3 WS is Wayahead Windows Weighing System, Wayahead’s dispensing, mixing, manufacturing and packaging system. 3WS will guarantee that the correct Weight, of the correct Material, will be used in the correct Product, also confirming that Lot Status and Use-by-Date are OK. All these checks are completed automatically, without the need for the operator to hand-write labels or record production usage. Any site using 3WS improves throughput, during Dispensing, Mixing, Manufacturing and other production phases. Barcode labelling of Lotnos, Batches and also dispensing activity is included. Using 3WS, you cannot miss out or double-up a material during weighing, mixing or packaging. Product compliance is assured to the highest quality levels, using less operators, in a faster process.
3WS - stands for Wayahead Windows Weighing System.
It is a Wayahead product, which is extensively validated by our Software Quality Assurance Plan. It is a Windows product and runs on all Windows platforms. It is a Weighing application containing all the functionality required by manufacturing companies. And it is a complete System, incorporating many production activities with extensive reporting. 3WS is very stable and each site can customise their usage of each feature. The system is installed at many sites worldwide and has been extensively validated to FDA level at most of these sites. 3WS has many significant features, such a Quantity Sufficient processing, Potency management etc. All weighing or mixing programs have large displays of important details (Names and Weights). The colour bar to show weighing progress, from yellow, to green, then red if overweight, is a major feature with large warning messages. Periodic balance calibration and servicing, is guaranteed by 3WS. 3WS can be interfaced to any ERP system. This allows systems, such as SAP, BPCS, JD Edwards, MFG-PRO, Pronto etc, to transfer material, lotno or work order data to 3WS. After dispensing, the usage data about work orders or lotnos can be automatically transferred back to ERP.
Validation is always important and we have taken most of the hard work out of this necessary exercise by developing a Validation module. This module contains all validation tests and in its simplest form can be used to print out the Validation Manual. It can also be used to activate a range of tests to be completed. You then print out the nominated test scripts, ready for testing to start. Each test script records the user, date, test method, expected results and pass or fail status. Validation History (script plus test results) is electronically generated and printed to speed up and improve validation testing. Please read the Validation section, for more information on validation.
D uring each installation project, Wayahead will work the local users, to generate the relevant Installation Qualification (IQ) documentation. If the site is not familiar with IQ procedures, Wayahead can manage this important phase of the project, from File Server setup, through database creation, to workstation configuration of electronic balances, barcode scanners and barcode printers. It is recommended to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), to document the configuration of each type of hardware connected to a workstation, such as balances, printers and scanners. User training will also be completed during the initial phase of 3WS implementation. Training is usually conducted in separate sessions for system admin users, production supervisors and finally operators. At the end of the first week onsite, the agreed system parameter settings, for the site to activate 3WS features, will be established and these settings will be included in future OQ and PQ documentation. IQ and training usually takes two weeks onsite.