Founded in 1876, Laboratorios Casasco SAIC (Casasco), an Argentine-owned pharmaceutical company and laboratory, produces more than 130 products, including allergy, cardiological, dermatological, neurological, pediatric, and psychiatric medicines.
Casasco serves domestic and international markets, with sales offices and a manufacturing plant in the city of Buenos Aires, plus another plant with two warehouses in the city of Pilar. Additionally, Casasco partners with Farmanet—a medical distribution company.
In addition to Oracle, the company also evaluated other warehouse management systems from different providers.
"Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne suite is very robust, and we can enable our operators to directly access it on their handheld devices from the warehouse floor. These factors were key in our selection of the Oracle solution," said Gabriel Grosso, CIO, Laboratorios Casasco. "No other product provided native integration with our purchasing system, complied with all the industry standards we need to follow, and gave us mobile access to online inventory data."
Laboratorios Casasco SAIC implemented Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management with Oracle partner Info Consulting SA. The team carried out the deployment in six months, within the estimated time and budget. The solution went into production in March 2013.
"We chose a world-class tool that complies with our requirements without adding the complexity of adaptations and additional interfaces—enabling us to complete a standard implementation," said Grosso.
"The Engineering and Logistics department was in charge of labeling more than 6,000 positions across the two warehouses with bar codes. We adapted the handheld devices that operators use in the warehouses to link them directly to the JD Edwards system and provide users with online access, complying with the requirements of the industry regarding rotation and expiration of the products," said Grosso.
Info Consulting implemented Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management for Laboratorios Casasco.
"Info Consulting’s implementation support was excellent. The organization was in charge of tool parameterization and business rules establishment and provided a dedicated project manager to work with us. The team completed a turnkey project, from the initial survey, to the implementation. Info Consulting also developed the manuals and trained the users," said Grosso.