This section provides an overview of how to configure and manage the Serialized Logistics application. The Serialized Logistics application supports companies in carrying out transfer, verification, and other logistics-related activities in their warehouses and reporting these activities to the market (when applicable).


The workflows below illustrate typical use cases for the user. The description is not exhaustive and is not meant to be exhaustive. The goal is to help the users to get an idea of how to use the application for certain activities.


In the below use cases, we assume that you have already activated the Serialized Logistics application in Movilitas.Cloud. For certain cases, the Reports & Analysis application also needs to be activated in Movilitas.Cloud. This is a one-time activity when you start your journey with Movilitas.Cloud. For more information, see Enabling Applications for a Tenant.


List of Use Cases


Reporting Transfers to BPOM (Indonesia)


In this use case, you want to perform shipping and receiving activities in your warehouses and report these activities to BPOM. Your warehouses can have either the manufacturer or the distributor role.



Before You Begin


Make sure that:

  • You have added mobile users to your tenant. For more information, see Managing Users of a Tenant.
  • You have configured the BPOM channels you need. For more information on the channel, see BPOM.


For the BPOM channel, specify the type of the shipping locations (warehouse or client) and import them to the Serialized Logistics application. The imported shipping locations are available under the Site management --> Warehouses or Site management --> Clients tab, respectively.


Procedure


1. (Optional) Set the default channel under the Serialized Logistics application --> Settings tab. For more information, see Settings.


2. Configure the site-related aspects.


OptionAction
Warehouses

Configure warehouses where the scanning activities will be performed.

  1. Specify the name, address, country, assign the BPOM channel as the regulatory channel.
  2. Define whether the warehouse is involved in manufacturing or distribution activities. For a manufacturing site, you can activate commissioning while shipping.
  3. Optionally, assign devices to the warehouses by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). Only the given device can be used in the warehouse.


Note: The BPOM shipping locations specified as warehouses on the BPOM channel settings page are automatically imported and are available in the list. The configuration form is prefilled with the existing data and the application displays the text Imported through BPOM channel under the warehouse name in the list.

Operators

Assign operators to the warehouses and specify privileges for them, that is, what activities they can perform.


Optionally, assign devices to the operators by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The operators can use only the given device for scanning. This setting is overwritten by the UUID setting at the warehouse level.

Clients

Specify the clients that are the destinations of the shipping activities (outbound external only).


Note: The BPOM shipping locations specified as clients on the BPOM channel settings page are automatically imported and are available in the list. The configuration form is prefilled with the existing data and the application displays the text Imported through BPOM channel under the client name in the list.


For more information, see Managing Warehouses, Managing Operators, and Managing Clients.


3. As an operator, perform the transfer activities in the warehouses by using Movilitas Mobile.


In this use case, they will perform the following actions:

  • Ship products
  • Receive products


Note: For manufacturer sites, it is also possible to commission the items while shipping to accelerate serialization and logistics activities. The setting can be activated or deactivated on the warehouse level and it requires administrator rights. The setting does not bring extra UI functions for the user in the mobile application who wants to ship. However, the application executes additional tasks and reports in the background.


For more information, see Movilitas Mobile for Serialized Logistics.


4. Monitor the transfers. For more information on the transfers, see Viewing Inbound Transfers and Viewing Outbound Transfers.


5. Check the BPOM logs and make sure that the activities in your warehouse are successful. For more information, see Configuring BPOM Channel, Viewing BPOM Logs, and Importing Shipping Locations.


6. (Optional) Open the Serialized Manufacturing application and go to the SN/SSCC pool tab. Track the SSCC or pack history. For more information, see Viewing the SSCC History (Serialized Manufacturing application) and Viewing the Pack History (Serialized Manufacturing application).


Note: Only applicable to products that were produced by this tenant.


7. (Optional) View the batch data and the pack status summary for the batch. For more information, see Managing Batches.


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Verifying Items against SAP ATTP and Requesting Product Information


In this use case, you want to verify items against SAP ATTP in your distributor warehouse to make sure the items are valid. Also, you want to provide electronic content for the operators in the warehouse to know more about the product (for example, storage details).



