sop for receipt storage and handling of dispensed packing


1.0 Objective: To describe the procedure for receipt, storage and handling of dispensed packing
2.0 Scope: This procedure is applicable to receipt, storage and handling of dispensed packing materials
in production area
3.0 Responsibility: Production Officers / Executive.
4.0 Accountability: Department Head shall be accountable for the compliance of the system.

5.0 Procedure:
5.1 Receipt & Handling of Packaging Material:
5.1.1 Transfer the dispensed packaging materials product wise / batch wise in to the tablet packaging department in plastic crates along with lid.
5.1.2 Handle only one batch of one product at a time.
5.1.3 Ensure the status label on each container.
5.1.4 Verify the Quantity, AR. No. & Art work No. against the packaging order.
5.1.5 Acknowledge the receipt of materials in the packaging order, return one copy of the packaging order is to ware house.
5.2 Handling of Printed Material for Over Coding:
5.2.1 Transfer the packaging material to the processing area of overprinting section, along with packing order.
5.2.2 Verify the coding details mentioned in the batch packing record.
5.2.3 Store the good coded printed packaging materials in containers with seal. Affix a status label on it. Store the containers in designated area of packaging section.
5.2.4 Issue the coded packaging materials on the packaging line. Handle only one material at a time.
5.3 Storage of Dispensed Packaging Material:
5.3.1 Secondary Packing Material: Preserve the dispensed packaging material in a secondary packaging material area till further processing. It is segregated product wise & batch wise manner. Transfer the secondary packaging material for a particular batch on the respective packing line at the time of commencement.
5.3.2 Primary Packaging Material: Store all the primary packaging materials product wise / batch wise. Transfer all materials for a specified batch and product in respective cubicle before the commencement of blistering or stripping.
5.3.3 Handling the Material after Batch Completion: At the end of the batch, calculate the total packed goods, enter the details in ‘Finished Goods Production Slip’ and transfer the packed goods to finished goods area. Record the rejected packaging material daily in the packaging record and reconcile at batch completion, balance coded and rejected coded material should be destroyed on the presence of a responsible person. Return the balance un-coded materials, foils, boxes, leaflets etc. to stores with a return note having detail of quantity, AR No. and material code. Record the same in BPR.


6.0 Abbreviations:

Abbreviation Expanded Form
BPR Batch Packing Record
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
PR Production
NA Not Applicable


7.0 Distribution List:

S. No. Department Name No. of Copy
1. Quality Assurance 01
2. Production 01

8.0 References:
In – House

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