The pharmaceutical industry has very unique and demanding requirements in its choice of manufacturing equipment especially in the field of checkweighing. Very high volumes of lightweight and difficult to handle products need to be marked verified and weighed at very high production speeds with extremely tight tollerances. METTLER TOLEDO GARVENS is a global leader in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical checkweighing systems, with many years of experience in producing highly effective solutions speciffically designed to increase productivity, reduce downtime, enhance security and allow for greater flexibility and intergration into very demanding production processes.
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In the light that the world is facing a persistent and increasing threat from counterfeit, misbranded, adulterated, or diverted prescription drugs, government leaders, politicians and executives from major pharmaceutical providers are driving efforts to develop methods to reliably track and trace these drugs.
Based on this growing threat many countries have started to address vulnerabilities in the supply chain by enacting legislation which, among other things, requires a comprehensive system, often referred to as an e-Pedigree (electronic pedigree) to track and trace the passage of prescription drugs through the entire supply chain.
Under current economic conditions, severe global competition and postponement of new equipment purchases are causing business executives to be sensitive about all aspects of manufacturing operational costs. In this environment, it pays to consider both creative and proven methods that manufacturers can use to bring their product to market at minimum cost. “Overall Equipment Effectiveness” (OEE) is a method that meets this objective.
METTLER TOLEDO Garvens developed the OEE guide with expert information from OEEsystems. OEEsystems are a leading supplier of OEE software solutions and work with manufacturing companies worldwide to improve competitiveness, increase capacity, reduce costs and deliver business performance excellence.
Fundamentally, OEE is a performance metric compiled from data on Machine Availability, Performance Efficiency and Rate of Quality that is collected either manually or automatically. These three data points are calculated as follows:
OEE = Availability x Performance x Quality
At the plant level, OEE metrics can be correlated with other plant metrics to provide Key Performance Indicators (KPI's). With enterprise level technologies managers can monitor OEE plant metrics and drill down to find root causes of problems, getting minute-by-minute updates to enable real time process improvements.
The Garvens Principles of Checkweighing Guide serves as a definitive reference work providing an insight into all aspects of checkweighing from basic principles to implementation of a comprehensive programme.
An effective checkweighing programme can provide maximum protection for your customers and your brand, protection against product failure and recalls, help to comply with local Weights and Measures guidelines and reduce overall operating costs.