The Rx.com automated pharmacy fulfillment facility in Fort Worth, Texas is 35,100 total sq.ft. including a production and warehouse area of 29,000 sq.ft.
SI/Baker, Inc. (McKesson) automated prescription fulfillment processing line.
Belt Conveyor to transport packed orders to the sortation unit.
Diamond Phoenix 600 2-pod sortation system — 2 sortation pods with 300 locations each accommodating 16.14.8.boxes — locations are configurable.
The throughput stated by McKesson for the production line described above is 15,000 prescriptions per 8-hour shift. However, since that implies complete volume load balance, zero stock-outs and zero system issues, a conservative estimate would be 12,000 scripts per shift.
Over 3.5 years Rx.com averaged a volume of 4,000 scripts with a one shift operation with a high volume shift of 8,232 scripts.
"Automated prescription fulfillment is faster, more efficient, and more accurate. Effective application and integration of related technologies yields strong results."