Life Science and pharmaceutical industry has seen sustained growth in the past few years. During the phase of 2019-22, through the pandemic – the industry stood tall and delivered the necessary vaccines, medicines, personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, etc. to a struggling world. This wouldn’t have been possible without an intricate and digitized supply chain.
As economies and expectations normalize, the life science industry is looking to infuse greater control and visibility within its supply chain and warehouse operations. The major pharma companies were able to scale their operations during the pandemic because they could depend on the dynamism of their supply chain.
They could know the exact batch details of each drug in their storage. They could track and manage the warehousing conditions – specific for each item. They could track the serial number of each part and drug as it moved in and out of warehouses to ensure that their operations were always compliant and optimized.
In short, the ability to automate and improve warehouse activities using industry-specific solutions was the way through the 2019-22 phase and is set to be the norm going forward.
This is where we would like to point out Crave InfoTech’s pre-packed and pre-configured industry-specific warehouse management solution – cEWM.
Crave InfoTech’s cEWM built with SAP BTP and extending SAP EWM
Crave InfoTech has worked with the Life Science/Pharmaceutical industry for many years. We know the ins and outs of the specific regulatory and processing needs of warehouses and asset management within Life Sciences.
It’s critical to account for all drugs, changes, and conditions in detail at all stages of production, storage, and transportation. All information must be validated and approved with detailed record-keeping.
The handling of items within the warehouse must follow specific Workflows or processes relevant to that item. How do the technicians or operators manage to always follow protocol for each item?
They can use Crave InfoTech’s cEWM – built with SAP BTP and extending SAP EWM.
SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) is the ultimate warehouse management solution by the tech giant. It helps interconnect and collate all departments and databases. All approved supply chain stakeholders have visibility over all storage and movement details of all items and hazardous materials. They know the stock levels and conditions in real-time – just by looking at their dashboards.
The is built on the intelligence and speed of the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP). SAP BTP is the frontline platform for AI-led planning and execution of all enterprise-level activities. SAP BTP also makes it easier to create and automate with low-code/no-code app and website development. It has an integration suite that ensures that all Life Science needs are fulfilled via specific integrations or extensions. All these solutions are ready-for-deployment – like Crave InfoTech’s cEWM.
At the ground level, Crave InfoTech’s cEWM helps the operators perform all inbound, outbound, and internal processes within the warehouse – while capturing all information directly and accurately with scanners.
cEWM | RF-enabled mobile app that works online or offline
Users scan the incoming items using a scanner or the camera of the mobile device. This pulls all item info and auto-populates the Workflow within the cEWM app. The user can perform multiple tasks with the same app.
This RF-enablement allows for faster and more accurate data capture. It also enables bulk-scanning of items/material during inventory counting. The users simply move their scanners over a bunch of items. The app auto-captures the details of all the items in one go. It also shows whether some items are missing from the location. Such details are essential for upholding compliance within the Life Science industry.
Warehouses in the life science industry have different storage sections dedicated to different needs. For example, some vaccines or drugs would be stored at sub-zero temperatures, while other items would require room temperature but regulated moisture. These intricate details are also set in as Workflows within the system and can be executed via cEWM.
It’s difficult to always find network coverage in cold storage areas within the warehouse. Hence, cEWM is built to work effectively when online or offline. When it’s online, the app would sync with the system in real-time giving the stakeholders live details of the activities. When offline, the app would work as required with zero-lags and zero-errors. It would sync with the system when it re-enters the coverage area.
Crave InfoTech Awarded place in ‘Eight that Innovate’ at DA4S
As seen above, Crave InfoTech is always focused on providing innovation that’s industry-specific and solves real problems for enterprises.
This endeavor sees us being awarded a place in the exclusive group of ‘Eight that Innovate’ by the Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S). One of these eight would go on to win the coveted title – DA4S Innovator of the Year 2023.
We will be presenting our solution at the DA4S East Coast Conference in New Jersey between May 2nd and May 4th, 2023.
Crave InfoTech part of DA4S ‘Mentorship Program’ 2023
Following are headways into warehouse automation and asset management solutions, DA4S has chosen Crave InfoTech as one of the select set of companies within their ‘Mentorship Program’ for 2023.
This Mentorship Program is designed to provide a springboard for the selected companies that show promise, innovation, and ambition to transform enterprises with their solutions. Crave InfoTech has had multiple successes with SAP BTP, SAP EWM, and our cEWM to validate such backing by DA4S.
Along with presenting at DA4S’ East Coast Conference (New Jersey), Crave would also kick off the Mentorship Program on May 2nd, 2023.
These validation and recognitions keep motivating us to move further and faster with our innovation-driven solutions across industries and geographies.
Crave Infotech at SAP Sapphire 2023 in Orlando
If you want to find out more about Crave InfoTech’s cutting-edge solutions, please visit our website or get in touch with us directly for further details. Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that we will be present at SAP Sapphire 2023 in Orlando from May 15th to 17th, 2023. We invite you to join us at this event and meet our team face-to-face. This will be an exceptional opportunity to engage with our team and discover more about our innovative offerings in the areas of warehouse management and SAP BTP. So, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to connect with us at SAP Sapphire 2023!