  • Easily audit for process, materials and variation decisions across the product and process lifecycle
  • Enable systematic batch validation and multi-jurisdictional authorization analysis
  • Streamline and automate annual product reporting

The digital thread delivers measurable business outcomes by transforming the way companies discover, create, make and sell medicines.

Deliver Topline Growth

  • Up to 10% decrease in time to market
  • Up to 30% increase in factory output
  • Up to 50% reduction in technology transfer and scale-up times

Improve Operational Excellence

  • 10% improvement of batch yield
  • Up to 12% reduction in operational costs
  • Up to 50% increase in OEE

Enable Risk Mitigation

  • Up to 30% reduction in cost of quality
  • Up to 90% improvement in right-first time quality
  • Up to 50% reduction of unplanned downtime

How We Help Companies Enable the Digital Thread

We apply short-term focus with a long-term vision approach to digital transformation and the enablement of the digital thread.

Regardless of what the plan looks like, strong executive support, commitment to allocate capital for new technologies, and talent to implement and refine the solutions are all essential. To establish executive support across functions, we work with you to produce a compelling case for change and roadmap for an enterprise-level digital transformation. We help you understand your current state and establish a vision and roadmap. To make the vision real, we work with you to select pilot use cases to validate techniques, technologies and capabilities and, critically, to create alignment on a strategy and roadmap for evolving post proof of concepts.

Digital Transformation Maturity Assessment

We help you evaluate your current state of digital maturity within and across functions, existing digital transformation and digital thread plans, and how you compare to peers in the industry.

Digital Thread Education

We provide you with a tailored blend of digital subject matter content and value at scale case studies to help you explore the different attributes of enterprise digital transformation and the leading practices for achieving scale.

Digital Thread Vision

We help you craft a compelling digital vision that defines how emerging and disruptive technologies will impact your organization, the problems we’ll solve and the benefits we’ll deliver for your customers (or how digital will help us solve problems better).

Proof of Concept Use Case Selection & Implementation

We help you select and develop concrete use cases with a strong link to business value.

Digital Thread Roadmap & Business Plan

We work with you to use success from your initial proof of concept(s) to build a broader case for change and roadmap, and gain executive sponsorship for the next phases.

Implementation & Support

Following the assessment and strategy work, we can support you with the full-scale implementations of solutions across the discover-create-make-sell process spectrum as well as provide managed services for the deployed solutions

The Kalypso Difference

Deep Industry Experience

We work with the top pharma, biotech and CDMO companies in the world. We are industry practitioners with a first-hand knowledge of your products, data, process, systems and organization.

Comprehensive Value Chain Capabilities

Our capabilities across the value chain enable a digital thread of information that changes the way our clients discover, create, make, sell, distribute and surveil new products. We deliver rapid results while building towards a long-range vision.

Open Platform Approach

We build a scalable and actionable strategy, aligning business and operational models through applied expertise in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). We take an open architecture approach to digital transformation, enabling clients to utilize best-of-breed solutions to meet their business needs.

Thought Leaders

Sachin Misra
Principal & Global Leader - Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and CDMO Practice