Sunday, September 11, 2016

Serial Numbers are here are you ready?

Lot and Serial number control are a key element of new regulations about securing the US drug supply chain. But implementing lot control in a warehouse environment can be a sometimes tedious and or problematic process.

Converting an item to lot controlled typically requires warehouse setups, software changes and upgrades and physical label changes for many distributors.
So how can we stay in compliance without crippling warehouse through put and business operations?

The answer is our MDS Product Lot Conversion Utility.
Rather than take an item off the shelves, remove it from open orders , change sales history or create a new item and transfer inventory. The MDS system now simplifies the process of setting up an item as lot controlled and allows you to convert items on the fly without impacting business operations.

Newly updated as part our Standard Health Care Distribution Guarantee, The MDS System has been updated to comply with the latest Serial number updates and requirements of the DSCSA. The lot conversion Utility allow clients to automatically create Serial Numbers or Scan GS1 compliant bar codes to record serial numbers.  

From GS1: 
Item Serialization
Mid-Term (2017 – 2019): Manufacturer/Repackagers serialize packages of drug products using a Product identifier (GS1 Global Trade Item Number® (GTIN®) or NDC), Serial Number, Lot Number and Expiration Date.

Serialized Item-Level Traceability
By November (2023), Make available information that would allow supply chain partners to trace the ownership back to the initial manufacturer or repackager. 

By simply setting up some defaults for your lot or serial controlled item, you can convert you existing inventory to a lot controlled item and move your warehouse over to fully lot and serial number controlled item by item, while shipping goods the whole time..

Contact Us today to learn how to make sure you have a system in place to let you easily and quickly become compliance with state and federal requirements while maintaining your margins and increasing operational efficiency. 

For more information on TSH or MDS call The Systems House, Inc. at 1-800- MDS-5556.
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