Reception, picking, and dispatching system in Almirall labs


The merger of two large pharmaceutical companies, Almirall and Prodesfarma, originated this simulation study to design the configuration of the new plant for dispatch / reception Almirall has in Sant Andreu de la Barca and to guarantee a good handling of the new integrated management of more than 700 references of different products:

  • Simulation of large logistical contexts.
  • Design of the new plant reception, picking and dispatch.
  • Evaluation of alternatives – work shifts, auto-dispensers, elevator belts.
Duration of the project 
January, 1997 to January, 1999
Benefits for the client 
  • Analysis of data: study of the details (700+ different references)
  • Seasonality
  • New layout and sizing of equipment
  • Proposed levels of automation
  • Determination of the types of packaging
  • 3-D view of the new plant
  • Reduction of the risk of implantation in:
    • The merger of two companies and several production plants
    • Different management and production cultures
    • Requirement of 24/48 hour service
    • Special products
  • Stochastic model simulation of the new plant
  • ABC analysis of the products
  • Analysis of the size of picking boxes
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Areas of expertise involved in the project 
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