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PAS-X Newsletter Asia 2019 Read about our growing portfolio of new software products, features and services helping you to expand your pharma manufacturing. Innovative offerings, for example, are our biometric authentication product K.ME-IN to simplify log-in processes and our new Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence products to uncover hidden business value in your factory. In addition to our latest customer projects and activities in India, you will also find more about innovative operating concepts and MES, the data integrity engine on the shop floor. Our activities pay off: For the third time we have been awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Award!
PAS-X Newsletter 2018 In our Newsletter we show you, how we have brought three game-changing ideas into reality: PAS-X as a Service – our market-leading MES in the cloud, innovative operating concepts – AR, wearables and voice-directed technology, and our new Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence solutions. Learn more about how we apply Industrie 4.0 technologies to pharma manufacturing and which Pharma 4.0 solutions we offer. In addition to an update on our latest customer projects, you will also find out more about our new Self-Service Portal, our offering for cell therapy manufacturer, and data integrity.
PAS-X Newsletter Asia 2018 In our Asia Newsletter we show you, how we have brought three game-changing ideas into reality: PAS-X as a Service – our market-leading MES in the cloud, innovative operating concepts – AR, wearables and voice-directed technology, and our new Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence solutions. Learn more about how we apply Industrie 4.0 technologies to pharma manufacturing and which Pharma 4.0 solutions we offer. In addition to an update on our latest customer projects, you will also find out more about our new Self-Service Portal, our offering for cell therapy manufacturer, and data integrity.
PAS-X Newsletter 2017 The new PAS-X Newsletter brings you an update of our latest customer projects. In addition to our standalone PAS-X KPI/OEE software product, we introduce our new vendor-independent Plug & Produce solution for simplified equipment integration. Within ISPE, we promote the foundation of a “Pharma 4.0” Special Interest Group. For our solutions we were acknowledged with the Asian Manufacturing Award 2016 and the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Global Technology Leadership Award 2017. You will also find out more on our expanding service partner network and our new staff at Werum America.
PAS-X Newsletter 2016 Read more about our current customer projects and solutions. We present the new PAS-X 3.1.8 and let you know why it is worth to upgrade to the new version now. In this issue, you will also find out more about our growing service partner network around the globe, Werum’s new cooperation with ABB for integrated hardware/software solutions as well as our acquisition of Factorytalk’s MES business for the benefit of our clients in the Asia Pacific region. We introduce a centralized regulatory information management solution and we present Robert Perks, new Vice President Operations Werum America, who has first class pharma industry expertise.
PAS-X Newsletter 2016 The most recent PAS-X Newsletter brings you an update of our current customer projects. We introduce our innovative message-based interface for the structured L3-L2 data exchange and our new PAS-X KPI software product to monitor and improve your KPIs/OEE. For our solutions we were recognized as “Best Pharma Solutions Provider” at this year’s Asian Manufacturing Awards. You will also find out more about our growing presence in Asia and our expanding international service partner network. Finally, we present RImanager, our regulatory information management solution, and MBR development through “Design as a Service”.
PAS-X Newsletter 2015, No. 2 Read more about our current customer projects and new solutions. In the interview, we introduce the upcoming PAS-X 3.1.8 version and let you know why it is worth to upgrade now. In this issue, you will also find out how your mid-sized pharmaceutical company can benefit from the PAS-X MES. And we present our solutions for efficient weighing operations, improved performance in packaging and successful integration of HMI hardware.
PAS-X Newsletter 2015 The current PAS-X Newsletter comprises an update on our latest customer projects and their benefits. We provide insights into the biomanufacturing of the future, introduce the new PAS-X version redefining MES usability, and present our new local PAS-X team for Latin America. Finally, we give you an outlook on our KPI/OEE tool that will be available as a standalone solution for lean implementation with Mediseal and Dividella packaging machines.
