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Schneider Electric Launches Serialization Suite for the Life Sciences Industry

Industry’s first model-driven approach complies with GS1 standards for serialization

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 5, 2016Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced availability of the Serialization Suite for the Life Sciences industry. Advantages of implementing this Serialization Suite include seamless integration to the automation layer (regardless of vendor), a common data repository and a model-driven framework. These attributes contribute to a “single source of the truth” with consistent, clean data, unified reporting and analysis and standardized best practices to enforce collaboration, compliance and data consistency across multi-site implementations.

Serialization compliance can be a daunting task for the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Industry when operating with disparate systems, interoperability and a lack of accurate visibility into all production processes and the extended supply chain. Several countries have set new regulations for traceability of prescription drug and biologic products, adding further complexity to this process. In order to facilitate these requirements, a serialization process should be put in place to enable materials to be tracked and traced electronically when passing through the supply chain.

The Schneider Electric Serialization Suite ensures Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences companies can:

  • Identify and stop the distribution of counterfeit drugs
  • Contain and track the source of contaminated drugs back to the source
  • Handle product recalls more efficiently and effectively

“Our new Serialization Suite offers the Life Sciences industry an improved means to apply end-to-end traceability of serialized units, including products, cartons and pallets to their operations,” said Doug Warren, Vice President, Software, Industry Solutions at Schneider Electric. “Our model-driven framework and ability to integrate with process equipment in an existing serialization infrastructure eases information management, effectively extending existing investments with an overlay of analytics and reports.”

Included in the offering is Schneider Electric’s Customer FIRST Software Maintenance and Support Program. This program enables access to the latest software upgrades, expert technical assistance and self-help tools to improve operational effectiveness – the industry’s world class standard for technical and after-sales support.

Learn more about the new Serialization industry solution here or contact your local Schneider Electric representative.

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About Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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