Life Sciences Industry

Medical Industry today is faced with the challenge of complying with stringent standards in quality, safety and traceability and, accordingly, must provide documentation to substantiate procedures. However, the potential advantages of electronic solutions still eludes many of the small and mid-size medical device manufacturers which are still clinging to outdated paper trails to show compliance.

Industry observers, however, believe that it is very likely that the FDA will require electronic solutions in the not-too-distant future. Within the entire medical device industry, continuous innovations keep on happening, thus leading to continuous transformation in patient care. With the convergence of consistent scientific and medical technology breakthroughs, the rate of medical innovation is accelerating, focusing more on better clinical outcomes with non invasive or minimal invasive procedures and shorter recovery times, all of this within lower cost settings. With the increased synergy, collaboration and integration between different technologies such as IT, pharmaceutical, medical imaging and medical devices, the healthcare industry is witnessing better clinical outcomes.

Faced with the daunting task of complying with U.S. FDA QSR and GMP requirements, medical device companies must provide a high degree of assurance that their devices and the processes used to manufacture medical products meet specific requirements as well as user needs.

Industry Challenges

  • Compiling, storing and retrieving Certificates of Conformance
  • Control product design changes 
  • Improve electronic collaboration with trading partners
  • Manage finished product distribution to a number of warehouses
  • Manage large receivables
  • Manage product and raw material traceability
  • Manage Customer relationships and service
  • Optimize production capacity and increase manufacturing efficiency
  • Reduce inventory investment while optimizing customer service levels  

Driscoll & Associates, Inc. and SYSPRO Solution:

To address these concerns, SYSPRO is dedicated to making it easier for its customers to analyze, plan and manage every aspect of the enterprise at every stage in the manufacturing process. Moreover, the SYSPRO solution enables real-time visibility into the supply chain to address complete requirements, including: complex manufacturing environments, material controls, supply and demand, lot and serial number tracking, and material and production optimization.

Inventory Management

SYSPRO’s Inventory Management module is the heart of the system bringing the sales, planning, valuation and control into this module. There are tools that will allow for analysis of inventory levels and turnover. The system is real time and will show the current items on hand, availability, usage, allocations and open replenishments. The system supports lot and serial tracking. Inventory cost can be at standard, average, last cost or FIFO / LIFO layers. The system is a true multi warehouse system with the ability to track transfers between warehouses.

Inventory Control Fact Sheet

Goods in Transit

SYSPRO’s system will track goods in transit, which will provide greater management control over stock items that are being transferred between warehouses. The system achieves this by monitoring warehouses transfers and supply chain transfers. Warehouse transfers are generated using the Inventory Movements program, where the transfer of an item from a source warehouse generates a detailed record of the transaction. Stock is depleted from the source warehouse at the time of confirming each line of the transfer. At the receiving warehouse, a review process with extensive selection criteria enables you to control the receipt of this stock. Supply chain transfers are generated using the S/O Entry program. The capture of a supply chain transfer order enables you to reserve stock for transfer at a later point in time (as opposed to an immediate transfer out catered for by Inventory Movements). The primary purpose of the goods in transit system is to manage the regular transfer of stock between multiple warehouses.

Inventory Control Fact Sheet  Sales Order Entry Fact Sheet

Purchase Orders / Blanket Purchase Orders

SYSPRO’s Blanket Purchase Order facility within the Purchase Order module allows the user to create, maintain and use contract purchase orders as well as to monitor purchase order receipts against a supplier's contract. The purpose of these contracts is to allow a fixed price to be recorded for a specified period and/or volume, plus an agreed upon delivery schedule. With extensive querying and reporting capabilities, you can centrally manage anticipated deliveries and review supplier delivery performance.

Purchase Orders Fact Sheet

Sales Orders / Blanket Sales Orders

SYSPRO’s Blanket Sales Order provides facilities for setting up contracts between original manufacturers and their customers by allowing blanket sales orders with multiple release dates, multiple call-off and cumulative tracking.

Sales Orders Fact Sheet   Blanket Sales Orders Fact Sheet

General Ledger

SYSPRO’s General Ledger provide companies with complete enterprise-wide financial reporting from all aspects of the business to manage corporate performance and monitor the return on investment.

General Ledger Fact Sheet

Multi Currency

SYSPRO’ transactions can be processed and viewed in both local and foreign currencies and are transferred into local currency before being processed into the General Ledger. Exchange rates can be fixed or established at the time of transaction processing. The General Ledger system allows for up to 10 alternate reporting currencies which are converted from the base/local currency using a historical exchange rates table.

Report Writer

SYSPRO’ Report Writer fulfill your reporting requirements by allowing creation of additional custom reports without any programming skills.

