Warehouse and Inventory Management

The Power of Simplified Inventory Splitting and Sub-Batching

In this four-part blog series, we’ll explore how Merit for Life Science optimizes critical business processes for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. See our other blogs on inventory management and product safety, weighing and dispensing, and controlling storage conditions.  In the world of pharmaceuticals and biotech, where every detail matters, inventory management isn't just a task—it's a critical part of the story. Precision is paramount and regulations are strict. Here, inventory splitting and sub-batching play a vital role in ensuring efficiency and compliance. By efficiently managing batches and materials through sub-batching, your organization can better ensure traceability, minimize risks associated with quality deviations, and streamline processes throughout the supply chain....

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6 ERP “Must Haves” for Tracking Chain of Custody within the Autologous CGT Industry 

In the autologous* cell and gene therapy (CGT) industry, tracking the path from patient to product is not just a regulatory requirement; it's at the heart of patient safety and product integrity. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system plays a crucial role in this process.  *(Lonza does a nice job of explaining the difference between autologous and allogeneic cell therapies here.)   Here are six essential features an ERP system should possess to ensure a reliable chain of custody: Patient Data Management and Sample Control  Supply Chain Optimization  Storage Controls  Electronic Batch Records Real-time Tracking and Traceability   Dynamic Demand Forecasting  Patient Data Management and Sample Control  Patient sample control is the...

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How Merit for Life Science Meets Weighing and Dispensing Requirements

In this four-part blog series, we’ll explore how Merit for Life Science optimizes critical business processes for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Watch for our other blogs on inventory management and product safety, inventory splitting and sub-batching, and controlling storage conditions.   Weighing and Dispensing in Life Science Manufacturing Weighing and dispensing is a critical process for pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers. These processes include removing specified amounts of bulk raw material from their source containers and dispensing specific quantities into other containers.  Pharmaceutical and biotech organizations require that strictly controlled processes be used when materials are measured out or transferred between containers, in...

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Optimizing Inventory Management in Pharma and Biotech

In this four-part blog series, we’ll explore how Merit for Life Science optimizes critical business processes for pharmaceutical and biotech companies. See our other blogs on inventory splitting and sub-batching, weighing and dispensing, and controlling storage conditions (coming).   Controlling inventory management processes is important in any industry but critical for pharmaceutical and biotech organizations. Using an enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform helps these organizations optimize costs, investments, and product safety.    Merit for Life Science is a cloud-first ERP system that was purpose-built for pharma, biotech, and medical device manufacturers. Built on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform, Merit for Life Science provides tools that these companies...

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Merit Solutions expands life science quality and inventory controls with latest release of Merit for Life Science

Cloud-first ERP advances Microsoft Dynamics 365 to digitally enable biotech, pharma and med device operations. “We’ve received incredible feedback about the value this release brings life science customers. Because Merit for Life Science is built to reside with Microsoft Dynamics 365, customers don’t have to hassle with managing multiple updates in a validated cloud environment – it all works together, seamlessly."Paul Challinor, VP of Product, Paul Challinor. WHEATON, IL — Merit Solutions today announced the general availability of Merit for Life Science spring release which includes enhancements to quality incidents, quality audits, and materials batch management for Microsoft Dynamics 365. This release helps customers manage quality processes, streamline FDA compliance, and expand...

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Catch Weight Functionality – A Critical Requirement for Food Manufacturing

These products use two units of measure – a catch weight unit and an inventory unit. The catch weight unit is the unit in which the product’s transactions are performed, for example sold, shipped, received, etc... The inventory unit is the unit of measure when the product is weighed and invoiced. The nominal quantity is the conversion between the catch weight unit and the inventory unit. Let’s take cheese as an example. Catch Weight Functionality cheese When a wheel of cheese is placed in stock it weighs 10 lbs. However, as time passes and the wheel of cheese is pulled from inventory, the same wheel can then weighs 8.7 lbs (due to processing or environmental factors). Below is an illustration that shows the difference in the weight of a cheese box due to catch weight tracking. When...

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