Issuance of Packing Materials and transfer of Issued materials from Packing Material Store to Production
On the receipt of the requisition slip from the concerned production personnel for the manufacture of a product, the store In-charge shall ensure that the requisition slip bears the signatures of all the concerned persons. The packing Material store in charge shall take out the prints of the issue Note from ERP making simultaneous entries into the Packing Material Stock in ERP.
The labels and other primary packing materials shall be issued by the In-charge of the Packing Material Store only on the authorization of the Quality Assurance Department.
The packing Material Store In-charge shall issue the Packing Materials as per the Packing Material Issue Note generated through the ERP, which shall bear the signatures of the store In-charge, QA Officer, Asst. Mfg. Chemist and Asst. Mfg. Supervisor.
Store In-charge shall issue the Packing materials to the Production section as per the Requisition Slip and Issue Note generated through ERP.
During the Issuance, Mfg. The chemist, QA Officer, and Store In-charge shall check each material for its:
- Physical status of shipper/container / packing from which Packing material is to be issued.
- Name of the material.
- A.R. No.
- Specifications (Item Code).
- Product Name.
- Batch No, if Printed.
Labels, Cartons, Packing inserts, PP caps and all other materials are to be issued in large quantities, where counting is difficult to be weighed on a balance and subsequently issued. In-charge Packing Material Store shall find out the average weight of unit material by finding the average weight of 100 units. Calculate the required weight to be issued by multiplying the average weight and quantity in numbers.
Before starting the Issuance, In-charge Packing Material Store shall ensure that the weighing balances and surrounding area have been cleaned from all previous product/batch materials.
Packing Material Store In-charge along with Asstt. Mfg. The chemist and QA Officer shall remain present at the time of weighing.
Precaution shall be taken that only one item is dealt with at a time.
After completion of weighing of material, the tag of the Packing Material shall be attached to each container containing the issued Packing material. All issued Packing materials shall be segregated batch-wise.
All issued Packing materials of a batch of a product shall be transferred in shippers/containers to the Respective Production Section and shall be kept on clean pallets in a secured place.
Aluminum foil, and PVC rolls are to be issued in excess weight, wherever issuing the exact weight as given in the Packing order is not practical. The weight issued in excess of the Packing requisition slip shall subsequently be returned by the production department through the “Material returned note” generated through the ERP to the Packing Material Store after Packing operations are over.
Packing Material Store In-charge shall stock the printed labels of products (separately product-wise) in a separate room.
The printed labels shall be issued by the Packing Material Store In-charge in the presence of the Quality Assurance Officer, who shall also sign the Issue note, prepared and signed by the Store In-charge and also signed by the Asstt. Mfg. Chemist.
After finishing the labeling and packing of the batch of the concerned product, the Asstt. Mfg. The chemist shall enter the details in the PM reconciliation and destruction sheet attached in BMR in respect of the packing Material.
The reconciliation format shall be reviewed by the Quality Assurance Department and any discrepancy in the labels etc., on which Batch Nos. etc. have been stamped or printed, shall be evaluated and shall be brought to the notice of the management and suitable action shall be taken in this regard.
The unconsumed labels etc. on which Batch Nos. etc. have been stamped or printed which are returned to the Packing Material Store, shall be destroyed as per SOP titled “Disposal and Destruction of Material”, and shall not be stored with other labels/materials lying in the Packing Material Store.