Warehouse Automation Within the Pharmaceutical Industry: Logistics from Dock to Dock

Life Sciences, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain,
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Many manufacturing companies within The Food and Drug Administration-regulated industry embracing Pharma 4.0 may encounter confusion and uncertainty when it comes to implementing warehouse automation and logistics within the facility. This webinar is specifically designed to discuss the implementation of warehousing and logistics, providing the attendees with the clarity they need to succeed in implementing dock-to-dock manufacturing.

Throughout this engaging session, industry experts will provide clear explanations of automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRSs), automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and their interfaces with automated warehousing software and production equipment. Attendees will be provided with a clear understanding of how these systems interface with each other and how traceability of products throughout the entire manufacturing site can be implemented. In addition, the key goals of automated warehousing and logistics and its fundamental concepts will be reviewed. Further, the essential principles of how these concepts impact quality, safety and compliance will be discussed.

Understanding the specific scenarios and circumstances to consider when designing and implementing automated logistics will allow organizations to make informed decisions when it comes to computer system and equipment design conceptualization, ultimately ensuring compliance.

As the pharmaceutical industry embarks on its industrial revolution through Pharma 4.0, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Join this webinar to embrace the future of dock-to-dock manufacturing.


Scott Council, Division Director – North Carolina, Performance Validation

Scott has over 20 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, and quality assurance. He has worked in various industries and throughout his career he has developed a deep understanding of regulatory compliance, quality management systems, and project management.

Scott joined PV in April 2023 as the Division Director for the North Carolina Hub. He has diverse experience in leadership roles in Pharma Manufacturing overseeing engineering and manufacturing projects and operations.

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Derek Fraits, Performance Validation

Derek Fraits, Automated Warehousing CQV Lead, Performance Validation

Derek has supported cGMP compliance projects for the pharmaceutical industry since 2008. He has experience in the development of validation documentation and system review documentation for process equipment including the associated control systems. He has provided support to reliability engineering functions within a delivery device manufacturing facility. Derek has also supported building commissioning for both new construction and building renovations. His experience includes automated storage and retrieval systems and temperature mapping product storage areas.

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Sridhar Padmanabhan, Eli Lilly & Company

Sridhar Padmanabhan, Associate Senior Engineering Consultant (Retd.), Eli Lilly & Company

Sridhar has over thirty (30+) years of engineering and automation experience. His experience includes leading and delivering complex validated automation projects in the pharmaceutical industry. He has successfully integrated vendor ASRS systems with SAP Extended Warehouse Management system. He has mentored and trained numerous automation engineers.

Sridhar has extensive knowledge of developing requirements, software design, implementation, testing and validation. He is currently retired and consults on automation projects.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to professionals in the following areas:

  • Warehouse and Logistics (WAL) Managers
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Validation Specialists and Engineers
  • Software Engineers/Developers
  • IT Validation Engineers
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Manufacturing and Process Engineers
  • Product Managers in FDA-regulated industries

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • Considerations to make when selecting the right vendor and systems for your process
  • How to trace components and products throughout the production environment
  • Interfacing both physically with the equipment/process and digitally with data repositories

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Performance Validation

Since 1988, our team at Performance Validation has been professionally validating, commissioning, and qualifying service areas in federally regulated industries. Our expert team focuses on integrity, quality, and teamwork in every project, giving our clients the peace of mind, they deserve during each project.

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