Wednesday 20 September 2023

Upgrade gives better performance and faster updatability.

Almirall, the specialist in medical dermatology, has upgraded Körber's Werum PAS-X MES Manufacturing Execution System at its plant in Reinbek (D). Almirall is a leading supplier of prescription and over-the-counter dermatics and uses PAS-X MES for the manufacturing of the Optiderm® and Tannosynt® product lines, among others.

The existing PAS-X MES system was getting on in years and had customer-specific adaptations that needed a great deal of effort to maintain. That is why Almirall wanted to revamp and, at the same time, create a single version that could also be rolled out to all other sites.

“Werum PAS-X MES is at the heart of our manufacturing operations, managing the execution of our manufacturing orders digitally and in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice requirements,” says Kai Sauerbier, Pharma Operations Senior Director at Almirall. “We now have a new version that runs faster and with enhanced performance, thus increasing our production throughput. Next, we want to make improvements to the master batch records and make good use of the new software features to meet the increasing demand for quality and efficiency.”

“Implementing an upgrade across ten versions is always a major technical challenge. However, thanks to the intensive collaboration with Körber's software team, we were able to successfully bring our system up to the new standard,” adds Martin Jakobs, Business Process Manager at Almirall.

The pharmaceutical company now benefits from faster processes, elimination of safety gaps and improved future upgradability. PAS-X MES is used as a full-scope MES in the entire manufacturing process – from weighing to mass production and packaging. It integrates the in-house Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The underlying Oracle database has also been upgraded to a new version.

Almirall has also introduced the latest PAS-X MES version – including warehouse management and the replacement of the legacy manufacturing execution system – at its highly automated plant in Sant Andreu (ES).

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