PAS-X Newsletter 2015, No. 1 Our newsletter provides information about our latest customer projects and PAS-X solutions. Learn more about the benefits of the PAS-X KPI solution in combination with Medipak packaging machines and our integrated MES software/HMI hardware solution which we developed with the hardware provider Systec & Solutions. Other topics of this issue: the future of biopharmaceutical manufacturing, news from the Werum Academy and the introduction of your new MES consultants in South America and Japan.
PAS-X Newsletter 2014 Learn more about the PAS-X usability improvements of the upcoming V3.1.7 version and about the benefits of the PAS-X Packaging Solution and the PAS-X KPI Solution. The Newsletter also provides an update on our latest customer projects. In an interview, find out more about the role of Werum within the Körber Medipak Systems Group and the resulting benefits for our customers. Finally, we present how leading mid-sized pharma and biotech companies benefit from PAS-X out of the box.
PAS-X Newsletter 2014 Learn more about the importance of usability for the further development of PAS-X and the usability improvements of the upcoming V3.1.7 version. This issue also provides an update on our latest customer projects and our manufacturing IT solutions for packaging and KPI. In an interview, find out more about the role of Werum within the Körber Medipak Systems Group and the resulting benefits for our customers. Finally, we present how leading mid-sized pharma and biotech companies benefit from PAS-X out of the box.
Werum company profile: fact sheet Werum IT Solutions is the internationally leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and cell & gene industries. Its PAS-X software product is run by the majority of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies and many regional and mid-sized manufacturers.
PFU: The largest Pharma MES User Community Companies using PAS-X have joined forces with Werum to help develop best-in-class MES technology, functionality and services. Werum regards the PAS-X User Forum as a competent business partner providing practical ideas for further advancing the PAS-X MES. Companies actively contributing to the PAS-X User Forum gain a competitive advantage through the exchange of profound technical knowledge.
PAS-X: The market-leading MES for pharma & biotech The brochure gives an overview about Werum and our product offering for large multinational as well as regional and mid-sized enterprises. Werum’s manufacturing IT solutions help pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers to increase efficiency, improve productivity, and meet regulatory requirements. The core of our offering is the PAS-X MES solution that combines a functionally complete software, comprehensive services and pre-configured content. Learn more about your benefits when using Werum’s PAS-X MES.
PAS-X Data Access Existing manufacturing data should be optimally used in pharmaceutical and biotech factories as a matter of course. Unfortunately, data scientists spend most of their time collecting and processing data instead of doing things that actually add value. Now with Werum’s PAS-X Data Access customers get curated data from their PAS-X MES that can be consumed and visualized without detailed PAS-X knowledge. You benefit from improved process visibility that is required for decision-making and operational efficiency!
PAS-X Product - Business Functions This document gives a detailed description of all the PAS-X business functions - including Master Batch Records, Finite Scheduling, Weighing & Dispensing, Electronic Batch Recording, Equipment Management, Material Track & Trace, Warehouse Management, Process Quality Control, Corrective & Preventive Actions (CAPA), Operator Training Records, and Manufacturing Intelligence.
PAS-X Weighing & Dispensing solution The PAS-X Weighing & Dispensing solution is a comprehensive package of software functionality, content and training services designed to improve the efficiency of weighing operations. The solution is an easy and cost-effective way to introduce electronic execution and documentation in pharmaceutical manufacturing. It complies with all regulatory requirements and in a reliable and comprehensible way documents the specific input materials, the material quantities and the time of supplying these materials on the shop floor.
K.ME-IN: Smart biometric user authentication With K.ME-IN, Werum offers a smart biometric authentication solution for its market-leading PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System. Users can thus securely and seamlessly authenticate to systems, devices and machines via biometric means such as fingerprint, iris scan, face recognition or a combination of those.
PAS-X KPI For efficient pharmaceutical manufacturing, it is essential for both operators and supervisors on the shop floor and production site managers to constantly monitor operating data. Werum’s PAS-X KPI is a lean, standalone software product for live monitoring of production and packaging lines to improve the shop floor performance of pharma and biotech facilities. PAS-X KPI provides real-time key performance indicators (KPI) to optimize processes or equipment.
