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AX for Pharma North America LLC.
100 S. Ashley Drive, Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33602
United States

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AX for Pharma Europe
Centro Direzionale Milano Due
Palazzo Bernini, 701-704
20090 Segrate (Milan)
Italy

Weighing & Dispensing

Weighing & Dispensing

A Comprehensive Solution for Dispensing. Because Exact Quantity Counts.

Eliminate Duplicate Entries
Eliminate Duplicate Entries
Reduce Manual Errors
Reduce Manual Errors
Reduce Risks
Reduce Risks

The AX for Pharma Weighing & Dispensing module provides manufacturers with a high level of control and visibility of work-in-progress materials in GxP environments.

Precisely weighing and dispensing materials is vital in pharmaceutical production. If you are still using a highly manual and labor-intensive process, there is a better way.

Consider the complex task of manually entering paper documents in the dispensing list. You must enter materials, batches, containers, and quantities, and then re-enter this information in the ERP solution to adjust your inventory. The risks involved in handling these operations manually—along with relevant costs including supervision—are very high.

The general trend today, however, is to rely more and more on more powerful IT instruments to achieve lower costs, deeper control, and greater accuracy in weighing operations. One of the best options is to integrate the weigh and dispense operations in the ERP solution with precise rules.

AX for Pharma integration provides important benefits:

  • View a wealth of information instantaneously
  • Ensure the best production outcome
  • Reduce risks
  • Lower the total cost of validation

Now you can:

  • Connect scales to the ERP production and inventory modules
  • Calculate the required quantities of active ingredients and fillers/compensating ingredients to be used
  • Select materials according to the FEFO/FIFO method through the fully integrated ERP

How Does It Work?

  1. As soon as the dispensing operator scans the barcode label on the container, the dispensing module verifies the batch status, availability, and expiry date, thus preventing the use of non-conformant or expired batches in production.
  2. The weight registered by the scale is immediately recorded in the production-picking list for consumption, with inventory adjustments in case the actual weighed quantity differs from the theoretical one.

    See more details in the benefits tab below.

Benefits

  • Efficiency and Effectiveness

    The AX for Pharma Dispensing Module provides for global and material-specific processing rules to ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures.

    The module can provide all the information necessary to resolve issues like:

    • Potency adjustment
    • Scale requirements of the weighing area
    • Weighing tolerances
    • Operator training needs
    • MSDS and SOP reference links
    • Material hazard warning messages
    • Personal protective equipment requirements
    • Suggested container size and quantity
    • Weigh-scale calibration requirements
    • and more.
  • Traceability
    • The AX for Pharma Dispensing Module manages the movement and control of all the dispensing batches and sub batches (for example, containers, drums, IBCs, etc.).
    • The dispensed material is checked in real-time to prevent the inadvertent usage and consumption of incorrect, expired, or rejected materials.
  • Fully controlled dispensing made easy

    The AX for Pharma Dispensing module significantly reduces the risk of errors caused by manual and paper-intensive systems.

    • With the support for electronic weigh-scale interfaces and extensive use of bar code labeling technology, the right material is delivered to manufacturing on time in the correct quantity, with the right packaging and label.
    • The Dispensing module determines the availability and suitability of scales for a specific weighing operation, taking into account the results of scale calibration tests, as well as the capacity and precision of the scale, to ensure full compliance throughout the dispensing process.
    • The integration within the ERP allows for the automatic generation of the proposed batches to be weighed in FEFO/FIFO logic and to update your inventory instantaneously according to weighed quantities.
    • Checks for control are simplified, including the elimination of manual reconciliations that are most always needed when using a third-party Dispensing solution interfaced with the ERP.
  • Compliance

    The AX for Pharma Dispensing Module is fully compliant with 21 CFR Part 11.

    • Now you can secure critical operations with an electronic signature and view the history of actions and approvals.
    • It enables quick review and approval of materials with electronic signature verification.

Features

  • Formula management
    • Define the list of components to collect in the dispensing area.
    • Adjust for each component the accepted tolerance.
    • Control tolerance during the dispensing process and generate automatic adjustments in inventory, without any need for reconciliation.
  • Tools management
    • Operate scale information and interface scales directly with the AX for Pharma solution.
    • Define the right scale for a component based on the scale’s precision.
    • Manage the status of scales (available, unavailable, calibrated, etc.).
    • Launch calibration tests for scales and define the frequency of tests.
    • Interface the AX for Pharma solution with barcode readers to facilitate data entry and ensure compliance with 21 CFR Part 11.
  • Error management
    • Identify errors in real-time.
    • Analyze error causes, report them, and resolve them promptly, maintain full traceability of the process.
    • Notify designated users if a specific error occurs by using configurable alerts, workflows, and reports.
  • Report management
    • Print reconciliation reports.
    • Print usage reports.
    • Issue production cost reports.
    • Print the Master Batch Record.
  • Batch order management
    • Reserve multiple batches and sub batches to move to the dispensing area.
    • Release a batch order to the dispensing area.
    • Manage the actual quantity of components to be weighed.
    • Manage additional quantity/sub-batch of a component to be weighed.
    • Consume the quantity of weighed components automatically or manually, to ensure enforcement of Standard Operating Procedures and balance risks and speed of the weighing process.
  • Weighing process
    • Lead dispensing operators through the weighing process of components.
    • Check the correctness of the information, e.g., item number, batch (number, status and expiry date), sub batch (number, status).
    • Handle tare, net weight, and gross weight and receive them directly from scales.
    • Ensure usage of the allowed quantity of components and prevent operators from weighing unapproved quantities.
  • 21 CFR Part 11
    • Require an electronic signature for critical operations.
    • Track the history of any batch order and linked batches and sub-batches.
    • Configure security and user roles and permissions.

Contact Us

North America

AX for Pharma North America LLC.
100 S. Ashley Drive, Suite 600
Tampa, FL 33602
United States

Europe

AX for Pharma Europe
Centro Direzionale Milano Due
Palazzo Bernini, 701-704
20090 Segrate (Milan)
Italy