What Are the Solutions to Supply Chain Management Challenges in the Food Industry?

There has never been a more complex time to be a player in the food industry. The industry is highly regulated. Competition is fierce. Ever-changing customer demands can make or break a firm. How do you manage the challenges of supply chain management in the food industry and remain successful?

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Managing Compliance Risk in Medical Device Manufacturing

The medical device manufacturer that had a spectacular compliance failure probably made the headlines. Their story will be noted in university classes around the world for years to come. Let’s look at another outcome.

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Life Sciences Organizations Succeed Under Pressure with Digital Transformation

Pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and other life sciences companies are under increasing pressure to succeed in a highly competitive and regulated marketplace. There is no room for error, especially when delivering life-changing products to customers. An integrated business platform for ERP, CRM and BI can optimize operations, support all phases of growth and deliver the very data needed to succeed.

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Planning Ahead for Compliance

There is so much to consider during an ERP implementation, isn’t compliance something that can be attacked once everything else is in place? Compliance is a combination of people, processes, and software. Since these same components are part of a successful ERP implementation, it just makes sense to consider both at the same time. A good implementation focuses on more than just installing hardware and software; it considers how that software will complement the way things get done. And keeping track of how things get done (and making sure these processes meet internal and external expectations) is the dominion of compliance.

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MAXLife Video – Microsoft Dynamics AX for Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotech Organizations

Why should pharmaceutical, medical device, or Biotech organizations considering new enterprise ERP systems include MAXLife for Microsoft Dynamics AX in their shortlist of potential solutions?

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Advanced Lot Management

(You are on our Microsoft Dynamics GP Advanced Lot Management Page. If you are interested in Enterprise ERP and Lot Management solutions – check out our Microsoft Dynamics AX Page for more information.)

Expand your ability to operate efficiently while controlling restricted materials within Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing. Increase operating control, track all lot information completely, and automatically maintain compliance with FDA requirements.

Increase Control

  • Impose material use limits through Expiration Date field.

  • Control Lot Status with the addition of four status assignments: Hold, Approved, Quarantined and Rejected.

  • Manage lot transactions by only allowing use of approved materials in manufacturing and distribution.

  • Enforce rules for specific data choices and tolerances for lot characteristics.

Track Lot Information – Completely

  • Track lot information in key stages of inventory processing such as Manufacturing Order Receipt and Inventory Adjustments.

  • Works with Dynamics GP Inventory—Sales Order, Purchasing Order and Manufacturing Order Processing.

Maintain Compliance – Automatically

  • Advanced Lot Management is configurable to support your company-specific process and compliance rules.

  • Used with the Risk Management Suite, Advanced Lot Management operates in accordance with the requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 11.


Contact Merit Solutions for more information on Advanced Lot Management.  


Green Validation Webinar: Automating the Validation Process

Managing validation document lifecycles and deliverables can be error-prone and time-consuming. Which leads to the question: "Can paperless validation be a reality?"

Join us for our Green Validation Webinar on Tuesday, February 24th, at 12:00pm Eastern (9:00am Pacific) as Valarie King-Bailey, CEO of OnShore Technology Group, discusses effectively managing validation processes and documentation in a consistent and green manner.

This session will cover the following topics regarding ERP validation:

  • Initiating the validation activities early in an ERP project.
  • Eliminating paper documentation and slow approval processes.
  • Reducing time to completion by 50%.

Learn how to ensure compliance, streamline validation, and reduce costs by registering now for this webinar!

And then take a look at the other upcoming sessions we have in our Mastering Compliance and Innovation Life Sciences Webinar Series


What Keeps You Up at Night? 2014 in Review for Medical Device Companies

Quality compliance is never a static concern. With changes in programs and new guidance documents it may feel like trying to hit a moving target. During online discussions, many device manufacturers indicated that their areas of biggest concern were inspections, followed by product recalls, warning letters, UDI implementation and CAPA. Clearly, no one is alone in their concerns.

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The Power and Flexibility of Dynamics AX in Compliance

Everyone knows that an organization has reporting requirements within their accounting departments, but an organization should think beyond financials and recognize that compliance is relevant to so much more.

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When it Becomes Criminal

When the FDA warns of further enforcement, it is not just an attempt to intimidate. There are teeth behind this procedure and companies need to stand up and take notice. Ignoring or excessively delaying a response will not make it go away, the ramifications will only increase.

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