Global Serialization, we’re well past the US regs, but there is still work to be done
Are you and your company ahead of the serialization curve? The industry experienced a massive rush to prepare for the regulatory requirements of various countries/regions (Drug Supply Chain Security Act or the European Union Falsified Medicines Directive), but are you confident with your system upgrade strategy?
Ensuring that your company stays current with serialization requirements is not as easy as say, upgrading a phone, or upgrading a personal computer. When your business needs are tied to complex automated systems, and you need to get it right the first time, Automated Systems Inc. has the experience that you need. Automated Systems Inc. understands the trials and tribulations of developing and executing a serialization upgrade project at your facility.
First things first, when orchestrating an upgrade you want to ensure that your serialization vendor has a clear understanding of your process, and how it is executed. You want to ensure that the vendor understands your needs, and that your upgrade will be compatible with your current system. Have you considered all the variables? Do you have enough RAM to accommodate your upgrade? The loss of RAM creates line issues and impacts the efficiency of your system. Can your upgrade be performed all at once? We utilize scheduled facility shut downs to ensure you minimize downtime. Or do you need to implement line upgrades sequentially? We can do up to 90% of an upgrade off-line with CPU’s if your system allows it. This will decrease the installation and qualification time of your system.
At the end of the project how can you tell that your upgrade is functional and up to your high standards? We conduct thorough end-to-end testing on the production environment. We involve Corporate IT from the beginning of the project to the end, and ensure that they are able to confirm the successful transmission of serialized information from your packaging line to your 4th tier solution.
Upgrades to your Serialization platform are complex and highly specialized, let us guide you with our expertise. In all industries you always have something else to be concerned about, let Automated Systems Inc. carry some of the weight for you.