A factory normally consists of multiple production lines, all of which can be controlled via PMP-production. The supervisor function of the software platform from Atlantic Zeiser allows the factory manager to assign all production orders optimally to the individual lines. An integrated planning tool supports the optimised production and shipping flow within the individual lines. The visualisation of all activities provides an excellent production overview.
PMP Track & Trace
The PMP Track & Trace software module logs all actions on every production unit or machine involved in the production process. This ensures that all data and information on ingredients used and their batch numbers, on machines, production lines, factories as well as shipping, destination and customer can be comprehensively recorded and tracked. In addition, reliable timestamps are added to all actions, permitting seamless traceability and reconstruction of the production process. Derived properties such as the expiry date or unique identification features such as serialisation numbers are linked directly to the corresponding product packaging. A random number generator ensures the allocation of a unique serial number or an appropriate code. This ensures complete product traceability on the basis of the identification features attached. The data on the packaging status provides sufficient information for the verification process down the entire production and supply chain. The latest interface solutions guarantee real-time data exchange.
Real-time verification processes
PMP Track & Trace also provides secure interfaces for the actual verification processes that permit the transmission of exported product codes via various media (e.g. secure internet connection / dedicated line, GSM, etc.). PMP Track & Trace checks that the codes received are genuine, and sends back the result immediately. The data transfers are encrypted and carried out in real-time. Modern media such as smartphones can also be used for this purpose. This means that the verification processes can be started from any location.
AZ Trust Centre
The services of a trust centre are often used to generate serial numbers of grey market codes, particularly if the corresponding carton printing is being carried out by a supplier, for example. Atlantic Zeiser operates its own AZ Trust Centre that guarantees unique codes for long time intervals, as well as the secure storage and management of the codes and numbers. This simplifies the processes within the production site considerably as it is not then necessary to generate these codes or ensure that the codes are unique.
Atlantic Zeiser will be at ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main in Hall 3.1, Stand J50 to demonstrate the opportunities offered by the software PMP Track & Trace.