Robotics as the future in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Steriline S.r.l. is an established European manufacturer highly specialized in the production of complete lines for the aseptic processing of injectable products that supplies pharmaceutical companies all over the world. Founded in 1989 in the Lake Como area (Italy), where it still has its headquarters and production sites, the Steriline brand is now present in more than 50 countries around the world.

DPCenter S.r.l. it represented an important production site for the Steriline group; from July 2019 it was acquired and integrated into the group itself. In the current model, therefore, the Steriline and DPCenter plants represent two different production units that follow an identifiable process according to the Engineering to Order (ETO) model, even if all the processes implemented as modularization and standardization of the products aim to push the production increasingly towards a Make to Order / Assembly to Order model.


The critical issues that emerged during the As-Is analysis phase are the following:

  • Lack of information at the ERP system level (eg no MRP);
  • Planning and manual production progress control managed through single MS Project 2007 files disconnected from the ERP base;
  • Purchase plans logically disconnected from the order;
  • Lack of dedicated reporting.

Implemented Solution

The solution, divided into two phases, provided for the integration between an open source management system with SQL Server database and the following modules of the suite sedApta:


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