Valdata Systems CMS Manufacturing Execution System - The Difference is in the Scales

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Valdata Systems’ Manufacturing Execution System includes Scale Connectivity to ensure accuracy of weighment and data collection

software connected to scales

Compounder Using Valdata CMS Connected to Scales

raw materials are identified by reading a bar code, lots are verified the same way, precise amounts dispensed are recorded through the PC link to the scale and it is all 'real time'

Valdata Systems has developed a Manufacturing Execution System(MES) that is able to guarantee that every batch ingredient is dispensed accurately, and all inventory transactions resulting from manufacturing is 100% accurate. How do they do it? The answer is scale connectivity.

The CMS Manufacturing Execution System is tied directly to the scales on the shop floor. The software receives the electronic batch record for production and verifies through bar code license plates each raw ingredient to be weighed. Once the raw ingredient has been verified and dispensing begins, the software communicates directly with the scale to verify that the proper amount has been used. If an over or under pour occurs, the software requires the proper adjustments to be made before the batch can be moved to production.

The information is then fed back to the inventory system adjusting the container of raw material by the exact weight as taken directly from the scale. No human error, no time delay in entry. 100% accurate information fed into the system translates into the elimination of rework, accurate inventory records and total traceability.

The Kerry Group facility in Clark, NJ is just one customer using Valdata’s Manufacturing Execution System. Gerry Ferrara, Vice President of Operations, had this to say:

“We have 10 compounders making an average 23 batches per day with an average 35 ingredients per batch. We have over 1000 raw materials in our inventory. Prior to Valdata … we relied on compounders to write down lot numbers used, there was a reasonable percentage of errors resulting in inventory discrepancy. Today, the raw materials are identified by reading a bar code, lots are verified the same way, precise amounts dispensed are recorded through the PC link to the scale and it is all 'real time' … the improvement in product and data quality has been clear …”

Valdata’s Manufacturing System is one part of its inclusive Chemical Management System. A dock to delivery system which helps companies manufacture with confidence.

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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