MODEX 2018 - supply chain, manufacturing, distribution trade show
Georgia World Congress Center
  Atlanta, GA | April 9-12, 2018
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CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System

Posted by Pineberry Manufacturing Inc. (booth # B4420)

Summary of Innovation

The Pineberry CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System builds a parent-child relationship as products move through the packaging stages of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Aggregation impacts serialization projects on the packaging lines, throughout manufacturers operations and the overall supply chain. In partnership with Adents Pharma Suite, the Pineberry CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System automatically combines individual serialized cartons and takes a picture of all the fixed and variable serialized track and trace data. Using robotics to band and case batches together, the Pineberry CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System prints and applies a label to the band/case with a serial number. As the cartons are combined, the serial number of the aggregated unit (parent) is associated with the multiple serial numbers of the individual cartons (child) contained within it, thus builds a parent-child relationship as products move through the packaging stages of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Manufacturers, wholesale distributors, repackagers and pharmaceutical supply chains inherit the most benefits facing significant packaging line upgrades to meet the current and emerging regulations compliant with the USA FDA Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Putting aggregation in place offers operational benefits, like inventory management. With serialization, wholesalers are able to identify inventory down to a specific unit and track it internally. With aggregation, they could do that for both opened and sealed cases as well. It greatly simplifies cycle counting, which wholesalers periodically do to check their physical inventory against what their system thinks they have. Aggregation allows them to scan just the sealed case and instantly know the identities of all the individual units.

Innovation Statement

The CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System is a very robust, economical solution with a small footprint used to automatically build a parent-child relationship as products move through the packaging stages of a packaging, e-commerce or pharmaceutical supply chain. The CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System automatically combines individual serialized cartons and takes a picture of all the fixed and variable serialized track and trace data. Using robotics to band and case batches together, the Pineberry CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System prints and applies a label to the band/case with a serial number. As the cartons are combined, the serial number of the aggregated unit (parent) is associated with the multiple serial numbers of the individual cartons (child) contained within it, thus builds a parent-child relationship as products move through the packaging stages of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Applicability

Putting aggregation in place offers operational benefits, like inventory management and reduces bottlenecks and labor costs. Manufacturers, wholesale distributors, repackagers and pharmaceutical supply chains inherit the most benefits from the CartonTrac Serialization and Aggregation System; faces significant packaging line upgrades to meet current and emerging regulations, like the USA FDA Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

 

Posted Date 11/13/17
Contact Chris Pereira
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Category Best New Innovation

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