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Proven collaboration: SSI Schaefer and BD Rowa™ extend cooperation


One of the worldwide leading solution providers of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, SSI Schaefer, and the solution provider of automatic picking and digital applications, BD Rowa, will continue to cooperate. The two companies extended the corresponding contract by five more years. The aim of the cooperation is to provide customers in the healthcare sector with an overall solution to prepare them for future processes, such as e-prescriptions or establishing Hub & Spoke models.

»In many countries, we currently experience a change in the healthcare sector. While Germany is preparing for e-prescriptions, the UK focuses on Hub & Spoke,« explains Dirk Bockelmann, Global Commercial Director at BD Rowa. »Here, the customers expect partners who are aware of their requirements and the market, and provide them with a solution. SSI Schaefer is a strong partner who offers manufacturers and distributors in the healthcare sector the suitable overall solution they need.«

»Particularly in the field of automation of slow movers and processing returns, our portfolio is perfectly complemented by the efficient solutions of our partner BD Rowa«, explains Klaus Murko, Vice President Sales, Healthcare & Cosmetics at SSI Schaefer. »Our customers benefit from a holistic concept from a single source to also cover the strict legal requirements of tracking & tracing of medication in the long run.«

The cornerstone for successful cooperation of SSI Schaefer and BD Rowa was laid with the first cooperation agreement in 2015. In the meantime, several projects have been implemented successfully. »Our customers specifically ask for process optimization. This starts with fast, medium and slow movers, but for more and more customers the refrigerated area and the handling of narcotics gain importance as well. In this case, process automation includes for instance pick-up terminals. The topic was less present five years ago,« illustrates Dirk Bockelmann.

By signing a cooperation agreement until 2024, the two companies have decided to support customers in the healthcare sector worldwide in optimizing their processes and thus ensure that processes between wholesalers, pharmacies and customers become smoother, faster and more secure.

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