MES software combines discrete, batch processes for medical device manufacturers
Rockwell Automation’s PharmaSuite v7.0 manufacturing execution system (MES) software allows medical device manufacturers to combine discrete and batch processes in their operations as their sole track-and-trace platform. This allows users to achieve tracking capabilities down to the smallest saleable unit. The ability to combine discrete and batch processes provides hybrid capabilities for medical devices that are combined or coated with a pharmaceutical ingredient during production. PharmaSuite v7.0 also includes streamlined usability patterns at the workstation level designed to make high-throughput production operations more efficient. This allows assemblers to quickly identify the correct components and view assembly instructions with the scan of a bar code. The software also includes order-management and electronic device history record (eDHR) support to ensure the assembly process for every medical device is tracked and documented. Rework and repair capabilities also help streamline tasks for any devices requiring such work. Dashboard filter capabilities allow end users to filter product criteria by 20 different attributes, including exceptions, orders and batches, to customize the dashboard to their specific roles.
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