Solutions from Level 1 to Level 5
The Track & Trace solutions from the Business Area Pharma label each sales unit with a code that includes a serial number. If the company wishes, every sales unit can also be provided with a tamper-evidence sealing label. “In this process, every medication package receives its unique fingerprint,” says Krauss. Every region and country has its own laws governing this process, which suppliers and manufacturers must comply with. For example, individual sales units can be aggregated into the next-largest packaging unit. For this process, Körber’s Track & Trace competence area offers system solutions ranging from Level 1 to Level 5 in conformity with the ISA-95 standard.
At Level 2, the serialization solution comprises highly sophisticated software as well as machines and workstations that fulfill the legal requirements concerning production and packaging solutions. In addition, at Level 3 different lines can be smoothly managed via a central administration function. The serial numbers and production data are transmitted via existing interfaces, such as those of the software offered by the Business Area Pharma or SAP. From there they are transmitted to Level 4 and Level 5. In this way pharmaceutical companies that use Track & Trace solutions from Körber can organize their production processes from Level 1 to Level 5 in conformity with the legal regulations from start to finish.