Intelligent Automation for Pharmaceutical Precision

Health sciences manufacturing and distribution operations of pharmaceuticals have very specific needs and stringent requirements considering their medicinal uses. The need for precision in every step of the process is something Bastian Solutions not only has experience with but can craft solutions to support the successful handling and delivery of raw materials, ingredients and medicines.

The industry has experienced a consistent growth in product lines and with it come environmental and space challenges. By optimizing processes, Bastian Solutions can help identify material handling automation solutions that can operate in ambient or cold temperatures. With space constraints or need for rapid storage builds, AutoStore and other automated storage solutions may be the right fit.

Being prepared for all circumstances in the pharmaceutical industry in order to maintain efficiency, meet strict ordering guidelines, and secure products means having an agile and resilient system in place. Through analysis and data review, Bastian Solutions will work with you to refine current processes with automation and prepare for new territory growth with nuances in mind.


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Industry challenges

The pharmaceutical industry faces very specific challenges that ultimately impacts the health and wellbeing of its customers. Some of those manufacturing and distribution challenges include:

  • Consistent product (SKU) growth, new and existing product variants
  • Specific regulatory requirements
  • Temperature and sterilization zones
  • Strict security measures
  • Order accuracy policies
  • Product control and visibility


Controlling the variances and regulations, as well as utilizing automation, is critical for not only efficiency but accuracy and reduction of error. When considering solutions keep in mind:

  • Temperature variances
  • Needed separation between products or materials
  • Supply locations and high-density storage needs
  • Security requirements and technology implementation
  • Demands for shorter cycle times
  • Equipment effectiveness and agility for expansion or project shifts


Bastian Solutions’ goal is to help companies become industry leaders. We pull resources and experts in leading technologies to combine automation engineering and software solutions tailored to pharmaceutical needs.





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