Process Strategies for Serialization Success

Excerpt from Serialization Countdown's April 17, 2017 online article by Keren Sooke, Director of Editorial Content at PMMI Media Group:

When we hear success stories, we often look for patterns that we can apply in our own lives. Serialization in pharmaceutical packaging is no exception. During a presentation at the Healthcare Packaging & Processing Conference co-located with this year’s PACK EXPO East in Philadelphia, Glenn Siegele, President and CEO at Omega Design Corporation, explained that serialization success stories share common themes. Each story has a clearly defined process strategy and a path to implementation. The underlining message in this presentation was to emphasize that serialization solutions may be unique to each application, but there are common approaches to solving them.

To read more of this article and learn of Glenn Siegele's presentation, refer to:

 

Pharma Expo Q&A with Chris Siegele

Omega's Serialization Specialist, Chris Siegele, answered an exclusive Pharmaceutical Processing questionnaire to share more about Omega Design, its technologies, and some of the upcoming trends in the industry.

Some of the questions addressed include:

  • Tell us about your company. Specifically, what do you do and what are some of the areas that you excel in?
  • What are some of the major innovations that have taken place in your industry in recent years? How has it impacted operations?
  • What are the biggest challenges in your industry? How have companies endeavored to address this?
  • Where do you see the most room for growth within your industry?
  • What are the biggest markets of your industry and why do you think that is?

Click here to read the answers.

 

Press Release: Omega becomes partner-in-residence at Systech Headquarters

Omega Design Corporation, a global provider of packaging machinery, serialization solutions, and bottle unscrambling technology has become a partner-in-residence at Systech International, based in Princeton, NJ, a global leader in serialization, track-and-trace, authentication, and trusted consumer engagement.

Read more at:

http://news.europawire.eu/omega-design-becomes-partner-in-residence-at-systechs-princeton-headquarters-27190/eu-press-release/2016/05/12/#

Track and Trace Roundtable in American Pharmaceutical Review

Glenn Siegele, President of Omega Design Corporation, was one of three featured panelists in a serialization roundtable article published in the American Pharmaceutical Review.

Questions asked include:

  • Many regulations for track-and trace and serialization are still being finalized. What advice can you give to a pharma company that wants to be prepared?
  • What anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion technologies show the most promise to thwart illegal activities and why?
  • What are some of the biggest barriers to implement track and trace technologies? Cost? Complexity? Lack of regulatory guidelines?
  • What segment of the industry is really driving advances in track and trace/serialization? Government? Industry? Vendors? Why? Who has the most to gain, or lose?
  • Do you foresee regulatory agencies around the globe coming to a joint consensus on track and trace regulations in the near future?

Read the answers here.

Collaboration: Systech and Omega

Omega's collaboration with Systech was cited in Contract Pharma Magazine in April 2016 in the Collaborations & Alliances section.

 

Systech International, a provider of brand protection technologies, wilI now offer its UniSolve serialization software as an inte­grated solution with Omega Design Corp. - a global provider of packaging machin­ery, serialization solutions, and bottle un­scrambling technology.

UniSolve, Systech's serialization soft­ware will be available in an all-in-one, pre-configured offering from Omega. The companies have a history of collaboration and Systech's software is frequently used as part of Omega's deployments.

"For the last 8 years, we have part­nered with Systech to deploy world class material handling integrated with their serialization software," said Glenn Siegele, president of Omega. "Combin­ing our product offerings into a single solution anticipates the critical need for rapid deployment as many of our clients face looming global deadlines to protect the supply chain."

In partnering with Systech's UniSolve software, Omega can now deliver rapid deployment, pre-configured serialization modules in as little as 60 days, accord­ing to the company. The solution offers one integrated manual, integrated single validation documents and a combined Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) that helps streamline the site integration and valida­tion process.

"Demand for our supply chain solu­tions has exploded as the need for en­terprise serialization, track and trace, authentication and regulatory compli­ance expands in adjacent markets such as food and beverage, retail and con­sumer products," notes Lou Arace, chief operating officer, Systech. "Our global clientele has long relied on Omega and Systech to protect their brands, their bottom line, and-most importantly­ their consumers."

Workforce Solutions on Display and at Work

Omega Design was featured in a great piece on combining show preparation with workforce development, written by Keith Campbell and posted on Packaging World's website. 

The article goes on to detail that Omega "had a robot on display in their booth [at Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas]. But what makes this robot unique, is that it is part of Omega's efforts to support their local high school system in preparing the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow."

According to the author, "This was a great example of the collaboration needed between education and industry to solve America's workforce development challenge."

  • Read the full article here
  • Watch the collaborative robot video here

Press Release: Omega Introduces New Inline Stretch Bander

Written By | Contact: Chris Siegele (csiegele@omegadesign.com)

Omega Design Corporation – a global provider of packaging machinery, serialization solutions, and bottle unscrambling technology, has introduced its new Quantum Class Bandit Stretch Bander. It is an inline stretch bander capable of handling a wide range of cartons.

According to the company, the Bandit can process up to 300 cartons/minute and is easily integrated into new and existing packaging lines.

