Enforce repeatable quality and increase efficiencies
Industries such as food, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, which create products in batches, require a special kind of operations management.
Like all process operations, they need to enforce repeatable
quality and increase efficiencies, but must optimize each batch as a separate
process – sometimes switching products; sometimes with stringent clean in
place procedures between batches – and sometimes executing many batches in a
Recipe and batch management software helps to
manage batch execution more efficiently, allocating equipment, downloading
parameters and automating recipe procedures. It also coordinates everything
with the plant control systems, interfaces with the operators and directs batch
activity, material flow and production records to a historical database. Batch events trigger electronic workflows for
quality sign off procedures or corrective actions in case of alarms or
nonconformance. Recipe and Batch management software abstracts recipes from
underlying control systems which helps to standardize new product introduction
processes and procedures enterprise-wide.