The FDA is now requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers to serialize all units, cases, and pallets produced. DEACOM ERP uniquely solves the challenges presented by these new regulations by tying together the ERP system and the production equipment responsible for serialization. With DEACOM's solutions companies can comply with the regulations while maintaining current production line efficiencies
Once the individual pill or product is manufactured, it is then placed into the container, or unit, that the consumer is going to buy. The serial number provided by the customer, product number, lot number, and calculated expiration date are consolidated into a single GS1-128 barcode and placed on each, individual unit.
When units of product are moved to the case production phase, those cases now also need to be serialized. That single barcode will contain all the information surrounding the individual units included in that case.
Once cases are completed, they are then loaded onto a pallet which will also be serialized. This creates a serial number hierarchy as this newly produced serial number includes details of each case and unit placed on that pallet.
The AutoFinisher is an integral part of DEACOM’s set of ERP applications which helps manufacturers that make serialized products serialize, label, and report on job finishes. Once the serialized product is completed, the DEACOM WMS application will facilitate future inventory transactions.
Once the entire production is completed and serialized, all the information from the various serialization levels are housed within DEACOM ERP. This enables manufacturers to scan the barcode of a pallet to identify each individual case and unit that is included in that group.