About Us

Our Experience

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We are an alliance of talented project and programme management professionals that have successfully delivered business change programmes within the Pharmaceutical industry. 

 

We have +20 years experience in leading a range of change initiatives from complex, global change programmes, system implementations, manufacturing capacity rationalisation and acquisition transition and integration.

  

We understand the challenges faced by our Pharma clients; the need to innovate and optimise whilst operating in a highly regulated environment.

Our Approach

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Our intent is to offer a specific set of Project Management services to our Pharma clients. We are not trying to be “all things to all people”. 

  

Our mission is not to be big, it’s to be the best at what we do. A partner that our clients trust and rely on to lead their business change ambitions to full realisation.

   

We are an “honest brokers”, whether providing informed guidance, developing detailed implementation strategies or managing 3rd party vendors on our client's behalf. 

Why Us?

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We believe that the quality of our service relies on providing pharma knowledgeable expertise focussed on our client’s needs and undertaking a leadership role in the delivery of their business change programme. 


We are passionate about what we do and measure our success through the realisation of our client’s strategic business change goals.


Whether you’re seeking a strategic alliance with the right programme management partner or guidance as to your business transformation or system implementation approach, call us today. Together we will create and refine your plan for success. We didn’t get there alone and neither will you. 

Meet the Founders

Mark Norton

Transformation Programme Manager with +20 years’ Pharma experience - see Mark's LinkedIn profile.

Mark has +20 years’ experience in delivering complex, global business transformation programmes within the Pharmaceutical Industry in Europe and US including manufacturing capacity optimisation, major system deployments and manufacturing facility acquisition and integration. 


Mark is based in Nottinghamshire, UK

mark.norton@forgeforchange.co.uk

+44 (0) 7710 782058

Linkedin Profile

Scott Harris

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Scott has +20 years’ experience in leadership positions delivering multifaceted, business transformation programs in both the Air Force and the Pharmaceutical Industry including equipment installations, operational improvements, major system deployments and manufacturing facility acquisition and integration.


Scott is based in Florida, USA

scott.harris@forgeforchange.com

 +1 719-494-9648 

LINKEDIN PROFILE

John Oliveri

John Oliveri is based in London, UK
john.oliveri@forgeforchange.co.uk
+44 (0) 7917 957678

John is a successful ERP / IT Programme Delivery Manager with +12 years' experience of implementing complex ERP, corporate HR and Lab Systems and leading manufacturing and corporate IT change initiatives within the Pharmaceutical Industry in Europe, US and Australia / New Zealand.


John is based in London, UK

john.oliveri@forgeforchange.co.uk

+44 (0) 7917 957678


LINKEDIN PROFILE

Recent Accomplishments

Site Acquistion

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  • 7 acquisition Pharma manufacturing site integrations completed to plan and within budget
  • Including 2 API sites, 1 sterile site, 3 formulation sites and 1 packaging & distribution site 
  • Transitions completed within a 6 to 10 months timeframe
  • Sites located in North America and Western Europe

ERP

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  • 7 SAP ECC6 site deployments
  • Defined global SAP template: modules FICO, QM, PP, MM, SD, WM, PM
  • 4 deployments from non-SAP ERP systems to SAP
  • Put in place SAP Application Management Support (AMS)

IT Infrastructure

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  • 7 site IT Infrastructure set ups; WAN, WiFi, firewalls, VMware, hardware configuration
  • 7 facility wide sharepoint file migrations
  • 1,400 employees transferred to O365 with new email accounts set up
  • 1,400 computers imaged and users migrated
  • Put in place hosting, network monitoring, service desk support

Laboratory Systems

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  • 4 Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • 6 Empower 3 (Chromotography Data) 

Document Management / QMS

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  • 7 Document Management Systems
  • 7 Quality Management Systems: Training, Issues/CAPAs, Audits

Payroll

7 ADP Payroll / Time & Attendance Deployments

  • 7 ADP Payroll set ups
  • 7 Time and Attendance systems including Time Clocks
  • 7 Human Capital Management (HCM) systems 

What Out Clients Say About Us

Andrew Glanvile, CFO, Avara Pharmaceutical Services

Mark and Scott’s commitment and leadership was fundamental to delivering Avara's site acquisitions transition and integration, on budget, within schedule and with no disruption to customer supply.

Clare Hickie, Global Workday IT Lead, GSK

Mark supported me with leading a very large team (120+) through a complex global Workday implementation, demonstrating strong leadership skill, influence, empathy, communications and accountability.

Karen Sneed, Director of Engineering, Astellas Pharma

Scott is a highly organized and hard-working Project Manager. He drove several projects to completion meeting difficult deadlines. He is able to get the team comfortable working with him quickly. He has high expectations for the team and coach’s them from his position to success.

Richard Mark, SVP, Global Human Resources at INC Research

Mark is the consummate professional, with a keen eye for detail. He has a history of completing projects on time and under budget, while developing close relationships with the team members involved in the project.

Omaira Shelor, Site Director, GSK

Scott is a driven, result oriented and determined project leader who has supported my team and I through remediation and a transition from a big Pharma company to a small company. His ability to work through partnership in a very intense environment is commendable.