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Production Weigh Up with DEACOM ERP

Production Weigh Up

Production weigh up is the process of staging and weighing up of materials that are going to be used in the production process. DEACOM provides functionality that enables batch and process manufacturers to increase the efficiency and accuracy of this process – especially important for those companies heavily regulated by the FDA.

 

 

Inventory Staging

Inventory Staging

All lots that are required for production are moved to the staging area, often referred to as the weigh room. These are typically containers of materials such as bags or totes of material that often need to be measured out before being issued to a production job. Utilizing the DEACOM WMS, warehouse workers must select the first to expire (FEFO) or oldest lot (FIFO) of material available.



Weigh Up

Weigh Up

DEACOM provides a keyboard-free weigh up process to increase the efficiency and accuracy of this often time consuming process. By scanning the batch number, the part number and the lot number on the product selected, DEACOM will automatically prompt the user with the weight required of the material. Once this material is weighed out on the scale and within the accuracy threshold defined within the system, the user can confirm the transaction and generate a new label to follow the material throughout the production process.



Master Lot Creation

Master Lot Creation

Through the weigh up process a pallet master lot that contains all the products that go into a batch can be created. This pallet can then be moved to the production area through a single scan that keeps all the materials together.



Confirmation Scan prior to Production

Confirmation Scan Prior to Production

As the production worker scoops, pumps, or pours the materials from the pallet into the production equipment, the system may require them to scan all the individual materials again. This double check process helps ensure the accuracy of batches.



Weigh up process in DEACOM ERP

Benefits across multiple regulated industries

  • Process controls prioritize the handling of date sensitive inventory
  • Batch record data is created in real-time, ensuring all production, shipping, and inventory reports are always accurate and contain up to the minute information.
  • Electronic reports are immediately available, detailing which operator has weighed the production materials.
  • System defined accuracy thresholds prevent operators from weighing up too much or too little material, ensuring batch consistency.
  • The identity and weight of each component used is automatically recorded and available for lot traceability requirements, per FDA documentation guidelines.