In the Serialized Manufacturing application, you can manage the Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs):

  • You can register the CMOs that perform manufacturing activities on behalf of your company.
  • You can select the products that the CMO can produce and then you can assign serials to the CMO per product that they must use during manufacturing.
  • You can export the assigned serials to a downloadable CSV file.


List of Procedures


Creating a CMO


You need to register all the CMOs that manufacture products on behalf of your company by giving their master data and the list of products.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site managementCMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs and the Create CMO panel.


Note: When viewing the details of a CMO, you can open the Create CMO panel by clicking Create.



2. Under the Master data tab, fill in the form as described below. The required fields are marked with an asterisk (*) in the form.


FieldDescription
CMO nameEnter the CMO name.
CMO IDEnter an identifier for the CMO. This ID is the one that you would give for the CMO in the Melior Gateway. It can be useful, for example, when there are multiple CMOs with the same name but with different addresses. The ID helps the application to identify the CMO.
CityEnter the city where the CMO is located.
StreetEnter the street. The form offers three rows (levels) for the street data.
StateEnter the state.
ZIP codeEnter the postal code.
Select countrySelect the country. Start entering the country name to filter on the countries.
Produceable products

Select the products that the CMO can produce on your behalf. The application displays a prefiltered list of 10 products in the drop-down but you can search for any product by entering the product code or the product name in the search field.


You can assign the same product to multiple CMOs.


3. Click Save. The CMO is created and is added to the list.



Next Steps


Assign serials to the CMO per product. For more information, see Assigning Serials and Exporting the Serials to a CSV File.


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Searching for a CMO


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Enter the CMO name in the search field.

  • The list of the CMOs is filtered based on the search criteria.
  • You can reset the filter by clicking Reset filters.

3. Select the CMO to view its details:

  • The master data on the Update CMO panel.
  • The list of exported files containing serials on the Exported Files panel.
  • The status of serials per assigned product by clicking on the Serial management tab.


Example:




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Assigning Serials and Exporting the Serials to a CSV File


After selecting the products that the CMO can produce on behalf of your company, you can assign the serials to the CMO and then export the serials to a CSV file. The CMO must use the assigned and exported serials during production. The serials are taken from the previously filled serial number pool and they are unique numbers.


Before You Begin


Make sure you have filled the serial number pool with serials. You can generate serials in-house by using SNM or you can request serials from SAP ATTP or SAP ICH.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Find and select the CMO to view its details. The application displays the master data of the CMO on the Update CMO panel and the list of exported files on the Exported Files panel.


Example:



3. Click Serial management tab. The application displays the list of products assigned to the CMO with the number of available versus assigned serials and the action buttons.


The action buttons are only active if the applicable operation is valid for the product.


Example:



4. Select a product and click on the Assign serials button on the right.



5. In the Assign serials window, enter the number of serials you want to assign.


Note: You cannot assign more serials than what is available in the pool.


In our example, we are going to assign 1100 serials for the product "11223344556677 Medicine Demo Product". At this point, we have 1360 available serials and 10 serials were assigned in the past:



6. Click Save.


The application is assigning the requested amount of serials in the background and displays the progress of the operation. Depending on the specified amount, this may take some time to process the request. Once the operation is completed, the number of assigned serials is increased while the number of available serials is reduced with the specified amount.


In our example, we have assigned 1100 serials for the product "11223344556677 Medicine Demo Product". The number of available serials is reduced to 260 while the number of assigned serials is increased to 1110.



7. Export the assigned serials to a CSV file by clicking on the Export serials to CSV button on the right.


Example:



8. In the Export Serials window, enter the number of serials to be exported.


The window displays two numbers: 

  • The number of assigned serials, independently of the export status.
  • The number of assigned but not exported serials.



Enter the number by considering the following:

  • By default, you cannot enter a number that is greater than the number of assigned but not exported serials (the second value in the window).
  • If you want to include already exported serials in the CSV file, select the Allow already exported serials checkbox. The maximum allowed number to export is the number of assigned serials (the first value in the window).


In the following example:

  • The number of assigned serials is 1110. This contains all the assigned serials, including the previously exported ones.
  • The number of assigned but not exported serials is 1100. This does not contain previously exported serials.
  • We are entering 1105 serials, so we need to select the Allow already exported serials checkbox because 5 serials will be taken from the previously exported serials.



9. Click Export. The application exports the serials to a CSV file and lists the file on the Exported Files panel at the bottom of the page.


The filename contains the following (from left to right):

  • Product code
  • CMO name
  • The number of serials exported
  • Date and time of the creation
  • (Optional) The "CanContainDuplicateSerials" text when previously exported serials are also included in the file.


The following example illustrates two CSV files. The first one at the top contains previously exported serials, while the second one does not contain previously exported serials:



Next Steps


Download the CSV file containing the exported serials. For more information, see Downloading a CSV File.



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Downloading a CSV File


The assigned serials are exported to a CSV file that you can download from Movilitas.Cloud. After selecting a CMO from the list, the downloadable files are listed on the Exported Files panel.


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Find and select the CMO to view its details. The application displays the master data of the CMO on the Update CMO panel and the list of exported files on the Exported Files panel.


Example:



3. On the Exported Files panel, find the file you want to download. By default, the latest file is at the top, and you can order the files by the filename.


To ensure that the list is up-to-date, click on the Refresh button at the top-right corner of the panel.



4. Click on the Download CSV File button next to the file you want to download.



5. Select a location for the file and confirm the action. The file is downloaded to your computer.


Depending on the computer OS and the editor application you are using, you may experience an auto-change in the format that you need to correct. A few examples for format change:

  • By using Microsoft Excel on a computer running Microsoft Windows, you may experience that the product code format is changed. Apply "Text" format for the product code.
  • By using the Brackets application on a MacBook, the comma (,) separator is automatically changed to the semicolon (;) separator. Replace the separator and use comma (,) separator.



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Updating the Master Data of a CMO


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Find and select the CMO in the list you want to update. The application displays the master data of the CMO on the Update CMO panel.


3. Under the Master data tab, modify the required fields.


FieldDescription
CMO nameEnter the CMO name.
CMO IDEnter an identifier for the CMO. This ID is the one that you would give for the CMO in the Melior Gateway. It can be useful, for example, when there are multiple CMOs with the same name but with different addresses. The ID helps the application to identify the CMO.
CityEnter the city where the CMO is located.
StreetEnter the street. The form offers three rows (levels) for the street data.
StateEnter the state.
ZIP code
Enter the postal code.
Select countrySelect the country. Start entering the country name to filter on the countries.
Produceable products

Select the products that the CMO can produce on your behalf. The application displays a prefiltered list of 10 products in the drop-down but you can search for any product by entering the product code or the product name in the search field.


You can assign the same product to multiple CMOs.


4. Click Save.



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Deleting a CMO


Procedure


1. In the Serialized Manufacturing application, select Site management --> CMOs tab. The application displays the list of CMOs.


2. Find the CMO in the list you want to delete.


Example:



3. Click the delete icon and confirm the deletion by clicking Yes.



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