Strategic Manufacturing Award: Werum's PAS-X is Part of Prize-Winning IT Program of Rottapharm | Madaus


Award honors Continuous Improvement Program of pharmaceutical manufacturer / with Werum's PAS-X Manufacturing IT Business Platform to paperless factory

Lueneburg, Germany - The pharmaceutical company Rottapharm | Madaus has won the 2012 Strategic Manufacturing Award in the category "Outstanding Achievement in Continuous Improvement" and the cross-competition "SMA e-F@ctory Hall of Fame" award for its Irish production plant in Dublin. The prizes pay tribute to the Continuous Improvement Program of Rottapharm | Madaus, in which the PAS-X Manufacturing IT Business Platform of Werum plays an important role.

Werum had rolled out PAS-X step by step at the Dublin plant since 2009. It began with the warehouse implementation, followed by the manufacturing and packaging areas. PAS-X integrates Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and several Distributed Control Systems (DCS).

"Our goal is to achieve a paperless factory. For this purpose, we automated the processes in the warehouse, in our manufacturing and packaging areas and reduced the number of manual entries," said Áine Tobin, Project Manager, Rottapharm | Madaus Ltd. "With PAS-X we were able to eliminate over 720,000 wet signatures and to release batches in less than half the original time. On the other hand, the inventory accuracy has now increased to 99 percent."

Werum's PAS-X is a major building block within Rottapharm's Continuous Improvement Program with which the pharmaceutical manufacturer continually reduces non-value-added activities and lastingly expands its competitiveness.

About Rottapharm | Madaus Ltd.

Rottapharm | Madaus is a multinational pharmaceutical group based in Italy with its headquarters and research centre in Monza and possessing branches in over 85 countries. Rottapharm's long history of success began in 1961 with the creation of a small laboratory of independent research. From then on, the company has always invested in research, innovation, development and distribution on a global scale of new products mainly in the field of pharmaceuticals and, in the following years, also in the fields of parapharmaceuticals and neutraceuticals. www.rottapharm-madaus.com

About Werum Software & Systems AG

With over 40 years of software development experience, Werum Software & Systems AG is known worldwide for partnering with its global customers to create state-of-the-art software products and solutions. Werum is the internationally leading supplier of Manufacturing IT / Manufacturing Execution Systems for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Its Manufacturing IT Business Platform PAS-X is used by 16 of the world's top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies in more than 600 installations. Founded in 1969, the IT company employs about 470 people at its headquarters in Lueneburg, Germany, and at eight other locations in Germany, France, the United States, Japan, and Singapore. For more information take a look at our websites at www.werum.com and www.pas-x.com.

Contact:

Dirk Ebbecke

Director Corporate Communications

Werum Software & Systems AG

Wulf-Werum-Strasse 3

21337 Lueneburg, Germany

Tel. +49 4131 8900-689

Fax +49 4131 8900-20

dirk.ebbecke@werum.com

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