Year: 2005-06

Company: Gilead Sciences

Liaison(s): Allan Hansen, Bruce Kisner

Gilead Sciences is implementing a Chemical Dispensing Automation System (CDAS) to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the manual chemical dispensing process used currently. The system provides real-time monitoring of the dispensing of chemical raw materials through Gilead’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, a business management system that includes tracking of inventory and manufacturing. The CDAS utilizes data collection software to interface wirelessly with JD Edwards ERP and is in compliance with FDA regulations and 21 CFR Part 11. The project has completed several phases starting with User Requirement Specifications and Functional Requirement Specifications, and progressing to Solution Requirement Specifications and Implementation and Training.