Storage of medical devices and medicines: How is managed and controlled the inventory?

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Inventory control is defined, according to the APICS Dictionary, as the activities and techniques of maintaining the desired levels of stock, whether they are raw materials, work in process or finished products.

Inventory control is key in the supply chain. You must record all information possible to know exactly how much you have, where it is located, who is responsible, when it is going to be despatched and what will be their final destination.

Among the inventories that Segex can manage are:Medicines

-Finished godos

-Medical sample

-Medical devices

-Product in cold chain

-Raw material for medical devices

-State control products

-Packing material

-Promotional material

But how is the inventory of medicines and medical devices managed and controlled at Segex?

The inventory management and control is carried out in accordance with the Regulation of Good Storage and Distribution Practices (BPAD).

One of the most effective tools for the control and correct operation of a warehouse is the Warehouse Management System (WMS).

This software includes radio frequency technology (QR Code & barcode), which recognizes and stores data on product movements in real time, keeping track of inventory and stock location. In addition, the system supports daily operations by assigning tasks to the team and making more efficient management.

Also, this technology helps to centralized information of the stored products such as article code, expiration date, quantity, value of the product, as well as customs information, all this together allows a detailed control to be carried out for efficient and accurate traceability of the stored product.

There are different techniques and methods for inventory control, here we show some of those used in Segex:

1. Cyclical inventories

2. Physical count

3. Inventory reconciliations

Segex is the only logistics operator specialized in providing integral and flexible solutions to the supply chains of companies in the Health and Life Sciences industry. Also, we have developed extensive experience in preparing products for tender deliveries to the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS), the National Insurance Institute (INS), as well as private distributors.

We know that the correct management of inventories, as well as the accuracy, and controls over them, are aspects highly valued by our clients. That is why companies of great global recognition trust us as their strategic logistics allies.

For more information on the inventory management service, please contact Gabriela Ruiz at