The Bandit is a part of Omega’s new Quantum Class of premium packaging equipment. Omega Design claims it offers a compact footprint and balcony-style design, and the Bandit allows for easy user access, product visibility, and modular add-ons. The machine also delivers integrated vertical carton stacking capabilities through state-of-the-art components and 5-7 servo motors for optimum motion control. The machine features advanced recipe control and quick changeover protocol, and comes standard with Allen-Bradley 1000 PanelView on a swing arm.

“Increasingly, pharmaceutical manufacturers and contract packagers are interested in end of line solutions that offer user-friendly operation and versatile production options,” says Glenn Siegele, president of Omega Design Corporation, in a released statement. “Our new inline Stretch Bander meets both of these concerns, and can be integrated into existing packaging lines in an uncomplicated, cost-effective fashion.”

The Bandit can be utilized to complement Omega Design Corp.’s groundbreaking line of serialization solutions. The machine also can be configured for the bundling of bottles.

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Partners in Success - Omega and Domino

This post was originally published on  March 21, 2014 by Mark Shaffer via http://www.codingforcompliance.com/partners-in-success-omega/

Due to the increase in global initiatives to better secure the pharmaceutical supply chain, it is necessary to select valuable, trusted partners in order to protect your brand, bottom line and, most importantly, your customers. Domino Printing Sciences and Omega Design Corporation have partnered for more than 20 years and continue to work together, preparing you for serialization.

Watch this video to see various examples of how Omega and Domino products work hand-in-hand. Whether you're looking for unit-level serialization solutions or aggregation solutions, the Omega and Domino team can provide you a fully-integrated, customizable serialization solution to track your products down to the unit level.

3C! Packaging, Host of the New Serialization Pavillion at Interphex NYC 2015, Showcases Omega's Equipment

Omega Design, along with strategic partners Domino, Amjet and pharmaceutical packaging solutions provider 3C! Packaging, hosted the special event-long Serialization Pavilion during INTERPHEX NYC 2015, April 21-23 at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

The Serialization Pavilion brings together three industry-leading providers whose combined products and services showcase a comprehensive track-and-trace strategy for potential customers: 3C! Packaging manufactures custom folding cartons, printed literature, inserts/outserts, labels/foils, etc, while Domino Amjet is a prominent supplier of premium industrial printers and equipment, including solutions that print machine-readable codes for serialization compliance. Omega Design Corp.’s capabilities include integrated solutions for individual container identification to support initiatives such as brite stock (private labeling), container serialization (pharma track and trace), and brand protection. Omega Design also manufactures, supplies and services a variety of material handling equipment including bottle unscramblers, bottle-puck handling systems, shrink bundlers, secondary orienters, and canister- and pouch-style desiccant feeders.

To read the full article, visit: http://www.automationworld.com/interphex-domino-amjet-omega-design-corp-and-3c-packaging-host-special-serialization-pavilion

Watch This video Featuring Omega's Serialization equipment on display:



Press Release: Omega Hosts Local Elementary School Children To Explain Class Concepts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Written By | Contact: Chris Siegele (csiegele@omegadesign.com)

Elementary students learn real world application of classroom concepts

Exton, PA – February, 2015 – The East Coventry 4th grade class took their 2nd annual field trip to local manufacturer Omega Design for fun and learning about how the six simple machines they study in class are used to build complex machines that make work easier for all of us. 

This tour was born out of a bring your parent to school day attended by Omega Design President Glenn Siegele.  Students were measuring the force and distance of various pulley configurations

The East Coventry 4th grade class learned how the simple machines they have been learning about in class are combined to produce more complex machines used everyday throughout the economy.  For this lesson they toured local machine automation company, Omega Design Corporation, going from station to station to see these simple machines in action.  Pulleys, levers, wedges, screws, inclined planes and wheels and axels make up the world of motion/ everything that moves.

Attending a bring your parent to school day, Omega Design President Glenn Siegele saw the 9 and 10 year olds measuring force and distance of various pulley configurations.  He told them that these concepts are used in the machines that his company builds.  An offer to tour quickly followed and their teacher jumped at the opportunity.  From the education perspective it’s extremely valuable to show kids how what they are learning is used in the world.  On the company’s side, the importance of being a responsible community partner and to work towards developing a larger, more interested, and better trained workforce were prime goals of the event.  A win, win for everybody involved.

At one station the students competed with a bottle unscrambling machine to see how fast they could place bottles on a conveyor.  The Bottle Unscrambler employed all the simple machines to produce a more efficient operation.  The children were thoroughly engaged and a chorus of “woh” and “cool” sounded when the machine turned on.  It’s difficult to reproduce an experience like that in the classroom.  Another station the students used a lever to punch a hole in a thick plastic material.  They saw how many different ways screws were used to move heavy pieces of metal or register equipment, and even in their safety glasses.  An emphasis on safety backdropped the hands on learning experience.

Omega President, Glenn Siegele, “What an opportunity to participate with the education community to help advance learning of technical subjects that include some real world applications of what they are learning.”  A teacher added, “It was great to offer the students a way to learn that was fun and different.”

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