Product Recalls: Did you know? <ul><li>2008 (Jan – Oct) recalls in medical field* </li></ul><ul><li>9M toys recalled in la...
Current Challenges <ul><li>Lack of visibility & control within and across extended enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electr...
Overall Impact <ul><li>Impact on company’s bottom-line </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Huge liability exposure for manufacturers and...
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  • * Data obtained from www.recalls.org; The medical field is being highlighted as products are regulated and highly controlled, and the impact of a recall of any of these items typically has significant impact on safety - huge liability exposure for the institution that misses a recall notice.  They require very timely response in that is common for only one &amp;quot;batch&amp;quot; of an item to have a recall problem.  ** Kids in Danger (non profit for improved safety standards for kids products)
  • Recall Problem Statement

    1. 1. Product Recalls: Did you know? <ul><li>2008 (Jan – Oct) recalls in medical field* </li></ul><ul><li>9M toys recalled in last year alone , “Slim chance of getting back even 10%”** </li></ul><ul><li>Other examples: Sony replaces 9M laptop batteries, Nokia offers to replace 46M cell phone batteries, Bad flu shots (Kaiser) impact 8-10K people in Northwest (10/23) etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Data obtained from www.recalls.org; The medical field is being highlighted as products are regulated and highly controlled, and the impact of a recall of any of these items typically has significant impact on safety - huge liability exposure for the institution that misses a recall notice.  They require very timely response in that is common for only one &quot;batch&quot; of an item to have a recall problem.  </li></ul><ul><li>** Kids in Danger (non profit for improved safety standards for kids products) </li></ul>Category # of Recall Events # of units Recalled Medical Devices 638 97,102,171 Drugs 111 245,481,569 Biological 1165 1,961,127
    2. 2. Current Challenges <ul><li>Lack of visibility & control within and across extended enterprise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic record and actual inventory / location typically out of sync within 4 walls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participating parties usually have disparate electronic systems in place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barcodes are a non scalable way to create an on-demand search and locate system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple parties across firewalls need to be involved to execute a successful recall process in a non-disruptive manner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data is federated, business process is distributed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed, secure system required to execute and track a recall business process across the extended enterprise </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Overall Impact <ul><li>Impact on company’s bottom-line </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Huge liability exposure for manufacturers and organizations upstream that miss a recall notice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enormous expenses occurred to locate and remove tainted products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impact on people’s lives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Damper on consumer benefits from a globalized supply chain in a ‘flat’ extended enterprise world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Loss of a company’s name in the marketplace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plummeting of public confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Continued presence of dangerous non-recalled products in supply chain </li></ul>
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