Segregation of Product by Type and Production Week - Warehouse

D

David Mullins

#1
Anyone have a tried and proven manual system for segregating product types and production weeks in storage warehouses?

(A pretty brief question)

Went through a horror patch late last year with quarantining stock from specific days and weeks, and have decided to batch release (by week) specific items to outside storage facilities. Yes we carry a lot of stock. In this particular case I'd like to hold OE parts from each weeks production, and release as one batch.

Back to the question - Any easy way of achieving this in a warehouse environment?
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor

Wes Bucey

Prophet of Profit
#3
Could we talk about traceability vs value?

David Mullins said:
Anyone have a tried and proven manual system for segregating product types and production weeks in storage warehouses?

(A pretty brief question)

Went through a horror patch late last year with quarantining stock from specific days and weeks, and have decided to batch release (by week) specific items to outside storage facilities. Yes we carry a lot of stock. In this particular case I'd like to hold OE parts from each weeks production, and release as one batch.

Back to the question - Any easy way of achieving this in a warehouse environment?
Interesting that Marc should resurrect this post from a time before my membership, since I had a conversation just this morning about traceability.

In most environments, especially the aerospace sector, regulators and producers are concerned about the traceability of components installed within assemblies.

The producers are in a constant battle to maintain a sense of equilibrium between the costs of individual identification and the problems in actual and soft costs incurred if a component fails and a recall is required.

The topic of our discussion this morning was the development of "micro 2-D" barcoding which could essentially allow identification of individual pharmaceutical doses in hospital and clinic settings. The implications of this relatively low cost means of identification included "mistake-proofing" drug administration to a patient by using low cost bar code readers to track each dose, compare it to a bar code on a patient wrist band or ID card to assure it's meant for that patient, and maintain a record, traceable back to the point of manufacture as to which plant, pill making machine, day, shift, or hour the dose was produced. In the event of discovery of failure or adverse reaction, the numbers of doses which might have to be recalled would be limited, but most importantly, every patient who had received a dose from the suspect batch could be tracked and monitored for additional adverse effects or given counteractive drugs or therapy.

In light of the general desire for more traceability among organizations for their products, I applaud a desire on an organization's part to improve traceability by segregating different batches. I suggest more thought and effort be given to containerizing and labeling even daily batches. The curse here is bulk storage (and potential for mixing batches).

David used the abbreviation "OE parts" which I take to mean "original equipment parts." He's already had one episode of scurrying to quarantine parts, why shouldn't he look to a more consistent and foolproof way of segregation by different packaging and labeling?

I predict it will be more cost effective in the long run, because the discreet identification will be maintained on his customer's shelves until installation. If the customers are astute, they'll take advantage of the identification to be able to track the parts once they've been installed and resold to THEIR customers. Looks like a win-win to me!
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
H Audit Segregation by Product - ISO 9001 & AS 9100 in a small machine (job) shop AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 6
F IEC 62304 - Segregation and communication between software items IEC 62304 - Medical Device Software Life Cycle Processes 1
F FDA PMK 510(k) - IEC 62304 Software Components Segregation Other US Medical Device Regulations 3
A Segregation of Software Items on a Medical Device IEC 62304 - Medical Device Software Life Cycle Processes 4
R Medical Device Software Segregation and Detailed Design IEC 62304 - Medical Device Software Life Cycle Processes 10
A How is Segregation of Duties defined in the IT World? IEC 27001 - Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) 4
J Segregation of duty checklist for the IT department Internal Auditing 2
T Waste Segregation and Recycling - Ideas for Launching & Jazzing up 'Green Day'. Sustainability, Green Initiatives and Ecology 1
C Is there a Solid Waste Standard Segregation Color Coding Miscellaneous Environmental Standards and EMS Related Discussions 7
Q Seeking Best Practice of Parts Segregation Manufacturing and Related Processes 1
S Control of NCM: segregation strategies QS-9000 - American Automotive Manufacturers Standard 1
L 1 product multiple factories EU Medical Device Regulations 0
C Product Lifetime on Labeling 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 1
B Acquired Medical Device Product Line - Documentation Requirements for Device Master Record ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 7
P API Q1 - Monogram Product & API 4F - Proof Load Test Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations 3
R CE marked product sold in UK no EU rep CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 2
JoCam On-product labels for Medical Devices EU Medical Device Regulations 3
Awais How to mistake proof - Shipping Orders with Shortages - Product Quantity Accountability mismatch with Job Traveller? Manufacturing and Related Processes 17
L Product and process Deviation procedure Manufacturing and Related Processes 1
H Using/Selling power banks with your product as a "mobile version" CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 3
H Electronic care product on patient bed side - Flammability requirements (62368-1) Hospitals, Clinics & other Health Care Providers 0
B Design Responsibilities for Mature Acquired Product Lines ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 3
D Dental application - medical product or not? Other US Medical Device Regulations 8
Q Product Quality vs Product Defects Manufacturing and Related Processes 4
J Verification of purchased product / supplier questionnaires ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 2
E Any template/ form of Monitoring and Measurement of Processes and product to ISO 13485? ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 1
S Product Code 510(k) exemption US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1
M REACH assessment of PCBA/finished product REACH and RoHS Conversations 2
J Validity of CE mark on distributed product when company ceases trading EU Medical Device Regulations 3
Q News cradle to grave - Product life cycle ISO 14001:2015 Specific Discussions 5
J Using of CE marking - Two CE markings on the product CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 5
W Final Report re: Market withdrawal of radiation-emitting product Other US Medical Device Regulations 0
M Combination Product - New MAA EU Medical Device Regulations 0
pbojsen ISO 13485 Requirements versus FDA product classification and GMP exemptions - Audits ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 3
Z REACH compliance for low volume product REACH and RoHS Conversations 1
chris1price Notified Body responsible for product safety under MDD? EU Medical Device Regulations 4
S Does a refurbished product required a new UDI? US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 3
lanley liao How to understand and master the requirements of each section in API monogram product. Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations 5
H Verification Process for the existing MDS Product IEC 62304 - Medical Device Software Life Cycle Processes 5
A UDI for product already packed up EU Medical Device Regulations 0
A Migrating from whole product CE marking to modular approach CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 5
H Medical device Product Registration Registrars and Notified Bodies 2
A Can a power Supply be an accessory to a medical device, if it is an 'off-the-shelf' product. IEC 60601 - Medical Electrical Equipment Safety Standards Series 3
M Extension to shelf life of new product under MDR EU Medical Device Regulations 1
lanley liao Are there guidelines for application of all API monogrammal product? Oil and Gas Industry Standards and Regulations 2
S ISO 11137- Simulated product vs SIP Other Medical Device Related Standards 2
K Interesting Discussion "World Class Product" based QM. I need advice. Quality Management System (QMS) Manuals 14
R IATF 16949 Certification for new site with transferred product--what is the impact with CSR and scorecards? IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 4
William55401 Distributed By Product - Best Practices for Configuration Management and Purchasing Controls ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 0
R Compatibility studies - combination product CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 4

Similar threads

Top Bottom