Bottle and jar manufacturer Alpha Packaging has introduced InfinityQS ProFicient software for real-time manufacturing intelligence at its plants in St Louis and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
The company has introduced the software developed by InfinityQS International to automate data collection, control quality, and achieve visibility across its manufacturing operations.
Plans are underway to extend the installation of the software at its remaining five plants by the end of the year.
Alpha Packaging director of quality Shane Jordan said: "The ability to take action based on real-time data from our machines allows us to be more proactive about quality and prevent any potential downstream problems with the bottles even after production."
Alpha Packaging will use the software in producing the appropriate data and quality levels expected by the pharmaceutical industry for high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polylactide (PLA) bottles and jars.
The company also plans to incorporate the software into its existing quality assurance programs and integrate it with its IT system.
InfinityQS president and CEO Michael Lyle said: "With Alpha Packaging's established success in the pharmaceutical industry, the company understands the importance of having a technology solution in place to help ensure compliance with 21 CFR Part 11 regulations and audits."
The vitamin and mineral supplements category forms the largest customer segment for Alpha Packaging, which manufactures and decorates bottles and jars for the nutritional, pharmaceutical, personal care, household chemical, and niche food and beverage markets.
Image: Alpha Packaging will deploy InfinityQS software at its remaining five plants by 2013 end. Photo: courtesy of Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.