Taxonomy to Improve Collaboration at Merck Product Lifecycle

TRACK 2 • Honing the Craft – Monday 14 November 
11:15 – 11:45

Merck manufactures, packages, and distributes products to more than 140 markets via a global, integrated manufacturing network. Hear how taxonomy was implemented as a key enabler in improving product knowledge sharing. Explore successes and challenges related to taxonomy adoption, governance, user experience, metrics, and automated classification, with specific recommendations provided on how to approach each activity. The future road map, based on an aspiration to establish an enterprise manufacturing taxonomy, includes goals for semantic search.

Presented by: Adam Duckworth, Yunnie Jenkins