Track & Trace: a turnkey solution from experience in the field

03.05.2019

Antares Vision, the world’s leading provider of vision control systems, track & trace solutions and smart data management, has developed the most complete and flexible tracking solution, comprehensive of hardware and software, with the world's largest installation base.

The global framework of patient safety policies, which are being implemented by governments worldwide in order to fight counterfeits and frauds has created an unprecedented push for the life science industries to update their manufacturing processes. The challenges are focused on item serialization and in general product tracking and traceability throughout the supply chain. Serialization and Track & Trace represent by far the biggest challenge the pharmaceutical packaging industry is experiencing today. Manufacturers and contract packagers have the difficult task of fully complying to regulations, while keeping control on costs and minimizing validation efforts. Serialization affects every aspect of the pharmaceutical business: proper implementation uses up resources and the impact on an organization should be fully assessed. Not only regulatory offices, supply chain management, engineering and IT systems, but also project management, operations, quality, internal training, packaging and artwork/marketing departments are involved in the process.

Based on experiences with large and small pharmaceutical companies worldwide, Antares Vision, the world’s leading provider of vision control systems, track & trace solutions and smart data management, has developed the most complete and flexible tracking solution, comprehensive of hardware and software, with the world's largest installation base: a solution capable of managing Track & Trace at all levels with multi-function modules engineered to optimize line space as well as serialization and aggregation systems integrated into automatic secondary and tertiary packaging machines. The modular, scalable software architecture controls all line operations within the production and warehouse environment, up to the corporate level where data is stored and exchanged with regulatory authorities and distribution networks.

Antares Vision’s comprehensive and scalable software and hardware platform can be implemented to cope with different regulations on the same production lines and to manage efficiently the communications across the supply chain, enabling full product traceability. A major step forward that, while being instrumental for anti-counterfeiting, will ultimately add value to supply chain management for manufacturers.

A customized and turnkey solutions (EU-FMD regulatory compliant) that is meanwhile generating additional benefits (innovative value) from a new approach to the supply chain management, where the current investment from manufacturers is set to generate further advantages for their businesses. What at first sight appears as a big economic effort – above all for small companies – is revealing high potential beyond compliance.