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What is MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence?

Calling all LIFE SCIENCE companies: MasterControl’s light Manufacturing Execution System, Manufacturing Excellence, is revolutionizing quality manufacturing operations by providing a rapid, flexible, and scalable solution for high-mix, low volume, production lines.

With comprehensive quality controls, extensive systems integrations, and rich data insights and analytics, Manufacturing Excellence (MES) enables:
• Right-first-time production
• Higher throughput
• Shorter review and release times
• Real-time process visibility

Who Uses MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence?

We best serve manufacturers with stringent compliance guidelines (FDA and ISO), product variations, and complex manufacturing processes that require flexibility and agility.

Where can MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • MasterControl
  • Located in Salt Lake City, US
  • Founded in 1994

MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China and 24 others

Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and 7 others

MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence pricing

Starting Price:

US$1,000.00/month
  • No free version

MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence does not have a free version. MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence paid version starts at US$1,000.00/month.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • MasterControl
  • Located in Salt Lake City, US
  • Founded in 1994

MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China and 24 others

Languages

Chinese, English, French, German, Italian and 7 others

MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence videos and images

MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Software - Plan and organize your manufacturing projects with the right tools to ensure your teams are effective and improve production accuracy.
MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Software - Accelerate product release by optimizing manufacturing production processes and reducing delays and downtime.
MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Software - Ensure quality at every step of production. Automatically assess risk and launch quality events directly from the production line without slowing production.
MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Software - Close information gaps caused by disconnected systems and paper production records. Unlock real-time insights and unleash powerful intelligence.
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MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence video
MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Software - Plan and organize your manufacturing projects with the right tools to ensure your teams are effective and improve production accuracy.
MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Software - Accelerate product release by optimizing manufacturing production processes and reducing delays and downtime.
MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Software - Ensure quality at every step of production. Automatically assess risk and launch quality events directly from the production line without slowing production.
MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence Software - Close information gaps caused by disconnected systems and paper production records. Unlock real-time insights and unleash powerful intelligence.

Features of MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence

  • Automated Scheduling
  • Bills of Material
  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • MES
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Order Management
  • Production Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Quality Control
  • Quality Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Scheduling
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Task Management
  • Traceability

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Reviews of MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
61%
4
35%
3
5%
Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Pharmaceuticals, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence (Mx) Embedded with Quality Throughout

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: Overall, we have had a great experience with MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence. The product is easy to use, easy to validate, and allows us to make our manufacturing process digital. The support from MasterControl has also been top tier.

Pros:

MasterControl's Mx solution is embedded with quality throughout the entire platform and process. Mx does not just document completion of executed steps during the manufacturing process. It allows you to easily configure defined parameters and what happens when entered values exceed these limits. The Review by Exception tool allows quality assurance reviewers to focus on specific key areas of the batch record rather than completing a line-by-line review due to these configurable controls. In addition, the product is integrated with the quality solutions of MasterControl, including documents, training, and quality events. For example, the system performs training checks to prevent users from working on a batch record if their training is not complete (there is an option for a supervisor override), and deviations can be launched and linked from the batch record with the quality event status clearly visible to batch reviewers. Lastly, we like how easy the software is to use; we are able to configure it ourselves without needing ongoing consultants.

Cons:

There are some minor software limitations, for example you cannot correct or change a lot number after a batch record is created. There are also some features, such as global elements, that cannot be used in conjunction with other features, such as product families. Once you learn these limitations, you are able to develop workarounds for them.

Mark
SVP Scientific Affairs in Canada
Biotechnology, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Manufacturing Excellence is changing the way we work -- for the better

5.0 10 months ago

Pros:

MasterControl's Manufacturing Excellence is changing the way we work, asserting more control and compliance in our manufacturing workflows, simplifying data entries and corrections for people on the floor, and dramatically improving the review process. We've implemented a fraction of our Manufacturing procedures so far, but the 'pull' from the Manufacturing department is impressive. They're really positive about the system and are working fast and hard to implement all of our paper-based procedures in MasterControl as quickly as possible.I should mention that 'Manufacturing' in our case encompasses all of our Quality Control procedures as well. The QC department has been a leader in transitioning testing procedures to Mx, and as such, our testing procedures mesh seamlessly with our manufacturing procedures to create fulsome, integrated production records that can be QA-reviewed all together.

Cons:

At present our nonconformance procedures are outside of MasterControl, and therefore any nonconformances are executed on paper and are then scanned into the Mx production records. This is on us. Once we've implemented the nonconformance Advanced Forms in Qx, things will work seamlessly.

Alternatives Considered: NetSuite , Greenlight Guru and SciCord Informatics Platform

Reasons for Switching to MasterControl Manufacturing Excellence: Integration of Mx with the other MasterControl QMS modules was key. Out-of-the-box integration beats custom integration every day.

Rose
Business Process Owner in Ireland
Biotechnology, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Potential

4.0 2 months ago

Pros:

The adaptability of the platform. Development of workflows to suite end users. Continuous improvements with quarterly upgrades.

Cons:

Cumbersome drafting of templates. Have no to configure each step

John
Applications Specialist - QMS in US
Pharmaceuticals, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Manufacturing Excellence in a Pharmaceutical Environment

3.0 11 months ago

Comments: The Mx module of MasterControl has helped mitigate many of the documentation errors that we would often see attributed to end users handwriting,

Pros:

The ability to enforce training dependancies in Production Records to ensure end users are properly trained before executing Phase Steps is critical for day to day operation here at BioSpectra. The different utilities within each different Phase Step Type gives the Template Builder a wide range of formatting options, which is essential for building a Template that is clear and concise, functional, and easy to execute once a record is issued from it.

Cons:

We have experienced quite a few issues while attempting to import or export any Master Templates between the different environments (Dev, Test, & Live Sites). Being in the Pharmaceutical environment, we have come across a few instances where we have identified defects in the system that have been critical for us but low priority on MasterControl's side as they are not a regulated company.

Sebastien
IS domain manager in France
Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Users experience

4.0 2 months ago

Pros:

Easy to use, no code, schelable, and nice road map orientation

Cons:

Too much release per year, user experience with big template