Before You Begin


Make sure that:

  • You have added mobile users to your tenant. For more information, see Managing Users of a Tenant.
  • You or your company has prepared a GS1 Digital Link Resolver Server to serve electronic content requests from Movilitas.Cloud. The server is an external component that you cannot control in Movilitas.Cloud. You can only set the server URL in Movilitas.Cloud and the Serialized Logistics application connects to this server when an operator will request electronic content in the warehouse.
  • You have configured the SAP ATTP channel. For more information on the channel, see SAP ATTP.


Procedure


1. (Optional) Set the default channel and provide the GS1 Digital Link Resolver Server URL under the Serialized Logistics application --> Settings tab. For more information, see Settings.


2. Configure the site-related aspects.


OptionAction
WarehousesConfigure warehouses where the scanning activities will be performed.
  1. Specify the name, address, country, SGLN, and assign the SAP ATTP channel as the business channel.
  2. Select Distributor for the role.
  3. Optionally, assign devices to the warehouses by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). Only the given device can be used in the warehouse.
Operators

Assign operators to the warehouses and specify privileges for them, that is, what activities they can perform.


Optionally, assign devices to the operators by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The operators can use only the given device for scanning. This setting is overwritten by the UUID setting at the warehouse level.


For more information, see Managing Warehouses and Managing Operators.


3. As an operator, perform the scanning activities in the warehouses by using Movilitas Mobile. 


In this use case, you can perform the following actions:

  • Verify items
  • Scan items offline for verification
  • Submit the items scanned offline to the external system
  • Request electronic content


For more information, see Movilitas Mobile for Serialized Logistics.


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Commissioning while Shipping to a Client and Reporting to SAP ICH (China)


In this use case, you are at a manufacturing site, and you want to commission and ship to a client at the same time. You want to report the activity to SAP ICH.



Before You Begin


Make sure that:

  • You have added mobile users to your tenant. For more information, see Managing Users of a Tenant.
  • You have configured the SAP ICH channel. For more information on the channel, see SAP ICH.

 

Procedure


1. (Optional) Set the default channel under the Serialized Logistics application --> Settings tab. For more information, see Settings.


2. Configure the site-related aspects.


OptionAction
Warehouses

Configure warehouses where the scanning activities will be performed.

  1. Specify the name, address, country, SGLN, and assign the SAP ICH channel as the business channel.
  2. Select Manufacturer for the role, and activate commissioning while shipping.
  3. Optionally, assign devices to the warehouses by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). Only the given device can be used in the warehouse.
Operators

Assign operators to the warehouses and specify the Shipping privilege for them.


Optionally, assign devices to the operators by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The operators can use only the given device for scanning. This setting is overwritten by the UUID setting at the warehouse level.

Clients

Specify the clients that are the destinations of the commissioning and shipping activities (outbound external only).


For more information, see Managing Warehouses, Managing Operators, and Managing Clients.


3. (Optional) Create outbound external orders to have a list of the jobs in the warehouses. For more information, see Managing Outbound Orders.


Note: The outbound orders are not linked to the mobile application yet.


4. As an operator, perform the shipping activity for purchase orders in the warehouse by using Movilitas Mobile.


Note: The operators commission the items while shipping to accelerate serialization and logistics activities. The setting can be activated or deactivated on the warehouse level and it requires administrator rights. The setting does not bring extra UI functions for the user in the mobile application who wants to ship. However, the application executes additional tasks and reports in the background.


For more information, see Ship or Return Products in Serialized Logistics (Mobile)


5. Monitor the outbound external transfers. For more information, see Viewing Outbound Transfers.


6. Check the SAP ICH messages and make sure that the activities in your warehouse are successful. For more information, see Configuring and Monitoring an SAP ICH Channel.


7. (Optional) Open the Serialized Manufacturing application and go to the SN/SSCC pool tab. Track the pack history. For more information, see Viewing the Pack History (Serialized Manufacturing application).


8. (Optional) View the batch data and the pack status summary for the batch. For more information, see Managing Batches (Serialized Manufacturing application).


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Receiving Inbound External Orders and Verifying Items Against the NMVS (FMD Europe)


In this use case, you are a wholesaler (distributor) in the European pharma market and you want to receive products from your suppliers. You create orders to organize the activities in the warehouse and you verify the items against the National system of your country to make sure that the item from the supplier is valid.


