History

The CI Precision software systems division was formed in 1965. Its role was to provide software to support the mechanical and electronic products we manufactured.

At that time, we developed software on mini computers such as the DEC PDP-11 and Data General rack mounted systems using VDUs and teletype terminals as I/O. We used a range of software languages but principally machine code, Fortran and Basic. Initial applications controlled our weighing and sorting systems. We sold these systems firstly to the diamond industry then more recently to the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Execution Systems

CI Precision has been developing manufacturing execution system modules for the pharmaceutical industry since the early 1970's. The first modules were statistical process control (SPC) and dispensary management systems (DMS). Up until the late 1990s we developed tailor made solutions for pharmaceutical clients across the UK and Europe. Clients included The Welcome Foundation, Eli Lilly, Glaxo, Smith Kline and French, ICI, Beechams, Roche Products, May and Baker, Orion, Sanofi, Squibb, Fisons and Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Ci-DMS Commercial Off-the-shelf System

In 2002 we launched our first Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) MES solution – Ci-DMS. Ci-DMS is a highly configurable and fully validated system designed to control the manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceutical products. Since the initial launch a number of releases have been published with increased functionality, flexibility and configurability.

This experience has enabled us to develop new systems to expand our offering to support all stages of manufacture from batch creation through to batch completion.

Technological Progress

CI Precision has always been an early adopter of new technology. Over time, we have developed solutions to run on platforms ranging from mini computers through to current technology. We have developed interfaces for enterprise integration to a range of level 4 systems (e.g. SAP ERP) and level 1 and level 2 systems including automated dosing and IBC handling.

Call us today on +44 (0)1722 424 100 to discuss how you can dramatically reduce time to sign off batches, save money and transform your manufacturing operations. Or email your enquiry to: sales@ciprecision.com