LOGISTICS


LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION


Logistics management is the part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient, effective forward, and reverse flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customer's requirements. The complexity of logistics can be modeled, analyzed, visualized, and optimized by dedicated simulation software. The minimization of the use of resources is a common motivation in all logistics fields. A professional working in the field of logistics management is called a logistician.

Although there is some overlap in functionality, warehouse management systems (WMS) can differ significantly from warehouse control systems (WCS). Simply put, a WMS plans a weekly activity forecast based on such factors as statistics and trends, whereas a WCS acts like a floor supervisor, working in real time to get the job done by the most effective means. For instance, a WMS can tell the system that it is going to need five of stock-keeping unit (SKU) A and five of SKU B hours in advance, but by the time it acts, other considerations may have come into play or there could be a logjam on a conveyor. A WCS can prevent that problem by working in real time and adapting to the situation by making a last-minute decision based on current activity and operational status. Working synergistically, WMS and WCS can resolve these issues and maximize efficiency for companies that rely on the effective operation of their warehouse or distribution centre.


WAREHOUSE


A pharmaceutical warehouse: for what? - To enable the fastest and cheapest transport of drugs and medical equipment from suppliers to beneficiaries. - There are mainly 3 stages:

  1. 1) Purchase of pharmaceutical products
  2. 2) Storage of ordered products
  3. 3) Distribution of stocked products

Premises must be locked, designed, constructed, adapted, and maintained to suit the operations to be carried out.

General Requirement for warehousing

  • Clean the premises with disinfectants
  • To clean the ground surface regularly
  • To clean the undergrowth from around the warehouse regularly
  • Smoking and eating must be forbidden in the premises
  • Facility of locking doors and protective windows
  • To provide extinguishers to fight fires
  • To fight against pests
  • Adapted and functional lighting as well as generators ready to works

PREMISES - PRINCIPLE


Premises must be locked, designed, constructed, adapted, and maintained to suit the operations to be carried out.

General Requirement for warehousing
  • Clean the premises with disinfectants
  • To clean the ground surface regularly
  • To clean the undergrowth from around the warehouse regularly
  • Smoking and eating must be forbidden in the premises
  • Facility of locking doors and protective windows
  • To provide extinguishers to fight fires
  • To fight against pests
  • Adapted and functional lighting as well as generators ready to works
Documentation - Stock card Definition
It is a simple and efficient tool that enables the management of a warehouse. A stock card of Inward & Outward tracking should be created for each pharmaceutical product and regularly updated. They must be easily accessible. . It is necessary to, Identify stock movement
  • Incoming and outgoing products
  • Know the theoretical stock level at any point in time
  • Monitor the consumption of the different users
  • Monitor expiry dates
  • Assess losses by comparing the theoretical and real stocks
  • Have data to plan subsequent orders.
Stock management
Objectives ,
  • To ensure continuity of supplies
  • To avoid over stocking - Stock management will set out to;
  • Monitor stock levels
  • Monitor consumption
  • Anticipate delivery time for order activation