Bristol Meyers Squibb - WMS System implementation

Bristol-Myers Squibb is an Italian company belonging to the BMS Group, with Headquarters in the United States that in 2013 had a global turnover of 16.4 billion US dollars. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BMY).  
 Bristol-Myers Squibb is recognized as one of the leading companies with a pipeline among the most productive in the sector, with 60 molecules currently being experimented on, 6,600 researchers and an investment in R&D of $ 3.9 billion dollars.
 The pharmaceutical division of BMS Italy has a turnover of 565 million Euros of which 163 million Euros in exports, and it invests 26 million Euros, of which 5 million in clinical studies, and it is among the top ten companies in the list of clinical trials.
 Bristol-Myers Squibb is present in Italy since 1946, the year in which it first brought penicillin in our Country.

Requirement: Obtaining a high management efficiency of semi-finished product to serve production lines.

Solution: WMS System Implementation for automatic warehouse exploiting in pharmaceutical sector

Warehouse features:

  • 4 different heights of pallets
  • Management of multi-articulated pallets (up  to 4 different items)
  • 2 stacker cranes integrated with transhipment to manage 4 lanes
  • 8500 storage location
  • Completely warehouse management with ERP customer (SAP)


  • Inlet goods flows to automatic warehouse
  • Items sampling system (stelized environment) in warehouse
  • Exchanging Data with management system and Real-Time management of production orders
  • Outlet good flow from automatic warehouse


Automatic Warehouse introduction allows extremely crucial benefits to BMS Spa Business:
  • Drastic reduction of operator employed for the displacement of material within factory
  • Noticeable decrease of outside storage with a considerable improvement in subjugation time of lines production
  • Risks decrease related to forklift using
  • Possibility of storing heterogeneous products (multi-articulated pallet, different heights of pallet etc)
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