Syspro Reporting Services Fact Sheet

Requirements Planning

SYSPRO’s Requirements Planning module is the focus of the manufacturing and material resource planning system. The objective of requirements planning is to create realistic purchasing and production schedules, optimize stock holdings and identify capacity constraints in a multi-site, multi-warehouse environment. The module assists with the planning of materials and production capacity required to meet demand and identifies levels of usage of critical resources for rough-cut capacity planning. It allows for the easy creation of build schedules from Master Production Schedule (MPS) suggestions and the shop floor, and it suggests purchasing, production and transfer schedules to satisfy demand.

Requirements Planning Fact Sheet

Advanced Planning and Scheduling

SYSPRO’s Advanced Planning and Scheduling provides a graphical view of the shop floor in real-time and measures productivity at the closest point to manufacture. It provides a simple and efficient means of coordinating the supply chain through better advanced planning, scheduling and visibility over production. A concise, tactical overview of production schedules and workloads by work center, day, and job enables managers to more easily identify potential problem areas and schedule jobs in accordance with available resources and promised delivery dates.

Syspro Factory Scheduling Fact Sheet

Lot Traceability

SYSPRO’s Lot Traceability module is designed to provide full traceability at transactional level for items. Companies in the following industries use this module: electronics, aeronautics, defense, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, motor vehicles and building. This module records material movement through the receiving, manufacturing, assembly, inspection, stocking, and final dispatch stages. The integration with SYSPRO's other modules permits full upward and downward traceability through all inventory transactions. The module traces product life cycle from raw materials to final products.

Lot Traceability Fact Sheet

Kit Sales

The Single Level Bill of Materials in SYSPRO's Sales Order module provides the facility to sell items in a Kit form with specified mandatory and optional components. The Bill of Materials module is required to define relationship between the finished (parent) part and the components so as to determine the cost and selling prices and whether the stocking levels of the parent or the component are affected. The integration between SYSPRO's Inventory, Sales Orders, and Bills of Materials modules provides full visibility of all inventory transactions.

Inventory Control Fact Sheet

Work in Progress

SYSPRO’s Work in Progress module enables you to accurately control costs of work orders currently in progress. Material usage and labor can be posted in real time and in batch mode. It also enables variance reporting to be produced between estimated costs and actual costs of each job. Work orders may be added for stocked items (with a bill of materials), stocked items without a bill of materials or non-stocked items. These work orders can create a bill of jobs for all relevant sub-assemblies down the BOM chain. Labor transactions can be posted through kit issues, manually or imported into the system from a data collection interface. Material allocations can be issued to a job through kit issues or manually and optionally allow for the substitution of a material allocation when performing kit issues.

Work in Progress Fact Sheet  Factory Documentation Fact Sheet

Work in Progress Inspection

Manufacturing Inspection allowing for inspection, rework, scrap or receiving in as an alternate lower grade product or into a "seconds" warehouse.

Work in Progress Fact Sheet 

SYSPRO e.net solutions

SYSPRO’s e.net solutions delivers all of SYSPRO’s business functions and functionality as discrete objects of code (Business Object) which then allows users to access these Business Objects using any of Microsoft .NET development tools.

Syspro E.Net Solutions Fact Sheet  Document Flow Manager Fact Sheet 

Bill of Materials

SYSPRO’s Bill of Materials defines the relationship between a manufactured item, its  co- and by-product, its component material as well as the sequence of operations required to produce the item, facilitating an accurate expected cost against which to track the actual production costs.

Bill of Materials Fact Sheet 

Engineering Change Control

SYSPRO’s Engineering Change Control (ECC) enables you to improve and continue to maintain the management of engineering changes to your products. This is achieved through various features and processes - the essence of which is the Engineering Change Order process (ECO). The Engineering Change Order process is a workflow type subsystem, intended to replace the paper trail that typically accompanies any changes to product design data. When the product is under the control of ECC, any maintenance to a bill of material and/or routing of the product can be accomplished only by means of a current ECO.

Engineering Change Control Fact Sheet 

Customer Relationship Management

The SYSPRO Customer Relationship Management (CRM) suite of applications will enable Food and Beverage manufacturers to increase revenues and client satisfaction through optimal client management. The CRM solution is designed to offer all the key components of business management in one simple module combining customer contacts, marketing, sales, customer service, Help Desk, and after market service and repairs. CRM allows everyone to share the same information putting people in the center of the enterprise with a 360 degree view of the marketing, sales, order fulfillment and accounting transactions.

CRM for Syspro Fact Sheet 

Streamline regulatory compliance

SYSPRO saves you time and money by enabling you to complete the FDA and ISO system validation process as part of the SYSPRO system implementation and ongoing utilization. The integrated document management and role based security features allow you to track audit-related documentation and expedite approval processes while meeting the FDA's standards for electronic records and electronic signatures under 21 CFR Part 11.