Year: 2009-10

Company: Allergan

Liaison(s): Dennis Huang, Wajdie Ahmad

Allergan is a multi-specialty health care company sponsoring their first Team Master’s Project at KGI. This project serves their Biopharmaceutical Process Sciences Department. Currently, the biologics product pipeline is bottlenecked at the development phase of the product lifecycle. To help Allergan management strategize on how to best alleviate this bottleneck in the future, KGI students developed a dynamic process tool using Metastorm Provision® software. This tool serves as a capacity modeling tool for the Biopharmaceutical Process Science department at Allergan with the goal of analyzing potential capacity improvement opportunities. Using this modeling tool, the team ran different scenarios to provide recommendations on how to improve investing time and resources, maximizing capacity return for the next 5 years. Ultimately, this model will provide management with a flexible tool to make better informed business decisions in the future.