Robotic Supply Warehouse to Save Indiana University Health Millions of Dollars Annually

Published by , June 25, 2018 1:29 pm

(MiamiHerald)  Indiana University Health’s new $9 Million high-tech warehouse and distribution center is projected to save the state’s largest health systems millions of dollars a year. A new 300,000-square-foot (27,000-square-meter) warehouse in the western Indianapolis suburb of Plainfield will be stocked with 5,000 different items before it opens next month. The warehouse is managed by a system of robots, tote bins, electronic controls and software.
“The current supply chain is complex and fragmented,” said Elizabeth Walker, an Indianapolis health care consultant at Miami-based BDC Advisors. “There are multiple handoffs before a product reaches a patient, which adds complexity and cost.”