Industries:

Healthcare

The Right Prescription for Fast, Accurate Warehouse Logistics

Dematic provides order fulfilment solutions for healthcare, personal care, dental supplies, medical supplies, and pharmaceutical distribution, ranging from small regional distributors to large global corporations.

Dematic solutions manage specific industry requirements such as controlled access to inventory, temperature-controlled storage, hazardous materials storage, peaks/valleys in order volume, product tracking, order/inventory accuracy, and FEFO strategies. Strategic management software provides real-time control, visibility, and operational insight. 

Healthcare Industry Trends

  • Preparing for federal requirements, such as DSCSA, to track and trace product through supply chain
  • Many products require controlled access and sometimes special handling such as refrigeration
  • Consolidation among large wholesalers and retailers increase pressure to meet demands
  • Profit margins are difficult to maintain due to regulations, product handling requirements, and changing customer needs
  • Customer demands for value-added services create complex distribution requirements
  • Less inventory, more frequent deliveries
  • Large wholesalers and retailers forming global partnerships
  • Complex delivery requirements for biologics, very expensive items
  • Allowing later cut-off times for orders
  • Order accuracy and straightforward returns processes
Healthcare Challenges

How Dematic Can Help

Dematic solutions for healthcare guarantee complete product accuracy and overall system accountability. Dematic delivers operational cost savings and quick return on investment. We can optimise all material flow requirements by providing logistics solutions designed specifically for you, no matter your sub-market — manufacturing, wholesale, retail, medical supplies, medical devices, or hospital networks.

Dematic technology and software meet the specific requirements of healthcare distribution operations:

  • Automation that solves labour issues such as scarcity and high turnover
  • Ability to keep pace with the rapid increase in the number of new products and packaging options
  • Preparation for DSCSA to track and trace product through supply chain
  • Adaptions to changing regulations, product handling requirements, and customer needs 
  • Specific solutions that supports controlled access to inventory, temperature-controlled storage, hazardous materials storage, peaks and valleys in order volume, product tracking, order/inventory accuracy, and FEFO strategies
Case Study

UNILAB

UNILAB is the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare products manufacturer and distributor in the Philippines. Working in conjunction with Dematic, UNILAB has implemented a new split-case order fulfilment system, enabling around 90% of transactions to be fulfilled using paperless picking technologies including Pick-to-Light (PTL) and wireless mobile terminals.

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Case Study

Sigma Pharmaceuticals

The Challenge:
Sigma Pharmaceuticals’ Queensland distribution centre needed to quickly and accurately distribute 14,500 pharmaceutical and over the counter SKUs to over 1000 pharmacies.

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