As part of the corporate growth of Zurich University Hospital, logistics at the USZ site in the city centre has grown organically. In order to create the urgently needed space for the structural development of the USZ within the city center, the central warehouse was moved to a new logistics and service center in Schlieren. Important features of this local relocation of the central warehouse include not only the now extremely modern logistics infrastructure, which was implemented during the construction of the logistics center, but also the reduction of city traffic in relation to the former goods supply of USZ logistics at the USZ center. Around 60 to 80 truck trips to the USZ in the city centre can thus be avoided every day.
Results at a glance
- Examination of the logistical concept of the new central warehouse in Schlieren
- Development of alternative solutions regarding automation
- Definition of the logistics processes
- Operational concept for the logistics location in Schlieren
- Handling of the tender for an automatic small parts warehouse and manual storage & conveyor technology
- Implementation and commissioning support
The University Hospital Zurich is one of the largest hospitals in Switzerland. With more than 7,400 employees in 44 clinics and institutes, it combines the annual treatment of around 150,000 patients with research and teaching under one roof.
Project goals & tasks
- Evaluation of the quantity structure and environmental factors
- Creation of a comprehensive operating concept for the entire logistics building in Schlieren
- Preparation of tender documents for the entire warehouse and conveyor technology (manual and automated systems) as well as vehicle procurement
- Realisation of an automatic small parts warehouse: evaluation of the supplier, detailed planning, coordination to the interfaces fire protection, electrics, HVAC, statics and SAP
The preparation of the operating concept as well as the tendering and implementation were subject to a very tight project plan.
With the logistics and service centre in Schlieren, the USZ has set a new standard in hospital logistics throughout Europe. The concept takes into account the latest standards, features a high degree of automation and implements GDP guidelines in practice.