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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Products

You can do the administration of products, product groups, and batches. Products can be associated with product groups.


SN/SSCC pool

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.
  • 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.


SSCC pool


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.


SSCC history


You can request the historical activities connected to each container.


Pack history


You can request the historical activities connected to each pack.


Site Management

While MAHs hold the product license, the manufacturing activities can be outsourced to other companies, called Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs). As a Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH), you can register the CMOs in Movilitas.Cloud. 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.


Packaging

You can register packaging lines and packaging orders in Movilitas.Cloud and send packaging orders to the packaging lines.


Movilitas.Cloud offers two approaches:


ApproachDescriptionWhen 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.

  • The extra percentage ensures that there are enough serial numbers in case some packs are rejected at the line due to an error during production.
  • You can follow up on the progress of the packaging orders in the Packaging --> Packaging orders --> Packaging order history tab.
  • Once the packaging order is released, the serial numbers included in it get the Assigned status in the serial number pool and they are associated with the order number.
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.



Commissioning

You can send commissioning requests over the Manufacturer V2 API. You can view the requests per product on the Commissioning tab of the Serialized Manufacturing application, and take the necessary actions:

  • Select the serials and containers.
  • Commission and report them to the selected market.


Labels

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
  • Batch
  • 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.


Settings

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.