Kardex installed vertically through a 5 floor hospital manages logistics

The hospital in Karlstad serves the county of Värmland in Sweden. The hospital has 3,200 employees, and they have about 600 patient beds and serve approximately 350,000 patients per year. Their premises cover around 147,000 m² in total.

In a survey this hospital concluded that the nurses needed roughly four hours per shift to pick and distribute items like gloves, injection materials, linen etc

To address this they installed a Kardex Storage unit.

Advantages at a glance

  • More space: The same amount of goods on only 10% of the floor space giving space for 4-5 more patients per floor
  • No picking errors: due to "pick-to-light" operator prompting and handheld devices
  • More liquid money: Reduced capital bound in stock by 90%
  • More security: with 2 cold standby/backup PCs

Scope of Delivery

  • 1 Shuttle XP 500 (W x D x H: 2,450 x 813 x 25,000 mm)
  • 125 trays, hygienic dividers
  • Handheld devices
  • Access point on 5 floors with LED pointers on each floor
  • PowerPick Global Warehouse management software from Kardex Remstar integrated to customers ERP system