Weighing and dispensing ingredients accurately and precisely is a critical part of the manufacturing process for regulated industries. An accurate weighing process ensures that manufactured finished products meet all specification requirements since the amount of components consumed in production must comply with the amount in the approved formula.
In addition, the dispensing process in such companies must guarantee that only approved batches of components are weighed according to established parameters using the suitable scales and that the materials are handled according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
While many companies adopted regulatory policies in the past, their systems were not yet designed for this type of compliance. Weighing and dispensing, in fact, was still a manually intensive process in which a dedicated person would manually record the dispensing operations on paper documents. Such a procedure is expensive, time-consuming, risky, and prone to manual errors, which can result in significant financial losses.
This is especially true for pharmaceutical companies since they need greater precision and automated control of their manufacturing processes. For this reason, they are increasingly using computerized systems to implement a more efficient and safer weighing and dispensing process that uses electronic scales and barcode scanners. The system is based on software that can give better control over manufacturing processes and as well as better accuracy of ingredient weighing.
A weighing and dispensing software that is also integrated into the ERP system will not only give more control over product quality, but it will also increase productivity, enhance accuracy, reduce operational costs and expensive reworks, and increase throughput. A fully integrated solution can be the key to success in today’s pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, where regulations are changing rapidly to meet ever-increasing demands. Operators will no longer need to record the dispensing operations and enter the values into their ERP system: The software will do it all.
The AXP365 Weighing & Dispensing™ module of AX for Pharma 365™ offers several benefits, including:
• Facilitates automatic inventory reconciliation and material identification
• Reduces labeling errors by printing labels directly from the ERP system for a perfect match with product name, weight, and unit
• Transfers weights automatically from scales directly into the ERP system
• Provides global and material-specific processing rules to certify compliance with standard operating procedures
• Enables electronic signatures to ensure compliance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11
Since the weighing and dispensing software is fully integrated with the ERP system, the system automatically receives all relevant information, such as:
• Product name and number
• Date and time of weighing and dispensing operation
• Location of weighing and dispensing operation
• Dispensing operator
• Unit weight
• Dispensed quantity
The AXP365 Weighing & Dispensing™ module of AX for Pharma 365™ provides a fast and cost-effective way to implement guided execution and automated documentation of weighing and dispensing operations in compliance with all regulatory needs and requirements. It provides an accurate, reliable, complete, and well-documented trace of input raw materials, quantity, the following operation to be performed, and more.
Contact us today to learn more about moving your business forward with the AXP365 Weighing & Dispensing™ module of AX for Pharma 365™.