Plug & Produce with PAS-X Our Plug & Produce solution allows a fast and easy integration of machines and automation systems into a pharmaceutical production environment – a prerequisite for the implementation of many Industrie 4.0 solutions.
PAS-X Evaluations The “PAS-X Evaluations” Content Package helps to unlock the full potential of shop floor data. Use your data to continuously improve manufacturing processes and to meet regulatory compliance requirements. PAS-X Evaluations enables you to generate knowledge about manufacturing operations at any time. Shop floor personnel are able to identify opportunities for improvement and to report evidence of improvements.
Finite Scheduling PAS-X Finite Scheduling – now powered by sedApta’s Factory Scheduler, whose standard functions are seamlessly integrated into PAS-X MES – is covering the production planning process. The function enables the detailed scheduling of your production processes and resources with finite capacity, the optimization of production sequences as well as the management of materials and multi-scenario analyses. Benefit from a higher quality of scheduling results with real-time feedback, less implementation effort thanks to a pre-tested, out-of-the-box interface, joint master data management and high visibility across multi-tier networks to reduce inventory.
PAS-X Monitoring For efficient pharmaceutical manufacturing administrators and managers must have a comprehensive view of all technical PAS-X components. To ensure system performance and stability, they need to constantly collect data from all relevant points in the technical PAS-X landscape. Werum’s PAS-X Monitoring provides just the right tools to meet this challenge. It combines well-placed sensors with powerful functions that process incoming data to present useful information and keep the production running.
PAS-X Track & Trace solution Werum offers a Track & Trace solution to comply with anti-counterfeiting requirements for the pharmaceutical industry. PAS-X Track & Trace provides serialization and aggregation functionality for packaging processes and integrates the ERP and the Global Repository with the shop floor packaging equipment and line controllers. PAS-X Track & Trace is a smart option to get started with our manufacturing IT solutions and can easily be extended to become the PAS-X Packaging Solution.
Integrated IT Solution for Packaging Performance, compliance and serialization are the key challenges of today’s pharma and biotech packaging operations. Shop floor operators face three major tasks: - Operate the line and ensure right-first-time operation - Optimize performance of the packaging process including changeover - Manage the serialization and aggregation process In order to meet these challenges, Werum supports pharma and biotech companies with its All-in-One PAS-X Packaging Solution – a combination of PAS-X software functions, PAS-X Content Packages and PAS-X Services relevant for packaging operations out of the box. It is a smart option to get started with Werum’s Manufacturing IT solutions.
Cell & Gene Therapy with PAS-X MES The past few years have seen rapid growth in the number of cell therapy products in late stages of clinical trials. However, moving closer to market approval brings significant operational challenges and risks for companies as their patient populations grow. Electronic systems are emerging as the only viable option for managing large product volumes where mistakes can be disastrous. Werum’s PAS-X is ideally suited to target key challenge areas for cell therapy manufacturers.
RImanager RImanager is a centralized master data driven Regulatory Information Management solution, which provides organizations the capability to manage their product portfolio with effortless compliance. It allows you to manage your master data as well as to plan and track related regulatory data, activities, processes, submissions and commitments across departments on a global scale. With RImanager you will have all your regulatory affairs activities transparent at anytime and anywhere.
Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (fact sheet) Through Werum’s Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence apps data from a variety of sources will be accessed and evaluated using state-of-the-art algorithms and visualizations. Intelligent data analysis for your manufacturing facility allows a wide range of applications – from automated report generation to predictive analytics and even real-time process interaction.
AstraZeneca digitizes manufacturing with Werum’s PAS-X MES AstraZeneca had a diversified MES landscape in place, ranging from paper-based to various legacy systems. To harmonize this environment, the company opted for Werum as its preferred MES supplier. AstraZeneca’s standard MES core program aims to use a common technology platform alongside standards and guidelines to help drive business process standardization. The goal is to have a single software version in all manufacturing sites, thus reducing development effort, rollout times and maintenance costs. The standardized PAS-X usage allows the creation of global content and implementation services.
