Healthcare & Cosmetics

Healthcare & Cosmetics

Innovative intralogistics solutions for the Healthcare and Cosmetics sector

Sensitive products, comprehensive documentation and complex requirements create extremely demanding intralogistics situations for manufacturers and distributors of healthcare and cosmetics products. Continually decreasing storage stocks demand more frequent deliveries with smaller quantities. The customer’s expectations and requirements such as rapid delivery, despite orders placed at short notice, increase the demands on the logistics chain.

Gentle handling of the products frequently plays a key role in the cosmetics sector. Scratches or damage to the packaging must be prevented at all costs. Both seasonal peaks, increasing omni-channel marketing, need to be handled effectively. In contrast, the healthcare sector requires an exceptional level of picking during peak times in combination with absolute reliability.

Solutions from SSI SCHÄFER:



Slawex, Poland

To ensure the company can fulfill demanding regulatory requirements in terms of tracking and tracing for pharmaceutical products, now and into the future, Slawex has integrated a state-of-the-art picking system, including a Schäfer Scan Machine, into its processes. By implementing this solution for fully automated picking and reading of individual products at its site in Klaudyn, the pharmaceutical wholesaler has assumed a leading role in the Polish market and is also strengthening its position in the wider EU region.


Natura, Sao Paulo

Natura is the Brazilian market leader for cosmetics, perfume, and personal hygiene products, and supplies roughly 1.2 million sales consultants for direct sale. For approximately 20 years, Natura has chosen SSI SCHÄFER to bring innovation and sustainability to its logistics processes. One of the latest projects implemented as part of this partnership is the DC in Sao Paulo – the largest distribution center of the Natura network. The warehouse is perfectly equipped to meet future requirements and supplies both eCommerce customers and stores. Fully automated palletizing and depalletizing systems, Schäfer Miniload Cranes, fully automated picking of fast movers, Pick by Light, Schäfer Carousel Systems and the logistics software WAMAS® satisfy the high requirements of this order.


  • Demanding quality standards and low tolerance for errors among end customers

  • Multiple deliveries per day result in order peaks

  • Products have a diverse range of shapes, resulting in difficult handling

  • Differentiation between processes for OTC and RX pharmaceutical products

  • Complete traceability for quality assurance and auditing

  • Validation and certification of software solutions (GDP, GMP)

  • Integration of value-added services

  • Batch picking and sorting for mail-order pharmacies

SSI SCHÄFER possesses extensive expertise and innovative technologies for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics supply chain. This includes manual, partially automated and fully automated solutions.

The concept developed by SSI SCHÄFER for the new distribution center belonging to the French pharmaceutical wholesaler CERP Rouen in Lyon Irigny provides an optimized flow of goods. This system encompasses the processes from incoming goods receipt to shipping and handles approximately 16,000 articles and 25,000 orders per day. An A-frame forms the heart of the picking system for orders with high-turnover products. It features 18 modules and 2052 channels. Other elements of the solution: conveyor systems, shelving systems, ergonomic incoming goods work stations, handling systems, WAMAS® software.

Case Studies

SSI SCHÄFER possesses extensive expertise and innovative technologies for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics supply chain. This includes manual, partially, and fully automated solutions.

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Case Study United Drug

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Case Study CERP Rouen

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Reference Pharmapool

Case Study Pharmapool AG

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Healthcare & Cosmetics: Products, Modules, Solutions and Software

Efficient picking solutions for the healthcare & cosmetics industry.

SSI Flexi Shuttle

Storage & Shuttle Systems

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SSI Order Verifier

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Dreamwarehouse Signet Magic Quadrant 2021

Logistics Software WAMAS®

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The right solution for every industry. SSI SCHÄFER’s expertise combines specific know-how with extensive experience to deliver tailored solutions.

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Expertise in every industry

The expertise of SSI SCHAEFER includes specific know-how and long-time experience with individual solutions.

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Lasting effects: Solutions for Healthcare & Cosmetics. Automated processes,

Lasting effects: Solutions for Healthcare & Cosmetics. Automated processes, guaranteed security and optimized supply capability.

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