An initiative under the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 blueprint, the Healthcare Sector Transformation Program is underway to provide the Kingdom with better healthcare services. In March 2022, Nahdi Medical Company launched the first state-of-the-art fully automated pharmaceutical distribution center (IMDAD) to support its supply chain and logistics network. The advanced facility is capable of handling 200 million units of SKUs per year with temperature-controlled systems and automated fulfillment.
Warehouse Automation Using Leading-Edge Technology
IMDAD smart distribution center handles the storage and retrieval of goods and all logistics functions in the facility through intelligent logistics software and systems. With a well-designed material flow process, inventory movements and speed are agile and optimized.
Medical Security in Accordance With the Latest International and Local Standards
To ensure that IMDAD’s medical security is in accordance with the latest international standards & Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) best practice regulations, the facility was developed in cooperation with Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones (MODON). As the first smart distribution center in the region’s retail sector, IMDAD is capable of handling close to 100,000 orders daily with automated solutions.
Staying Ahead of Competition Using Intelligent Logistics Software – WAMAS®
Thanks to the warehouse management software, WAMAS®, predictive analysis on consumer behavior can be implemented within the facility with existing data captured for fulfillment processes. With transparent material flow, work can now be done more efficiently. By leveraging the historical data trends as well as the future forecasts, the inventory data is able to suggest items to be re-located within the warehouse or co-located with items typically ordered together. This would increase efficiency at which these items can be picked and thus giving a higher throughput. The visibility of material flow helped Al-Nahdi to stay competitive.