PAS-X KPI supports Lean Six Sigma and OEE improvements at leading pharma player A leading global pharmaceutical company has introduced Lean Six Sigma for their worldwide network. As part of the initiative, the operations team focused on capturing and driving OEE improvements throughout the plant. The company decided to use Werum’s PAS-X KPI solution that provides seamless connectivity to the existing PAS-X MES. All batch data is acquired from PAS-X automatically, resulting in accurate KPI measurements with minimal input from operators. The pharma manufacturer benefits from improved operational efficiency and visibility of the shop floor operations.
AstraZeneca uses Werum’s PAS-X MES to replace SAP PI Sheets AstraZeneca Australia uses Werum’s PAS-X MES at their site in North Ryde, just north-west of Sydney, as the leading IT system in production. The goal of the PAS-X implementation was to replace the custom SAP Process Instruction Sheets which supported the end-to-end manufacturing, QA and QC operations and electronic batch recording – without any disruption to running operations and the supply of critical products. PAS-X also provides a standard interface to the new regional AsiaSAP ERP system.
Japanese vaccines manufacturer UNIGEN implements PAS-X at one of the largest biotech plants in only four months UNIGEN set up a greenfield site in Ikeda, Gifu, Japan, which is one of the largest plants for contract manufacturing of recombinant influenza vaccines. PAS-X was chosen as the MES for the new plant because it allows a fast-track implementation and flexible MBR creation. Within a record time of only four months after completing the “Fit Phase”, it was delivered to the customer – fully tested and with the entire user interface in Japanese. PAS-X now controls an innovative and complex biotechnological manufacturing process called Baculovirus Expression Vector System (BEVS).
World market leader in diabetes care relies on Werum’s PAS-X at eight sites around the globe MES systems will become increasingly important as pharmaceutical companies look for global standardized and integrated IT solutions. A large pharmaceutical company based in Scandinavia had to replace manual business processes as well as its outdated MES/ERP system. Since the first rollout in Denmark, PAS-X became the standard MES at the Werum customer and plays a major role in the company’s largest ever IT initiative to install a globally standardized ERP/MES solution. Werum’s successful PAS-X installations at eight of the customer’s sites have confirmed the ability of PAS-X to optimize and standardize manufacturing processes across sites ensuring cost-efficient production and absolute batch consistency. In future, the pharma major and Werum will embark on further PAS-X rollouts and continue their combined strategy for success.
Uncompromising Quality CAPA and Workflow Management DEV@COM is a CAPA system specifically tailored and customized for Bayer HealthCare. The pharma group uses this application to manage de-viations, complaints and corrective and preventive actions both in the production environment and the further life cycle of pharmaceutical products. After its implementation, Werum has further expanded DEV@COM by adding additional workflows and now markets the system under the name PAS-CAPA as a product of its PAS-X MES portfolio. The project report provides an overview of the de-velopment process from the first project phase to the marketable product and focuses on the various available workflows and the remarkable product features.
Werum Helps Genzyme Production go Paperless In the course of Genzyme's expansion of its Waterford facility the company decided to increase the level of automation in order to achieve a paperless manufacturing supply in various areas including the Warehouse, Oral Dose, Packaging, Quality Control, and Fill Finish, starting with a paperless EBR (electronic batch recording). This brochure describes the deployment of Werum's Manufacturing Execution System PAS-X in Genzyme's facility, its functional focus, and the benefits of a paperless production. The brochure also explains why Genzyme selected Werum's PAS-X software product as the corporate standard for MES systems.
Biotechnical Production at Boehringer Ingelheim Over the last year, no other project in Europe's pharmaceutical industry has gained as much notice as the new active ingredient plant of Boehringer Ingelheim in Biberach. As the largest cell culture plant in Europe, it set a new record in development and construction, and currently surpasses all others in terms of technology. This brochure describes the employment of Werum´s Manufacturing Execution System PAS-X BIOTECH at Boehringer and how it ensures mastery of the complex workflows in biopharmaceutical production. The brochure explains how PAS-X meets the particularly high demands in the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API).
