io consultants combines pharmaceutical and logistics know-how
New regulatory guidelines are moving the spotlight onto storage issues, as well as on production. Whereas simple warehouses often used to be sufficient to support op
erations, temperature control and monitoring are now intrinsic aspects of quality assurance. Over the years, our experts have planned, tendered and successfully implemented a variety of warehouse solutions, e.g. for block storage, narrow aisle and fully automated high-bay warehouses – at room temperature (15-25°C), as cold storage (3-8°C), and for stocking controlled substances such as narcotics.
With our holistic approach, we provide leading edge solutions for the pharmaceuticals industry. Intralogistics has always been an integral aspect of production facility planning. Material flow and waste disposal processes, and particularly the associated material air lock processes between hygiene zones, require specific know-how. io consultants has acquired this knowledge and expertise over several decades in a variety of successful projects, and applies these skills to your benefit.
Interdisciplinary teams from pharma planning, logistics, architecture and SAP planning make io consultants the specialist to rely on.
The current WHO guidelines on Good Storage Practice (GSP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP), and the revised EU GMP guidelines are putting pharmaceuticals storage and distribution into the spotlight of regulatory inspections. At the same time, optimised production processes and increased customer expectations require goods to be supplied just-in-time and according to LEAN principles.
As a result, a host of new challenges relating to buffering, storing and transporting raw materials, bulk drugs and finished goods are emerging in combination with industry-specific requirements such as temperature monitoring, track and trace, the FEFO principle, approval status, handling of controlled substances, and qualification and validation.
Against this background, it is essential to design and optimise new logistics processes and the related facilities with meticulous attention to detail, and to question and modernise existing facilities as and where necessary.
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We offer reliable, productive and efficient solutions that lead to measurable success. Learn more about our successful projects with renowned clients around the world:
”As a pharmaceutical manufacturer, the optimisation of all processes at the logistics centre was a key priority right from the start. All processes follow the ‘Lean Principles’ approach and support our work with optimal interactions between production and logistics“