The scans are stored in the database and you can also view the details of the scans, including alerts (if any).



Before You Begin


Make sure that:

 

Procedure


1. Configure the site-related aspects.


OptionAction
WarehousesConfigure warehouses where the scanning activities will be performed.
  1. Specify the name, the warehouse tag, and the country. Make sure that you provide the warehouse tag during the warehouse creation in the Admin UI. This tag identifies the warehouse and links the warehouse to the order while creating the order over API.
  2. Assign the Arvato Regulatory channel as the regulatory channel.
  3. Select Distributor for the role.
  4. Optionally, assign devices to the warehouses by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). Only the given device can be used in the warehouse.
Operators

Assign operators to the warehouses and specify the Receiving privilege and optionally the Verifying privilege for them. While receiving, there is an automatic verification against the NMVS in the background.


Optionally, assign devices to the operators by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The operators can use only the given device for scanning. This setting is overwritten by the UUID setting at the warehouse level.

Suppliers

Configure the suppliers that are the sources of the receiving activities (inbound external only).


You can create the products of the suppliers in the UI or also through API while creating the orders. Make sure that you also provide a supplier tag during the supplier creation in the Admin UI. This tag identifies the supplier and links the supplier to the product while creating the order over API.


For more information, see Managing Warehouses, Managing Operators, and Managing Suppliers.


2. Create the inbound external orders over API from the external system. For more information, see Creating an Inbound Order.


The order is created and is listed under the Serialized Logistics application --> Orders --> Inbound orders tab.


3. As an operator, perform the receiving activity for an inbound external order in the warehouse by using Movilitas Mobile.


For more information, see section Receive from External Source (Supplier) in Receive Products in Serialized Logistics (Mobile).


While scanning the items for receiving, each item is verified against the NMVS through the configured Arvato regulatory channel. If an item is not in the correct status (inactive in the market or there is an issue with the item), the operator shall put the item aside and that item cannot be received.


4. Monitor the inbound external order. For more information, see Managing Inbound Orders.


5. After the order is received, check the inbound external transfer. For more information, see Viewing Inbound Transfers.


6. If the received quantity is less than the expected quantity in the order, create a new delivery for the order over API in the external system. For more information, see Adding a Delivery to an Inbound Order.


You can add a new delivery to a received inbound external order. By adding the new delivery to the order, the order is reopened and goes to New delivery status. The operators can continue scanning for the order in the warehouse.


An order can have one or more deliveries, but only one delivery is open for the order at one time. If an order is received, it can be reopened by introducing a new delivery.


7. As an operator, receive the new delivery for the order by using Movilitas Mobile.


8. Monitor the inbound external order again.


9. After the order is received again, check the inbound external transfer.


10. (Optional) Open the Reports & Analysis application and check the FMD scans. Investigate the alerts (if any). For more information, see Viewing FMD Scans (Reports & Analysis application).


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Shipping to a Client and Verifying Items against the NMVS (FMD Europe)


In this use case, you are a wholesaler (distributor) in the European pharma market and you want to ship products to your clients. While shipping, you want to verify the items against the National system of your country to make sure that the item is valid.


The scans are stored in the database and you can also view the details of the scans, including alerts (if any).



Before You Begin


Make sure that:

  • You have added mobile users to your tenant. For more information, see Managing Users of a Tenant.
  • You have configured an Arvato regulatory channel to access the NMVS of your country. For more information on the channel, see Arvato Channel. Make sure you select the regulatory channel type.

 

Procedure


1. Configure the site-related aspects.


OptionAction
WarehousesConfigure warehouses where the scanning activities will be performed.
  1. Specify the name and the country.
  2. Assign the Arvato Regulatory channel as the regulatory channel.
  3. Select Distributor for the role.
  4. Optionally, assign devices to the warehouses by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). Only the given device can be used in the warehouse.
Operators

Assign operators to the warehouses and specify the Shipping privilege and optionally the Verifying privilege for them. While shipping, there is an automatic verification against the NMVS in the background.


Optionally, assign devices to the operators by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The operators can use only the given device for scanning. This setting is overwritten by the UUID setting at the warehouse level.

