You can set up the Serialized Manufacturing application to perform serialization and aggregation of the manufactured products.
You can manage the Serialized Manufacturing application through the main tabs below.
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You can do the administration of products, product groups, and batches. Products can be associated with product groups.
For each product, you can specify market-specific master data.
You can manage the SSCC pool, monitor the serial number pool, and view the history of the packs and SSCCs.
Serial Number (SN) pool
The serial numbers are linked to product codes representing the instances of the product.
The Serialized Manufacturing application brings full flexibility for serial number management. You can fill the serial number pool in the following ways:
- Generate serial numbers in Movilitas.Cloud using the Serial Number Management (SNM) source. A business channel is to be created with Serial Number Management (SNM) source.
- Establish a connection to SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals (SAP ATTP) system from where Movilitas.Cloud can fetch the serial numbers. The connection can be established using a business channel with SAP ATTP source.
- Establish a connection to SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences (SAP ICH) system from where Movilitas.Cloud can fetch the serial numbers. The connection can be established using a business channel with SAP ICH source.
- Establish a connection to TraceLink from where Movilitas.Cloud can fetch the serial numbers. The connection can be established using a business channel with a TraceLink Partner source.
- Commission the external, unique, and GS1-compliant serial numbers through Manufacturer V2 API after producing the packs on the shopfloor.
In all cases, the serial numbers per product are stored in a serial number pool in the Serialized Manufacturing application to ensure that all the serial numbers are unique in the system.
In the serial number pool, you can monitor the status of the serial numbers. However, you cannot monitor the external serials commissioned over Manufacturer V2 API in the pool. The pool is just updated with them in the background and you can check them under the Commissioning tab.
You can manage serial shipping container codes (SSCCs) that are used to group individual packs of products and to keep track of them during the packaging process. Manufacturers can create SSCC sequences that follow the GS1 standard so they can be used outside the company. All SSCCs - generated in Movilitas.Cloud or sent through Manufacturer V2 API after aggregation - are listed in the SSCC pool with their status.
You can request the historical activities connected to each container.
You can request the historical activities connected to each pack.
While Marketing Authorization Holders (MAHs) hold the product license, the manufacturing activities can be outsourced to other companies, called Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs). As a MAH, you have contracted wholesalers. The Site management tab offers site data management and site activity control for the players of serialization.
As a MAH:
- You can register the CMOs that perform manufacturing on your behalf. You can add products to these CMOs and assign the serial numbers to the CMOs that they need to use during their manufacturing activities. You can export the assigned serials to a CSV file and give the file to the CMO.
- You can register all your contracted wholesalers (Third-Party Logistics - 3PLs).
- You can activate operators to scan items for commissioning by using the mobile application. This is a typical use case when you want to update Movilitas.Cloud with the output of the serialization activities, for example, by scanning the printed labels that are put on cartons. The scanned items are listed under the Commissioning tab and are ready for commissioning to the market.
- If you perform manufacturing, you can register your manufacturing sites.
As a CMO, you can register your manufacturing sites and the MAHs that outsource the manufacturing activities to you.
You can register packaging lines and packaging orders in Movilitas.Cloud and send packaging orders to the packaging lines.
Movilitas.Cloud offers two approaches:
|Approach||Description||When to Use?|
|Establishing a connection from Movilitas.Cloud to a packaging machine on the shopfloor|
You can establish a connection to systems on the shopfloor, for example, to a Wipotec-OCS machine, by creating a shopfloor channel with Wipotec-OCS source and then creating a packaging line using this shopfloor channel. In the article mapping of the Wipotec-OCS channel settings, it is possible to create mappings and specify up to 4 aggregation levels for the product codes included in the mapping. For more information, see Configuring a Wipotec-OCS channel and Specifying Aggregation Levels.
Once you have the packaging line, you can send packaging orders to it.
In a packaging order, you specify the number of packs that need to be serialized in production and you can specify the percentage of extra serial numbers.
|When you use Movilitas.Cloud to control the tasks on the shopfloor as well as to do the administration.|
|Controlling the shopfloor outside Movilitas.Cloud through middleware and using the Manufacturer V2 API to do the administration in Movilitas.Cloud.|
You can use the Manufacturer V2 API to get the information from Movilitas.Cloud to perform tasks on the shopfloor and to update the Movilitas.Cloud with the results from the shopfloor.
You control the shopfloor by using a middleware software and you use this middleware to communicate with Movilitas.Cloud over Manufacturer V2 API.
You register the packaging order and optionally the packaging line in Movilitas.Cloud for administration purposes, but there is no control over the shopfloor from Movilitas.Cloud.
Once the production is finished, you update Movilitas.Cloud with the results, including the order status, the serial numbers, SSCCs, and aggregations.
|When you use Movilitas.Cloud for administration purposes only and you isolate the control of shopfloor activities from Movilitas.Cloud by using middleware.|
You can send commissioning requests to Movilitas.Cloud in one of the following ways:
- Over the Manufacturer V2 API
- Over Movilitas Mobile by scanning packs
- By uploading a CSV file that contains the data of produced packs
In all cases, the items are listed under the Commissioning tab waiting for commissioning to a market.
When uploading a CSV file that contains the data of produced packs, the application processes the file line by line. It detects the mismatches found across the data set and saves the failed records to a downloadable CSV file.
Under the Commissioning tab, view the commissioning requests per product, select the items, and commission them to the applicable market.
You can define ZPL printing templates, printing destinations, and printing orders.
You can register FTP servers, NiceLabel Label Cloud printers, and Zebra Cloud Connect printers, as printing destinations by creating the respective channel. Once the printing orders are created, you can execute the printing orders in the required label format on the assigned printing destination.
You can include the following pieces of information in a printing order:
- Order ID
- Product code schema
- Product code
- Expiration date
- Amount of serial numbers
- ZPL printing template - applicable to Zebra printers only
- Printing destination
The serial numbers included in the printing order get the Assigned status in the serial number pool and they are associated with the order ID.
Allows you to configure the market profiles along with other settings. For each market profile, you set an applicable channel.
For more information on typical use cases, see the Serialized Manufacturing Workflows.