Central Filling is a hybrid process that allows orders to be fulfilled at the patient or prescription level. This process is a tremendous help for the pharmaceutical industry, because partial orders no longer have to be put together at the pharmacy location. In addition, Central Filling provides extra security through a 100% control and contributes to efficiency through the integrated FMD dispensing.
The process of Central Filling starts with forwarding and merging the prescriptions through the host system to Inther LC. Picks are then carried out in different picking areas (e.g. A-Frame, carousel). After that, order processing is started at the patient or prescription level at the Central Filling workstations. The operator first scans the tote in which the patient orders are collected, followed by scanning each individual article.