Clients

Specify the clients that are the destinations of the shipping activities (outbound external only).


For more information, see Managing Warehouses, Managing Operators, and Managing Clients.


2. As an operator, ship the items by purchase order ID to the client in Movilitas Mobile. An outbound external transfer is created.


For more information, see section Ship by Purchase Order ID to a Client (External) in Ship or Return Products in Serialized Logistics (Mobile).


While scanning the items for shipping, each item is verified against the NMVS through the configured Arvato regulatory channel. If an item is not in the correct status (inactive in the market or there is an issue with the item), the operator shall put the item aside and that item cannot be shipped.


3. Check the outbound external transfer. For more information, see Viewing Outbound Transfers and Sending an EPCIS 1.2 File to the Supplier.


4. (Optional) Open the Reports & Analysis application and check the FMD scans. Investigate the alerts (if any). For more information, see Viewing FMD Scans (Reports & Analysis application).



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Decommissioning Packs towards the NMVS (FMD Europe)


In this use case, you are a hospital pharmacy or a distributor (wholesaler) in the European pharma market and you want to decommission packs towards the National system of your country.


The scans are stored in the database and you can also view the details of the scans, including alerts (if any).



Before You Begin


Make sure that:

  • You have added mobile users to your tenant. For more information, see Managing Users of a Tenant.
  • You have configured an Arvato regulatory channel to access the NMVS of your country. For more information on the channel, see Arvato Channel. Make sure you select the regulatory channel type.


Procedure


1. Configure the site-related aspects.


OptionAction
WarehousesConfigure warehouses where the scanning activities will be performed.
  1. Specify the name, and the country.
  2. Assign the Arvato Regulatory channel as the regulatory channel.
  3. Select Distributor for the role.
  4. Optionally, assign devices to the warehouses by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). Only the given device can be used in the warehouse.
Operators

Assign operators to the warehouses and specify the Decommissioning privileges for them:

  • Decommissioning - Destroy
  • Decommissioning - Supply
  • Decommissioning - Sample
  • Decommissioning - Export


Optionally, assign devices to the operators by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The operators can use only the given device for scanning. This setting is overwritten by the UUID setting at the warehouse level.


For more information, see Managing Warehouses and Managing Operators, and Managing Suppliers.


2. As an operator, perform the decommissioning activity in the warehouse by using Movilitas Mobile.


For more information, see Decommission Products in Serialized Logistics (Mobile).


After the items are submitted, the action is reported to NMVS through the configured Arvato regulatory channel. If an item is not in the correct status (already inactive), the application informs the operator.


3. (Optional) Open the Reports & Analysis application and check the FMD scans. Investigate the alerts (if any). For more information, see Viewing FMD Scans (Reports & Analysis application).


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Performing Logistics on Behalf of a Marketing Authorization Holder and Sending the Transfer Report as an EPCIS 1.2 File (United Arab Emirates --> Bahrain)


In this use case, you act as a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) company that performs logistics activities on behalf of a Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH).


The MAH provides the input as an EPCIS 1.1 file to you containing the trade items and containers that are ready for further aggregation and shipping to the client in Bahrain. For the additional aggregations, you print SSCC labels in Movilitas.Cloud or you can use external SSCCs given by the MAH. You also receive returns from the client.


The outbound external transfers (shipping) are reported in EPCIS 1.2 files that you can download and/or send to the MAH that will perform the administration.



Before You Begin


Make sure that:

 

Procedure


1. Register the MAH as a supplier.

  • Give the name and address.
  • Provide a supplier email address.
  • Specify that you act as a 3PL for this supplier and provide the supplier SGLN.

For more information, see Managing Suppliers.


2. Upload the EPCIS 1.1 file received from the MAH. This file includes the trade items and containers to be shipped and further aggregation may also be required.  For more information, see Managing Suppliers.


3. Create one or more ZPL label templates for the SSCCs. For more information, see Managing ZPL Printing Templates for SSCCs.


Note: This is only required when you want to print SSCC labels by using Movilitas.Cloud. External SSCCs having the company prefix of the supplier (MAH) can also be used.


