If you are a life sciences organization in Pharma, Biotech, Medical Devices, or Clinical Trials/Supplies—you must identify and track each container of GMP-critical materials. While Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management does let you manage and track batch numbers and serial numbers, it does not map single product units like drums, bags, or bottles, within a batch.
To address this critical requirement for life sciences organizations, AX for Pharma 365™ adds a new “Sub Batch” tracking dimension that enables traceability at the container level. The solution also streamlines integration and data exchange with supply chain partners including 3PLs, CMOs, and serialization applications.
Sub batches help organizations overcome the limitations of serial numbers (e.g. non parent-child relationship between batch and serial numbers) and offer enhanced features, including:
It is also important to note a critical distinction between serial numbers and sub batch numbers: Serial numbers do not have to be unique so multiple items of different batches can have the same serial number, whereas sub batches numbers must be unique.
Download our white paper for the full list of pros and cons of sub batch numbers vs. serial numbers.
AX for Pharma has completed multiple ERP implementations for life science organizations worldwide and recommends the use of sub batch numbers to identify and track containers of GMP-materials such as:
Our AX for Pharma 365™ solution partly extends the serial numbers features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Supply Chain Management and adds the following functionality:
If you would like a demonstration of sub batches vs. serial numbers, and how this enhanced functionality improves traceability, contact us today to schedule a personal demonstration of AX for Pharma 365™. We are here to answer any questions you may have.