Dr Reddys Laboratories installs PAS-X at Hyderabad site


Part of expansion that includes new warehouse and weighing and dispensing area

Dr Reddys Laboratories aims to optimise the performance of its production processes with the installation of PAS-X, a manufacturing execution system (MES) from German firm Werum Software & Systems, at its site in Bachupally, Hyderabad. This is the second PAS-X installation in India, following one at AstraZeneca's facility in Bangalore.

Dr Reddys MES project is part of an expansion, which also involves building a new warehouse and weighing and dispensing area.

Werum will implement PAS-X in two phases. In the first, the MES will support warehouse and weighing and dispensing processes. PAS-X will execute the whole process for receiving goods, including the required sampling operations. All materials will be dispensed in the new weighing and dispensing area and then delivered for the manufacturing process. PAS-X will receive manufacturing order information from the ERP system (SAP) via an automated interface and will support not only the weighing process but also equipment and container management and material tracking from the weighing area to the manufacturing stations.

During the second phase, Werum will add full-scope MES functionalities to the paperless system, from master batch records management to complete electronic batch recording. Production in Hyderabad will cover all pharmaceutical manufacturing processes, including weighing, blending, granulation, compression, coating and packaging. Werum's Asia Support Centre, located in Singapore, is carrying out the installation.