The specifications and complexities of process manufacturing make having a Process mode-specific ERP system an excellent idea for many formula-based operations. Because process manufacturers most often deal with formulas for human consumption or materials that affect our environment, there are generally many regulations that require stringent tracking throughout the production cycle. Thus, the best process manufacturing software should address these factors.
Here are some of the ways your software should serve your formula-based manufacturing process:
Help with FDA Compliance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates six components of production and process controls in food, drugs, vaccines, medical devices and more. They are quality, production, laboratory, materials, facilities and equipment and packaging and labeling. Some process manufacturing software, such as BatchMaster, assists with FDA validation through scripts and templates that keep your business compliant during every step of the manufacturing process.
Help with Industry Regulation
The FDA isn’t the only agency you have to please in your batch manufacturing endeavors. Certain software can also help you analyze and meet other industry-specific and federal regulations so that you’re always producing goods that are high-quality and compliant with no risk of fines. They often work with the hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) system to ensure that food is free of chemical, biological or physical hazards. Additionally, many of these programs offer solutions for shipping documentation and labeling.