Stories of pharmacy automation

Extra revenue for Lielahti pharmacy

"Unpacking the deliveries used to take until three or four in the afternoon on Tuesdays. Now, the work is done by noon, or two o’clock at the latest. Our employees can serve customers instead; for example, our cosmetologists have time to see more customers now."

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A powerful solution to a small and challenging space

"I wanted to maximise the space available for customer service, so we had to store the prescription drugs as compactly as possible. The delivery reception area is used efficiently now, and we can move the wholesale medicine crates conveniently to Iso-Fixu from the door."

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“IF ANYTHING, OUR CONFIDENCE IN NEWICON HAS GROWN EVEN STRONGER”

"Iso-Fixu has reduced the strain on our staff and made their work faster. It has completely eliminated the monotonous task of stocking our storeroom shelves. Our employees have 30% more time to talk to customers now."

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Pharmacists’ reasons for choosing Iso-Fixu

Pharmacists’ reasons for choosing Iso-Fixu

Source: Customer satisfaction and market survey, 2017, Norstat Finland Oy. See the results >

 

  • Comprehensive design.
  • A safe purchase.
  • Positive comments from colleagues.
  • Security of supply.
  • Salesperson's expertise.
  • Advanced technology not available in other systems.
  • Made in Finland.
  • Quick and easy input.
  • Reliable concept.
  • Scalable to pharmacies of different sizes.
Features of the automated dispensing system

Features of the automated dispensing system

  • Long service life: approximately 10–15 years.
  • Quick input and retrieval of medicine packages.
  • Real-time inventory management.
  • Suitable for storing various medicine packages and bottles.
  • Scalable configuration and capacity.
  • Can be customised to the size and look of your premises.
  • Delivery points can be placed where required, even on separate floors.
  • Compatible with the medicines verification system.
  • Easy-to-use visual interface.
  • Reliable industrial robots.
  • Advanced barcode and computer vision systems.
Designed together with pharmacy professionals

Designed together with pharmacy professionals

Several optional accessories for lightening the workload of users can be integrated into the Iso-Fixu automated dispensing system developed alongside pharmacy professionals.

  • Multi-product channel.
  • Handling of round-shaped packages.
  • Cooling system.
  • Multipicking option.
  • UPS system.

Everyday challenges of your pharmacy

Safety

The challenge

Human errors in manual medicine retrieval.

The solution

Iso-Fixu’s fully automated input system records the details of medicine packages in the inventory management system. The robot does not make mistakes when retrieving medicines.

The result

Improved patient safety.

The challenge

Pharmacies are occasionally burgled for medicines.

The solution

Iso-Fixu’s electronic and mechanical locks. The order of the medicine packages on the shelves is random.

The result

Safe storage of medicines.

Efficiency

The challenge

Service time is wasted on retrieving prescription medicines from storage.

The solution

Iso-Fixu delivers the medicine package in a matter of seconds. Thanks to its multi-package retrieval function, the robot is capable of retrieving 14 medicine packages at the same time.

The result

More efficient routine tasks and shorter waiting times for customers.

The challenge

The manual inventory management of prescription drugs is challenging.

The solution

Iso-Fixu integrates seamlessly with the pharmacy’s ERP systems.

The result

More efficient inventory management, lower inventory value and faster circulation of medicines.

Rationality

The challenge

Trained staff are using their working hours on shelving and retrieving medicines.

The solution

Iso-Fixu shelves and retrieves medicine packages automatically.

The result

Resources are freed up for specialist work and customer service.

The challenge

The shelving and retrieval of medicine packages is repetitive and physically hard work.

The solution

Iso-Fixu’s fully automated medicine package shelving and retrieval. Iso-Fixu shelves and retrieves medicine packages automatically.

The result

Improved ergonomics and less sick leave.

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