Additional Modules

Manufacturing Module

Mixing of previously weighed items, can be managed, by barcode scanning the details from the earlier Dispensing label. The Lotno useby-date and status can be re-checked during the assembly or mixing operations. The manufacturing program can manage two phases of production. Initially, during an assembly phase, the program will scan and confirm that all weighed materials are accounted for, either when the order is put-away after weighing or when the order is delivered to the mixing area. Then during the actual mixing phase, can require another barcode check, when the material is physically added to the mixing vessel, such as tanks, IBC, vacuum transfer, PLC system. This phase can record the date, time, user who is transferring the materials into the mixing vessel.

Packaging Module

3WS can also control, check, label your packaging materials. The process of assembling, then delivery to the production area, is different for packaging materials. Packaging materials are usually over-issued, to account for machine overruns, larger bulk shipment of materials, etc. The Packaging module, caters for these conditions, by barcode confirming the lotno of material.

Once the production run is complete, the remaining (left-over) packaging materials, can be returned to stock and re-labelled if required. The re-lbelling can also include the quantity returned, with this information recorded as a barcode, which is helpful the next time this material is issued to a work order. Returns can be assigned to specific (smaller) warehouse locations as well, which is then interfaced back to the ERP system.

Location Management Module

3WS has a full Location management system, to allow movements of materials, stocktake of materials and other enquiry functions. All location movements, can be interfaced with your ERP system. Some sites begin the location management on their ERP system, when the materials are received. Then 3WS takes over, to manage by lotno barcode with location barcodes, to track all movements and usage. Each activity is then linked to-and-from the ERP system.

PLC Interfaces

Many large bulk processes are linked to 3WS, from vacuum transfer management, to PLC applications such as Rockwell, Rosemount, Yokogawa, Allen-Bradley, CI-Tech, Nucon, etc. 3WS always manages the GMP integrity and data audit trail to FDA level, so linking 3WS with a PLC application, enhances the other system, by guaranteeing the processing steps of all material and products onsite. The Electronic Batch Record (EBR) recorded from ERP, into 3WS and with other PLC systems, is fully validated and records all production and manufacturing activities. Usually a PLC system, will not record a full EBR to regulatory requirements.

Other modules include Material Scheduling, Labor Costing and many interfaces with SAP, JDE, Movex etc