Bayer HealthCare Quality in Each and Every Tablet Since 1999, Bayer HealthCare in Leverkusen, Germany, has been operating its manufacturing plant for pharmaceutical solids with the production management system PAS-X by Werum. This brochure describes, how the well-proven system supports paperless production and enables electronic execution workflows, documentation and approval of batch records. Due to mobile RF terminals the operators can freely move in the whole plant while being safely guided through the entire production process. Just by a click of a button operators can acquire relevant order and batch data and execute them.
Case Study Novartis - Global MES Rollout Strategies As a leading and experienced MES-Provider for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry Werum has put a special focus on optimizing the procedures in MES projects. As part of Werums approach, the company encourages customers to follow a global multi-site MES-strategy. This case study describes how customers can benefit from a successful overall rollout scheme by presenting the top ten pharmaceutical company Novartis as a model.
Articles & white papers
How an MES supports your business continuity during an acute crisis Business continuity relies on resilience: the ability to successfully deal with crises like COVID-19, to keep manufacturing and supportive business processes alive and to adapt to environmental changes. Pharma and biotech manufacturers who invest in their resilience gain competitive advantages. In this context, MES play a pivotal role and prove to be true game changers: By digitizing production processes, they enable remote operations and services – providing the basis for the necessary flexible process design and adaptation, for automated real-time production and quality control, and for fast and informed decision-making.
Werum honored with Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award Based on its recent analysis of the global manufacturing execution system (MES) market for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and cell & gene therapies, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Werum IT Solutions with the 2019 Global MES for Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, and Cell & Gene Therapies Customer Value Leadership Award. Its MES solution, PAS-X, supports complex operations, higher productivity, and adherence to regulatory requirements. Its end-to-end solution comprises the PAS-X software product, pre-configured content for pharma and biotech processes, as well as consulting, training, and support services.
5 benefits of using an MES for pharma & biotech manufacturing Why should pharma and biotech companies use a manufacturing execution system? The short answer is: MES offer substantial improvements over paper-based processes. They help companies create flawless manufacturing processes, reduce risks, time, costs and effort, and increase process efficiency and product quality. In addition, they provide real-time information and are a prerequisite for digitization and Pharma 4.0.
Applying a holistic control strategy in Pharma 4.0 The ISPE “Pharma 4.0” Special Interest Group has designed an operating model as a framework for how digitization can be applied to ICH Q8–Q12 and named it the “holistic control strategy”. The term refers to an integrated approach to product and process lifecycle management and ongoing change management covering both the development chain and commercial manufacturing. This Pharmaceutical Engineering article introduces the model and presents two case studies of pharma companies that have started to apply it.
Bringing Pharma 4.0 into the world: Christian Wölbeling, Werum/ISPE, in portrait The pharma industry certainly has its Pharma 4.0 champion in Christian Wölbeling, a 56-year-old IT expert. Starting with ideas jotted down on a restaurant napkin, he has tirelessly and expertly led ISPE’s global efforts to define the industry’s slow but sure progression toward a holistic control strategy to achieve the Pharma 4.0 goal. This Pharmaceutical Engineering article shows how ISPE is trying to bridge the Industry 4.0 automation concepts with the pharma-specific ICH guidelines to enable the agile and compliant manufacturing of high-quality pharma products.
AI in tomorrow’s pharma and biotech industry Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently revolutionizing the healthcare system, in which AI-based software is increasingly becoming a part of medical procedures. AI will also play a key role in pharmaceutical manufacturing, helping companies to optimize processes. However, in pharma production, only validated software may be used – but the rules required for AI systems have not yet been fully established. Our whitepaper reveals how pharma and biotech manufacturers can nevertheless use AI to uncover hidden business value in their factories.
