Healthcare Automation and Logistics

A Wide Variety of Solutions for Your Specific Healthcare Logistics Needs

The healthcare industry has experienced remarkable advancements and breakthroughs over the last few years, and that momentum is sure to continue. To grow along with these expectations, healthcare companies are going to need help.  

No matter your specialty — pharmaceutical, manufacturing, wholesale, retail, medical supplies and devices, or hospital networks — healthcare automation and logistics solutions can help organizations across all healthcare sectors reduce operational costs and achieve a fast return on investment.

Current challenges in the pharmaceutical and medical supply business

Logistics solutions for the healthcare sector require complete product accuracy and overall system accountability with end-to-end visibility in pharma supply chain. Key regulations include the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in the United States, which will require serialization and track & trace capabilities by November 2023, and Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) in the European Union, which already requires those capabilities.

How can healthcare businesses overcome their automation and logistics challenges?

Consider the key trends that apply to your situation and what resources are available to help facilitate success. Start by asking yourself these questions:

Security in healthcare and pharmaceuticals can’t be overstated. Access management and information data security strategies provide tamperproof, non-intrusive protection for any products processed by automated material handling systems.


Security Fabric

Security Fabric provides identity management, single sign-on, and access control with in-field enforcement across the automated material handling system.

The business case for automating temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution facilities is stronger than ever. More healthcare and pharmaceutical distribution operations must consider how to handle products in cooled or frozen environments, often as a requirement.

For retail pharmacy consumers, omnichannel fulfillment puts them at the center of the buying experience. No matter how consumers interact with the pharmacy — online, in a store or from a mobile device — they expect a seamless experience. Consumers in other healthcare segments have similar expectations but fulfilling orders for highly-regulated drugs and equipment presents specific challenges that must be addressed.

What logistics and distribution solutions should you consider for your healthcare business?

Dematic solutions for the healthcare industry help you tackle current challenges and plan for future challenges. These solutions include:

Companies that manufacture prescription and over-the-counter drug products.

  • These companies design, engineer, and produce prescription and over-the-counter drugs, often operating in both brand-name and generic versions to maximize revenue through the product lifecycle. 
  • Quality, accuracy, and time to market are essential as companies attempt to comply with new regulations and remain reliable suppliers. 
Solutions used in healthcare

Dematic Connect
Software for configurable, integrated supply chain solutions specifically tailored for regulated healthcare and life sciences, Dematic Connect manages the movement of finished goods from the point of manufacture to the patient.

Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) 
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)

Dematic provides “bookend” solutions for healthcare industries. For example, in pharmaceutical manufacturing, our systems bring in raw materials to manufacturing lines and take away completed products (palletizing and shipping).

Robotic Each Picking
Robotic each picking eliminates labor availability issues and lets you automatically select, grip, lift, and place individual items of varying sizes and shapes for an order, all while operating 24/7 with high accuracy.

Operations seeking a more effective inventory management approach with pallets, cases and eaches choose Dematic Storage Systems for their modular, flexible, and scalable design. The systems provide process improvements that support productivity gains, better space utilization, improved inventory control, and real-time load tracking.

What criteria should you use when evaluating an automation solutions partner for healthcare?

Dematic is an industry leader with decades of experience solving challenges for leading global healthcare organizations. 

It is critical to select the right supplier - one that will be a trusted partner throughout the entire process.

As a company that’s led innovation in Supply Chain for more than 200 years, Dematic provides the widest range of solutions and the expertise to build the solution you need for complete control and visibility over your operation. 

Our solutions are tailored to your business challenges. Using standardized sub-systems and industry-leading insight and expertise, Dematic provides world-class integrated hardware, software, and support to help you empower people, optimize space, drive growth and improve efficiency.

With Dematic, you can grow your business to compete locally, retain customer loyalty, and deliver with speed and accuracy on a global scale.

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