SEP Logistik AG and H.G.L. GmbH demonstrate solution expertise for healthcare distribution:

The healthcare sector is subject to strong competitive pressure – the nationwide medical technology distributor SMS medipool is also aware of this. In order to assert oneself confidently in the market, powerful and efficient intralogistics is crucial. With software, hardware and process optimization, SEP Logistik AG and H.G.L. GmbH implemented a future-proof and competitive solution at SMS medipool.

As a distributor of medtech products and consumer goods, SMS medipool supplies doctors’ practices and hospitals throughout Germany. The company is exposed to price pressure and competition in the healthcare sector on a daily basis – and on the other hand is subject to special laws and regulations in connection with hospital logistics. So there is no shortage of challenges in the industry.
That is why market participants in the medical sector, as well as in many other market environments, are always looking for adequate solutions, such as those that SMS medipool has been successfully using since 2021. For the video “Picking in medical technology”: Click here

Optimized intralogistics as a key to success:

Dynamic and cost-optimized intralogistics is a basic requirement for competitiveness. Particularly in an industry such as healthcare and medical technology, efficient and effective processes are a central component in being able to adequately offer hospitals products and services. The specific regulations for hospital logistics can be reliably covered by a special software solution.

SEP Logistik AG was commissioned to develop such a strategy for the SMS medipool main location in Reichertshofen (north of Munich). During planning and implementation, the project was designed to be rolled out to other locations in the future. In addition to the conception of suitable process flows, the scope of the order also included the procurement and provision of suitable hardware and, last but not least, the comprehensive implementation of the overall solution during ongoing operations. Through its membership in the Mobility & Logistics Cluster, the company H.G.L. has stood for many years. GmbH as Auto-ID hardware partner alongside SEP Logistik AG. With combined competencies, the two companies were able to cover the entire scope of the project seamlessly and as desired.

Smooth start and lasting benefits thanks to maximum practical relevance:

The partner companies delivered the entire equipment inventory, including the software solution, from a single source, at the best possible price-performance ratio and on time.

The commissioning of the order picking solution with the use of more than 30 devices was carried out thanks to on-site support from H.G.L. employees. GmbH and SEP Logistik AG particularly quickly and smoothly. Even unplanned but necessary change requests to the software – whether through setting options or additional programming – were implemented immediately without falling outside of the planned framework.

“It is of the utmost importance to us to work with partners and suppliers on whom we can rely 100%,” emphasized Christian Grams, CEO of SMS medipool AG, in a later survey.

After the solution was introduced at SMS medipool, the optimized intralogistics processes were able to establish and prove themselves over several years. In daily practice, it quickly became apparent that the holistic picking solution creates a sustainable improvement in warehouse logistics processes. SMS medipool is currently expanding throughout Germany, drawing on the expertise of SEP Logistik AG and H.G.L. GmbH on board. A location near Leipzig is already successfully productive with comprehensive hardware and software equipment. Further locations in the Frankfurt area and in Dortmund are planned for 2024.

Experience intralogistics competence for all requirements live:

The challenges, requirements and goals of this case study are reflected in many companies. Would you like to see this individual application for yourself? SEP Logistik AG and H.G.L. GmbH would like to invite you to the LogiMAT trade fair in Stuttgart. From March 19th to 21st, 2024, interested visitors will find the partner companies and their solutions in Hall 8, Stand C53.