Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is a global pharmaceutical business that develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products and medical imaging agents. The company’s specialty pharmaceuticals segment includes branded and generic drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Its global, medical-imaging segment includes contrast media and nuclear-imaging agents.
Mallinckrodt’s parent company (Covidien) spun it off June 30, 2013 and as a result, Mallinckrodt needed an ERP system outside the United States.
“We looked at SAP, but ultimately selected JD Edwards because it included a solid technology base (service-oriented architecture); the option to continue using our AS/4000 database and programs we were familiar with; and a built-in master-data structure. JD Edwards EnterpriseOne addressed our manufacturing and commercial needs, and our vanilla implementation ensures we can upgrade easily and routinely,” said Rebecca Dennison, director, business process controls organization, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
Working with Oracle Platinum Partner KPIT, Mallinckrodt successfully implemented JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 in numerous countries over the course of two years, on time and within budget. The implementation team installed JD Edwards EnterpriseOne in Asia Pacific and the majority of Latin America for Mallinckrodt’s commercial offices and inventory warehouses. The company has two Latin American countries remaining—Brazil and Argentina—which it is actively working to push live in 2014.
“For the JD Edwards implementation, we worked with a large global team, utilized offshore support for all development, and deployed one ERP system instance in three time zones with zero core modifications,” Dennison said.
“Oracle partner KPIT brought technical and functional knowledge to the JD Edwards implementation project. The depth KPIT’s of life sciences industry expertise and JD Edwards knowledge has been critical to the project success and timeline. We also used KPIT for onshore consulting and configuration as well as onshore and offshore technical support. I believe our project is a true example of partnering with your systems integrator and ensuring the project uses everyone’s strengths. Together we have done something I do not believe very many companies have done: met our timelines and budgets with a very successful go live,” Dennison said.