The ARC platform is a software solution that integrates packaging lines and enterprise serialization repositories. It is designed to allow pharmaceutical and contract manufacturing companies utilize multiple line management systems, simplify integration and enhance flexibility. It also ensures compliance with global legislation (such as EU Hub, MDLP, Turkish MoH) including all special functionalities like Russian Cryptocode or US DSCSA requirements on the shop floor and in the warehouse.

As an innovation from advanco, ARC is focused on applications where mandated serialization standards require pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to adopt specified standards to track and trace products across their supply chains. Beyond this, ARC is also designed to help manufacturers and OEMs achieve better KPIs, such as long-term profitability, with more scalable, end-to-end supply-chain traceability.

ARC is designed to adapt to a wider variety of packaging-line technologies and production-management systems. Integration across control and enterprise levels enables it to provide a centralized platform for managing serialization data and facilitates product traceability across the supply chain.

Apart from this, it helps manufacturers to improve troubleshooting and proactive maintenance, by providing direct visibility into the end-to-end process, from production through distribution. Additionally, the platform is equipped with a manual serialization and aggregation workflow, which is a pre-validated tool for manufacturers with manual packaging lines.

ARC platform’s data-centric approach connects actions and tracks progress through a performance score that allows projects to track and benchmark progress. It is the first-of-its-kind solution to track serialization progress through a performance score to help drive continuous and incremental improvement. The platform also provides feedback so that organizations can make more informed decisions. It connects management to strategies for improvement and measures progress so that they can gauge how well the strategies they implement are working, helping them determine how best to save resources, and ensuring the elimination of product counterfeiting.

The ARC platform is divided into two systems.

ARC MESs system

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The ARC MESs system is Manufacturing Execution System software (MESs) that provides cockpit overview management for clients’ packaging lines. It is designed to process data that contains the most valuable, agreed upon information shared across an organization, as well as management of orders, on-line monitoring, reporting and auditing tools.

Apart from these, ARC MESs system also provides an accurate and deep understanding of drill down capabilities from the product batch - all the way down to the individual serialized item. Due to its flexibility, it streamlines communication and keeps teams and partner technologies informed of activity across the organization, thus providing a secure place to maintain data over time.

The MESs System - process components include:

  • Master Data Management: article, product - aggregation hierarchy, label info
  • Packaging Order management: assign, monitor
  • Serial Number Management
  • User Role & Permissions Management
  • Reporting: General batch, audit log, and hardware / L4-Interface specific reporting
  • Administration: line, connector and hardware interface configuration

ARC LESs system

The ARC LESs (Logistics Execution Systems software) is the operating system of the warehouse that is responsible for post-packaging serialization processes. It ensures that errors like package breakage and misappropriation are discovered and corrected, irrespective of the original packaging technology used.

LESs also ensures the free-flow of all in-and-outbound serialized goods and it oversees the full integration of Atomic-level, single-item operations that passes through it’s electronic process. This happens in the background and it is monitored through MESs.

Below are the processes that are supported through a unified interface

  • Low-volume packaging from scratch
  • Correction or extension of aggregation or sampling operations that happened at the mass-packaging lines
  • Serialized goods acceptance into the warehouse
  • Good Shipment
  • Serialized item inventory checking