Valdata Systems MES Includes Resource Maintenance to Prevent Product Recalls

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Manufacturing Execution System Helps Companies Enforce Resource Maintenance Rules

Resource Maintenance

Policing Resource Maintenance

An average of 57% of customers will not purchase a product perceived as having been part of a recall for at least six months

Valdata Systems, supplier of Chemical Management Systems(“CMS”), announced that it has added the policing of resource maintenance to its Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

MES manages the maintenance of resources throughout the facility. Resources can include just about anything from scales, tanks / vessels, hoses, equipment (mixers / homogenizers/ etc), rooms (vessels and tanks get assigned to rooms), meters and even people. When a resource is associated with an order, unless the scheduled resource maintenance is performed, that order cannot be executed. In other words, unlike a standalone asset management program, CMS prevents recalls due to contamination or lack of maintenance.

Just this past February, Bedford Laboratories™ was forced to recall three lots of Cytarabine for Injection. This recall was due to “post-release investigation of the manufacturing area which determined a potential elevated risk of a lack of sterility assurance for these specific lots” Having a system in place to enforce cleaning and sterilization of vessels which is policed through the manufacturing system helps to prevent these types of recalls, savings companies millions of dollars. The cost of a recall does not stop at the cost of the actual product being recalled – it also includes lost future business due to lack of confidence. According to a study by Vigilistics, Inc., an average of 57% of customers will not purchase a product perceived as having been part of a recall for at least six months.

With all this at stake, a system that protects against contamination is critical.

About Valdata Systems:

Headquartered in Fairfield, NJ, Valdata Systems is a premier provider of Chemical Management solutions specifically targeting the Pharmaceutical, Flavor & Fragrance, Nutraceutical and Chemical Manufacturing industries.

For more information on Chemical Management Systems, Inventory Control Systems, Recipe Manager and other products provided by Valdata Systems please visit: http://www.valdatasystems.com

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