Stage Solupharm
More efficiency in the warehouse

Automated intralogistics ensures process reliability

The automated intralogistics solution for Solupharm in Melsungen offers a high degree of flexibility, process reliability and increased efficiency.

The automated intralogistics solution in accordance with GMP guidelines for Solupharm Pharmazeutische Erzeugnisse GmbH in Melsungen offers a high degree of flexibility and process reliability and thus increases the efficiency of the warehouse.

Solupharm specialises in the production of sterile injection and infusion preparations. For this reason, the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements had to be taken into account when the automated warehouse was constructed.

Flexible and unbureaucratic

To increase its storage capacity, Solupharm invested in a narrow-aisle warehouse with two automated high-rack stackers. The ETXa high-rack stackers are designed for 25 double cycles per hour. They process their orders in two aisles, each 35 metres long. 

The ETXa models store and retrieve goods up to a maximum height of six metres. Their energy is supplied by open bus bars arranged on the racks. This ensures availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with no breaks for battery charging or changing.

Automated high-rack stacker in a narrow aisle warehouse

The Jungheinrich Warehouse Control System (WCS) offers process reliability and increased efficiency. Thus the possibility of mix-ups and costly incorrect loading of Solupharm’s expensive goods will be a thing of the past. 

The ERP system posts movements of goods and initiates the intralogistics processes. Then the ERP system reports the transport orders for the pallets to the WCS, while the WCS assigns warehouse orders to the automated high-rack stackers via WLAN. 

This makes it possible to operate 24/7 without interruption and without having to schedule additional employees for on-call night duty. The employees are relieved and can devote their time to other administrative activities.

Along with this solution comes the installation of an emergency access to the narrow-aisle warehouse. If an unexpected malfunction occurs, the warehouse can still be operated using manual devices.

Dr. Tobias Schönberg
Manager Production Warehouse

„If higher throughput levels are needed in the future, we are prepared. The warehouse is designed so that it can easily be expanded.”

Custom-designed solution with potential for expansion

The result is a custom-designed and, above all, future-proof total solution that offers potential for expansion. If higher throughtput levels are needed in the future, the warehouse can easily be extended to additional high-rack stackers.

A solution for more efficiency in the warehouse – including more process reliability and future-proofing.