Pharma Logistics and SAP Integration

LTS is the market leader for transdermal therapeutic systems and oral thin films (OTF). Founded in 1984, LTS has over the years grown into a strong and innovative company. The purpose of the newbuild is to support the sustained growth in production with optimal logistics processes.

Project challenge

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 the work with optimal interactions between production and logistics.

Thanks to SAP-based mobile data recording, barcode labelling for incoming goods, and automatic pallet measuring and weighing, every pallet finds its place in one of the 14,000 high bay pallet spaces autonomously.

The two-storey annex accommodates the incoming and outgoing goods areas and the truck loading gates on the ground floor, which is connected to the warehouse and the high-bay racks via a fully automated conveyor system. The 34m high-bay warehouse spans an area of 72m by 31m and provides space for 14,000 pallets on 18 levels. Pharmaceuticals and their starting materials are stored in the warehouse at constant temperatures between 15 and 25°C all year round.

Task:
Newbuild of logistics center from concept planning to implementation and standard operations

Services: 
Logistics planning, Pharma/Biotech planning, SAP-Consulting, IT project management

Location:
Andernach, Germany

Customer value

On account of the strict international drug administration requirements to which the logistics center is subject, the planning phases of the newbuild required constant interdisciplinary exchanges between production, logistics, quality assurance, and IT. LTS commissioned the consulting and planning company io-consultants, who also specialise in pharmaceutical logistics, to act as lead consultant for the architecture, TBE and logistics, and as an SAP implementation partner. io-consultants conducted the project from initial concept to planning, tendering, supervision of implementation, and final approval.

 

”As a pharmaceutical manufacturer, the optimization of all processes at the logistics center 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.“

Dr. Peter Schwarz

Chairman

LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG

Please contact us 

Rupert Hoecherl Partner Phone: +1 (610) 8073590-504