Accord Healthcare implements next generation of Ci-DMS

Published: 18-Jun-2018

The project has already reaped many benefits including greater accuracy and efficiency when dispensing material weights

As part of their process for Continuous Improvement, Accord Healthcare, has implemented the next generation of Ci-DMS MES from CI Precision, benefiting from increased efficiency and enhanced compliance. The weigh and dispense modules have been upgraded in four dispensing booths, and the Dispensary office, at the manufacturing site in Barnstaple, Devon.

Accord Healthcare, one of the fastest growing generic pharmaceutical companies in the UK & Ireland, has an extensive supply chain through its four UK based sites, helping to ensure a consistent supply of affordable life-saving medicines for patients, whilst supporting customers to react quickly to dynamic market conditions.

It enlisted CI Precision to supply Ci-DMS MES because they are experts in field of precision weighing systems. The company designs and manufactures weighing systems for quality assurance for businesses operating in the pharmaceutical industry.

Jody Woods, Manufacturing Shift Leader explains how Ci-DMS MES is being applied: “The accuracy and efficiency of our processes in pharmaceutical manufacturing is key to ensuring our medicines retain their high level of quality and that they reach patients as quickly as possible.

"Ci-DMS helps us to weigh and dispense raw materials for batches of tablets, capsules, suppositories and coating materials. It is also a key part of booking movements and processing orders”.

Jody confirmed the key benefits of using the Ci-DMS weigh and dispense modules as: minimising the risk of errors which may occur in paper-based processes, enhancing inventory control and reducing costs. Jody explained the deployment of the production team has become more efficient as dispensed material weights do not require verification by a second person.

Accord was asked if it would recommend Ci-DMS and CI Precision. Jody responded: “Yes, we would highly recommend Ci-DMS to other companies that have dispensing requirements because Ci-DMS is extremely easy to use, reliable and accurate and CI Precision staff are very knowledgeable, professional, reliable and always willing to help.

The support from CI Precision throughout the project was excellent. The project was fully validated and completed within the agreed two-month timescale, within budget and with no issues.

He added: "We were kept up to date throughout the whole process. Any questions raised were answered promptly and any support required after installation was given high priority”.

For more information about CI Precision’s Ci-DMS MES suite please telephone +44 (0)1722 424100 or e-mail

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