Genzyme needed an MES (Manufacturing Execution System) that could reduce the amount of paperwork on site as they faced a major expansion of production volumes. Werum's PAS-X provided the ideal solution.
To manage this growth in, and diversification of, production, and to promote Genzyme's right-first-time and real-time-release strategy in manufacturing, the company decided to introduce a number of "visions": One was to increase the level of automation in the Waterford facility to achieve a paperless manufacturing supply in various areas of the facility including the Warehouse, Oral Dose, Packaging, Quality Control, and Fill Finish, initially by introducing paperless EBR (electronic batch recording). Called gWAP (genzyme Waterford Automation Program), its scope was to implement a MES, a DHS (Data Historian System), and a PDMS/LIMS (Product Data Management System). Its implementation, principally in the tabletting and packaging areas, provides an integrated system, which created EBR's supported by barcoding technology, MES to ERP integration, and MES to LIMS integration.