Demand Forecasting and the Management of IRT


At our first Asia-Pacific webinar of 2023, expert speakers from Pfizer and 4G discussed demand forecasting and IRT management – two elements that play a vital role in increasing the control of clinical supplies under complex and volatile conditions.


  • Key Considerations in Demand Planning and Forecasting by Misae Kimura
  • IRT Parameters – Beyond User-defined Supply Strategies by Takuya Kitami

Key topics:

  • Demand Parameters
  • Considerations for Phase 1 vs Phase 3 studies
  • Universal RTSM site inventory management concepts
  • Challenges related to buffer trigger and resupply value maintenance
  • Automatic buffer trigger and resupply calculation with unpredictable demand forecasting


  • Misae Kimura, Asia Team Leader, Global Clinical Supply, Pfizer
  • Takuya Kitami, Country Director for Japan, 4G Clinical

The presentation and recording from the webinar are available here:


Click here for more information about the Asia-Pacific Clinical Supplies Webinar Series