Challenges for Drugs & API Industries
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Multiple end items may require that the cost of the entire process to be split based upon a percentage split of cost. The production of all items – intermediates, semi finished goods, finished goods etc is taken up batchwise.
The batches are required to be tracked from the point of purchase to production and consumption. The inventory evaluation is also based on the batches. Further the batches would be associated with the attributes of the products.
Pharmaceutical industry incurs high costs in inventory due to lack of visibility of the stock in work-in-progress stage. An insight on the inventory in WIP stage can help the companies plan their production more efficiently towards meeting the delivery schedules. The production planning should address the planning of the production machines by considering the availability of machines and throughput times as well as order dispatch dates.
It is possible that the finished material is produced according to different ratios of raw materials or some different raw materials are used in the process. The formulation definition has to be flexible to accommodate multiple versions.
Quality Control at the at each stage of Production depending on parameter defined for each process. Recording of this can help in analyzing the composition of charging material to provide perfect quality. The Quality control can record the purity/impurity of rejected output.
Quality checking can be done at pre level or post level stages.