- arvato Systems and OCS Checkweighers enter into a strategic partnership
- Development and implementation of a comprehensive IT solution to meet both current and future challenges in the context of the global serialization requirements in the pharmaceuticals industry
The topic of ‘drug safety’ is increasingly becoming the focus of politics. An end-to-end verification process is set to solve the problem of an increasing number of counterfeit medications in the EU by 2018. The pharmaceuticals industry will then be under obligation to generate a unique serial number, print it on the boxes, and store it in accordance with the highest security requirements – a process that is only possible using IT.
OCS and arvato Systems pooled their competences and developed an interface that allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to meet the upcoming requirements of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive along the entire production and supply chain and consistently integrate them into their production processes. “With our in-house developed database ‘arvato CSDB’ as an interface between ERP software and production management systems, we have developed a key building block for pharmaceutical companies,” explains Peter Koop, Director Pharma Solutions at arvato Systems, delighted to have found in OCS an experienced partner in serialization and traceability. “Our product portfolios and areas of expertise complement each other perfectly,” continues Koop. “We are already able to offer our customers a fully consistent end-to-end solution that can be integrated into the production processes in the pharmaceuticals industry and that meets the requirements of the respective national verification procedures,” adds Volker Ditscher, Business Manager Track & Trace at OCS Checkweighers.
Successful presentation of the integrated system – Next joint event planned for October in Berlin
arvato Systems and OCS have already presented their IT solution and conducted live demonstrations before an audience of representatives from the pharmaceuticals industry as part of an informative event on the new EU Falsified Medicines Directive. The level of interest and popularity among industry representatives was so high that the two partners are planning a joint event entitled ‘Serialization in the Pharmaceuticals Industry: Best Practices for the Future’ on 21 October 2014 in Berlin, Germany.
If you are interested in attending this conference, contact Marius Wiesner, Senior Sales Manager Pharma at arvato Systems (Tel. (+49-89) 4136-8172, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About OCS Checkweighers
High-tech weighing and inspection systems for effective quality control
As a leading and internationally recognized manufacturer of dynamic weighing and inspection systems, OCS Checkweighers develops and manufactures checkweighers and catchweighers as well as X-ray scanners for effective quality control. The dynamic checkweighers meet the highest requirements in terms of speed, precision, and product tracking and tracing and are individually produced in-house according to customers’ wishes. AVC technology is used to compensate for external vibration sources and weighing system can be equipped with it if necessary. OCS Checkweighers’ portfolio of products is oriented toward industrial sectors and is seen as integral and indispensable technical equipment among well-respected companies and global market leaders around the world. In the field of Track & Trace, OCS Checkweighers’ ‘Traceable Quality System’ (TQS) to implement the upcoming serialization requirements being placed on the pharmaceuticals industry is enjoying a positive response.
Decades of experience and expertise at the highest level guarantee a high level of customer satisfaction.