4. Generate SSCCs in-house. These SSCCs will be used for aggregation.


Note: This is only required when you want to use SSCCs generated in Movilitas.Cloud for aggregations. External SSCCs having the company prefix of the supplier (MAH) can also be used.


5. Configure the warehouse. Make sure that you specify the SGLN and a previously created preprint SSCC template. For more information, see Managing Warehouses.


6. Configure the operators.

  • Assign the operator to a warehouse.
  • Specify the Zebra printing channel and select a printer.
  • Assign privileges to the operator: Preprint SSCCs, Packing, Shipping, and/or Receiving.
  • Optionally, assign devices to the operators by giving their Universally Unique Identifier (UUID). The operators can use only the given device for scanning. This setting is overwritten by the UUID setting at the warehouse level.


7. Configure the clients. Make sure you select Bahrain for the country. For more information, see Managing Clients.


8. As an operator, perform the activities in the warehouse:

  • Preprinting SSCC labels
  • Packing
  • Shipping to clients
  • Receiving external returns from clients

For more information, see Movilitas Mobile for Serialized Logistics.


9. Monitor the transfers (outbound external and inbound external return). For more information, see Viewing Inbound Transfers and Viewing Outbound Transfers and Sending an EPCIS 1.2 File to the Supplier.


10. For outbound external transfers, download and send the EPCIS 1.2 file to the supplier. For more information, see Viewing Outbound Transfers and Sending an EPCIS 1.2 File to the Supplier.


Note: The application generates the EPCIS 1.2 file before executing the action. Depending on the size of the transfer, the operation might take a few minutes.


11. Monitor the SSCC pool and the SSCC history. For more information, see Managing the SSCC Pool and Viewing the SSCC History.


12. View the batch history. For more information, see Viewing the Batch History.


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Processing Shipping Event from SAP ATTP to TraceLink


In this use case, you use the Serialized Logistics application and other Movilitas.Cloud services as a gateway between SAP ATTP and TraceLink systems to perform serialization activities and logistics. Movilitas.Cloud forwards commissioning requests from SAP ATTP to TraceLink. The request also contains the shipping event that is automatically processed just like the produced items and aggregations.


Your company acts as a Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) that uses SAP ATTP to send the commissioning request and the shipping event to the Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH) that uses TraceLink.




Before You Begin


Make sure that:


Procedure


1. Configure the site-related aspects.


OptionAction
WarehousesConfigure the warehouse where the shipping is performed.
  1. Specify the name, address, country, and SGLN. Make sure that you specify the SGLN.
  2. Select Manufacturer for the role.
Clients

Specify the client that is the destination of the shipping activities (outbound external only).

  1. Specify the name, business address, country, and SGLN. The SGLN relates to the business location.
  2. Select the TraceLink collaboration channel and the TraceLink company identifier belonging to the client.
  3. Specify the delivery address(es). As a minimum, provide the delivery address ID, country, and delivery address SGLN. The SGLN relates to the facility location.


For more information, see Managing Warehouses and Managing Clients.


2. Create an SAP ATTP channel and configure it to receive requests from SAP ATTP.

  • You will need the Movilitas.Cloud endpoints and the credentials so that you can send requests to Movilitas.Cloud from SAP ATTP.
  • Customize the channel based on the preferred business processes. For this use case, direct release to market from SAP ATTP and processing shipping events must be activated.

For more information, see Configuring an SAP ATTP Channel and Managing the EPCIS Messages.


3. As an SAP ATTP user, send the commissioning request to Movilitas.Cloud.


The commissioning request contains:

  • The produced items including aggregations.
  • The shipping event.


You can monitor the incoming requests on the SAP ATTP channel and you can also receive notifications about errors on the channel through e-mail after you give an email address in the channel settings.


Movilitas.Cloud automatically processes the produced items, the aggregations, and the shipping event:

  • A commissioning request is uploaded to TraceLink.
  • A shipping event is uploaded to TraceLink.
  • An outbound external transfer is created in the Serialized Logistics application.


You can monitor the transactions on the TraceLink Partner channel and you can also receive notifications about errors on the channel through e-mail after you give an email address in the channel settings.


4. Check the outbound external transfers. For more information, see Viewing Outbound Transfers and Sending an EPCIS 1.2 File to the Supplier.


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