The Pocket Guide to Smart Warehouse Management

The Pocket Guide to Smart Warehouse Management

Across the pharmaceutical supply chain, losses associated with temperature lapses are estimated to be worth £320bn globally.[1] To ensure the profitability of the pharmaceutical industry and patient safety, supply chains must limit the risk of damage to products.

Warehouses are a critical area of risk due to the hectic pace of operations and potential for errors in judgment or processes by workers. To ensure the safe storage and continuity of supply for pharmaceutical products, supply chain leaders must operate with smart warehouse management in mind.

In this report, we cover five areas where a company can improve warehouse operations:

  • Smart warehouse management is integral to the efficient running of pharmaceutical supply chains
  • Carefully weighing up the benefits and risks of a centralised or decentralised warehouse strategy
  • Deciding when and where to use warehouse automation and technology
  • Managing critical risk points in warehouse operations
  • Ensuring a flexible warehousing strategy to meet market changes
  • Integrating last mile distribution into warehousing

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