The Atlantic Zeiser Group, a leading developer and provider of modules and integrated total solution systems for industrial and security printing, introduces its new software platform for track & trace and anit-counterfeiting solutions at ACHEMA show. PMP is able to control the entire production, identification and dispatch process of packages for pharmaceutical products. Using interfaces to access the relevant data on all levels of a production system it makes them available as required in real-time during the individual process stages. PMP can be embedded into adjacent and higher level software systems such as MES (Manufacturing Execution System) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), or even used as an MES itself. In addition to the universal control of different production levels, PMP Track & Trace also offers individual reports and audit functions as well as an integrated random number generator for unique product ID codes. At ACHEMA (Frankfurt am Main from 18th to 22nd June 2012), the company will be on Stand J50, Hall 3.1 exhibiting various application scenarios for the software platform in the pharmaceutical industry.
Product tracking and authentication and/or real-time checking are critical components of comprehensive anti-counterfeiting solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. The control of the production and dispatch process as well as seamless traceability are at the centre of this type of solution. The PMP Personalization Management Platform with PMP-production and the PMP Track & Trace module covers all stages within these processes - from generating unique identification codes, to coding and identifying pharmaceutical packaging with individual data as required by law, through to dispatch and checking at the point of sale (POS).
All production levels under control
PMP-production controls the processes across different levels within a production system. Today, modern production systems are divided into the machine level, line level and factory level in terms of software. Above this is what is known as the ERP/MES level. Modules for generating and managing unique code numbers based on random numbers are housed within a scalable software architecture.
On the machine level, the PMP-production software manages and distributes the necessary order data for each individual production unit and receives information fed back from individual machines on the packaging line to import this data in turn into the central PMP database. All data transfers are encrypted and carried out in real-time. PMP also uses pre-selected data from the production data acquisition system for individually defined reports and audit functionalities.
All machines operated in a company to complete the relevant work stages are combined to form lines and controlled on the line level. Different lines for different work stages can be managed and controlled here. For example, for every packaging line, PMP delivers order, warehouse and material data as well as status information both for individual packages and combined packaging units (aggregated packs). All serial numbers belonging to an order are also linked directly to the customer order in the dispatch area. All activities can be tracked all the way through all the processes, visualised, and documented as reports or audits.