The Central Medical Stores of the Botswana Ministry of Health have commissioned PULSE Warehouse Management System (WMS) at their National Distribution Centre.
The PULSE Warehouse Management system, available from Pulse Logistics Systems , is an integral part of a comprehensive systems upgrade implemented by Ministry of Health that includes the integration of financial applications with the best PULSE WMS.
The Central Medical Stores provide for the pharmaceutical and medical needs (drug and non-drug) of the vast majority of health facilities in Botswana. Central Medical Stores service 700 health facilities nationwide, including 30 hospitals. CMS handle in excess of 5,000 products, which are purchased from suppliers worldwide.
CMS operate from a purpose built storage and distribution centre located in Gaborone. The facility contains a number of distinct storage areas to allow for storage of a range of items that requires different storage conditions. The bulk storage area is VNA racking, and is serviced by 12 cranes and associated conveyor systems. The VNA racking is divided by a firewall and items are evenly distributed on both sides of the firewall. All items received undergo stringent quality assurance procedures. Health facilities place orders directly with CMS, and items ordered are delivered nationwide by CMS according to agreed delivery schedules.
The PULSE WMS provides total control over product storage, and has increased productivity, reduced errors, and enabled faster product delivery. The PULSE WMS can facilitate product recall, in the event of necessity.
The decision to select the PULSE system as the WMS of choice was a direct result of initial work conducted by Austrade (The Australian Trade Commission). Pulse Logistics Systems worked with local partner, DCDM, to integrate the PULSE WMS with CMS financial applications.