Return on investment: What is the cost of not doing MES? Many pharma and biotech manufacturers struggle to gain senior level buy-in for MES investments. Whilst corporate IT such as ERP is well understood, not believing in a Return On Investment for manufacturing solutions is a major reason why companies have difficulties to eliminate paper GxP records. MES digitizes end-to-end manufacturing processes and offers great opportunities for process improvements and efficiency savings. In our white paper you will learn more about major saving areas with MES and typical steps to evaluate ROI.
What is Pharma 4.0? Why is it important and how it will enable the factory of the future? Many people will have heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 and perhaps are aware that these technology driven initiatives are already starting to disrupt traditional manufacturing methods, equipment’s and processes. But how relevant is Industry 4.0 for the pharmaceutical industry and how we will get there? One challenge with these concepts is that we think of them in their ‘end state’, where a complex and futuristic combination of robotics, automation, embedded internet connected sensors and integrated enterprise software are running our manufacturing and making decisions in real time and replacing logic that is currently determined through human involvement. This amazing vision can be difficult to grasp and specifically in the pharmaceutical industry then such dramatic disruption can be uncomfortable as we must meet the stringent requirements of the GMP regulations through careful control on our operations, and careful testing and control over software that is used to produce critical medicines. This article seeks to break down and introduce what the Pharma 4.0 initiative is about and explain the steps that companies are already taking today to advance along the journey towards the factory of the future.
The pharma industry’s traceability movement Counterfeit drugs have become an increasing global threat. In this article, published by Pharmaceutical Processing, Werum’s Jürgen Laskowski and Zaim Imeraj explain how track-and-trace solutions provide all necessary features for the serialization and aggregation of medical products in packaging processes. When integrated into MES drug manufacturers benefit from additional advantages of comprehensive production control and documentation, including equipment management.
Plug & Produce: Your entry point to Pharma 4.0 Werum IT Solutions together with the Medipak Systems companies Dividella, Mediseal and Seidenader and other vendors and partners like ISPE is working on a solution for the structured data exchange between the production management software and the equipment in a pharmaceutical plant: “Plug & Produce” is our vision for a new industry standard which will enable the fully networked industrial pharma production – Pharma 4.0 – in the future.
Embracing paperless production PAS-X MES from Werum IT Solutions could hold the answer to transforming paperbased production at South African pharmaceutical manufacturers. Abby Vorster from P&C Review speaks to Albert Landman, the company’s manager for sales and business consulting, about the benefits of paperless manufacturing and this leading IT solution.
GAMP® 5: Alternative Software Development Models and Methods in GxP Environments Article from Pharmaceutical Engineering 1/2012 The article examines whether new software development methods such as Scrum, XP, CRP and MDA meet the regulatory requirements for software programming. Software developers and users are provided with recommendations on how alternative software development techniques can be used in regulated industries. The authors - one of them Rolf Blumenthal, Senior Director of Consulting & Product Management with Werum, - show what documentation the software tools provide and compare their scope with the GAMP 5 specifications.
IT Focus: The Great Mediator How MES can optimize the pharma supply chain Article from Contract Pharma 3/2012 Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) mediate between business administration - such as sales and production planning - and the automation of the production process. They play a big role for big pharma: controlling, optimizing and documenting business processes executed on facility floors in full compliance with pharmaceutical requirements, regulations and restrictions. In his article, author Rolf Blumenthal, Senior Director of Consulting & Product Management with Werum, shows which benefits the pharma industry can derive from MES - e.g. regarding the architectural design of pharmaceutical production, integration of equipment and regulatory requirements.
Boosting Production Efficiencies: Werum Interview about MES and PAS-X in PharmaAsia Magazine In an interview with PharmaAsia , Dietmar Mueller, Head of Sales Asia-Pacific, Werum IT Solutions (previously Werum Software & Systems AG), talks about how manufacturing execution systems (MES) are helping pharmaceutical manufacturers further improve and boost the efficiency of their production processes. With PAS-X Werum offers a complete package that includes the software product, comprehensive services and pre-configured content providing all major MES functionalities required by the pharma and biotech industry "Out of the Box".