Material Handling Solutions for the Health and Beauty Industries
There are very few industries that are as regulated as the pharmaceutical and cosmetics markets, and it’s with good reason. The health and safety of consumers is of utmost importance. With new regulations at the forefront for pharmaceutical distribution and most likely coming for the personal care cosmetics industry, SSI SCHAEFER has an array of solutions for each.
Health and beauty products require comprehensive documentation and complex requirements that create extremely demanding material handling situations for drug manufacturers, cosmetic companies, wholesalers, and retailers. Regulations for data capturing technologies and tracing capabilities throughout the supply chain process mandate that information about ingredients, tracing all incoming products and movements within the distribution or manufacturing facility, and tracking the information on all outgoing shipments are captured. This information is crucial and mandated by the FDA and the DSCSA act for the pharmaceutical supply chain within the United States.
SSI SCHAEFER has specialty warehouse management software that handles these regulations and more. Tasks like scanning, expiration dates, lot numbers, and goods-in dates along with tracing product throughout the distribution facility is handled using our WAMAS warehouse management software.
Our team of experts can also walk you through an array of storage and picking options for both fast movers and specialty drug items like narcotics. SSI SCHAEFER has experience with designing and implementing automated storage and picking solutions located inside vaulted or secure areas for Schedule 1 to 4 drugs regulated by the DEA and the Act in Canada for Level 1 to 11 pharmaceuticals.
When it comes to processing cosmetics, fragile packaging and high-value items require a different set of material handling processes. Gentle conveyance and handling of each product play a key role in preventing product breakage, scratches, or damage to the packaging. With seasonal peaks during holiday seasons, you need a solution that can move quickly and guards against product breakage.
SSI SCHAEFER is world renowned for fast-moving picking solutions for drug products and cosmetics within the health and beauty industries. With various A-frame picking solutions, retail and wholesale distribution facilities can pick up to 40,000 cylindrical or rectangular boxed products per hour. Since replenishment is a separate step, it’s easy to handle this during low-load times. It’s a perfect solution for pharmaceuticals, eyewear, and cosmetics.
Robotic picking is also available, which takes a completely hands-off approach for picking solutions. This solution is typically implemented in fulfillment centers where high security is necessary. Robotic picking can easily incorporate scan data capture at the same time as the picking process and can be used for order validation.
Solutions from SSI SCHAEFER: