Acsis Co-Founds 4 SerializationNovember 3, 2010
The supply chain visibility leader is partnering with Cognex, Omega Design, and Nosco to enable pharmaceutical and bio-tech organizations to meet global serialization and ePedigree requirements.
CHICAGO /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Acsis Inc., a leader in supply chain visibility and traceability for manufacturing and distribution, announced that it is a founding member of 4 Serialization, a joint collaborative between Acsis Inc.; Cognex Corp., developer of machine vision sensors and systems; Nosco, producer of pharmaceutical printed packaging; and Omega Design, machinery and package solution provider. The partnership is designed to help manufacturers, wholesale distributors, and contract producers within the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries to implement product serialization and visibility throughout the supply chain to ensure patient safety and prevent counterfeiting.
The ability to integrate a solution that is flexible enough to accommodate serialized and nonserialized products during a phased rollout can seem daunting to any organization. The companies involved in 4 Serialization are leaders in the application of serialization and ePedigree, having worked and demonstrated success with the mandates for more than five years.
"The ePedigree mandates put forth will undoubtedly cause undo stress to the pharmaceutical and bio-tech organizations tasked with meeting these requirements," said Gene Eubanks, President and CEO of Acsis Inc. "We formed 4 Serialization to minimize this burden, based on our combined years of experience, best practices, and industry know-how. Acsis is proud to be associated with the 4 Serialization group of solution partners and is prepared to assist any organization in meeting the global serialization and ePedigree challenges."
The collaborative mission is to help organizations reach compliance and avoid the common pitfalls that can occur during implementation. The participating partners have a deep understanding of what is needed to be successful and support GS1 standards, which ensure global traceability and visibility throughout the supply chain. By working with the 4 Serialization team, customers can:
- Achieve compliance with the approaching ePedigree and serialization mandates by working with solution partners who know the industry and its requirements
- Build a solution that is flexible enough to meet specific individual needs
- Learn from leaders in the industry, who will help to meet serialization requirements while collecting the data necessary to build and benchmark ROI
- Engineer packaging with pre-serialized 2D and RFID solutions and launch structured pilot programs and production scale-ups
- Maximize results without affecting machine speeds and accuracy
- Gain valuable information about current global standards, pilot programs, ways to support both serialized and nonserialized lines in one location, and find the best solution for each organization
The 4 Serialization team has been cross-trained on all solution components; works on common issues, such as serial number structures; and will provide educational workshops and webinars to the industry. It will offer clients an enterprise strategy for compliance that can combine 2D- and RFID-enabled printed packaging, packaging execution systems, distribution execution systems, and ePedigree solutions that can integrate into existing ERP and enterprise applications.
Acsis Inc. is a leading solutions provider of products and services for supply chain optimization, visibility, and traceability. The Acsis VisiTrak Suite provides software solutions that streamline manufacturing and distribution processes and deliver real-time, actionable data from ERP and other systems across the enterprise. Acsis solutions deliver brand protection, product risk mitigation, manufacturing efficiencies, and corporate profitability to leading manufacturers and distributors in pharmaceutical and life sciences, aerospace and defense, chemical, consumer product goods, food and beverage, and other industries. For more information, call Acsis at 856-673-3000.
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