SOP For Stacking Of Packed Shippers On Pallets

Standard Operating Procedure for Stacking Of Packed Shippers On Pallets.

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this SOP is to develop a standard procedure for the Stacking Of Packed Shippers On Pallets in the packaging area of Pharmaceutical Industries.

2.0 Scope

This SOP is applicable for stacking of  different packed dosage forms in tertiary packaging/shippers on Pallets in the main packaging area or relevant packaging sections of the production department.


3.0 Responsibility

  • 3.1 Packaging Operator is responsible for Stacking Of Packed Shippers On Pallets.
  • 3.2 Packaging Supervisor is responsible for ensuring proper Stacking Of Packed Shippers On Pallets.
  • 3.3 Production Pharmacist is responsible for the implementation of this SOP.
  • 3.4 Q.A. Officer monitors the compliance of this SOP.

4.0 Procedure

4.1 Packaging Supervisor will ensure that pallets for stacking are properly cleaned.

4.2 The packaging operator will place packed shippers on the cleaned pallets  till the height of 5 feet.

4.3 Don’t increase the height otherwise it will block the visual observation of the packaging area.

4.4 Discourage the height till the Ceiling because it will disturb the air circulation.

4.5 Place packed shippers on pallets in such a way that the direction of the arrow on shippers remains upside.

4.6 When packed shippers are stacked on a pallet to the prescribed height, wrap it with a thin polythene sheet to avoid falling of shippers.

4.7 Affix a label on a stacked pallet containing the Product name, Batch Number & Number Of shippers.

4.8 If more than one pallet is used for stacking the same product, mention the pellet number & the total number of pellets used on the label of each pallet e.g for 3 pallets 1/3, 2/3 & 3/3.

4.9 Don’t place stacked pallets near doors or in a place where they may block the passage.

4.10 At the end of the packaging process, transfer the stacked pallets to the quarantine area after the required documentation.

5.0 Abbreviations

5.1 SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

5.2 BMR: Batch Manufacturing Record

5.3 QA: Quality Assurance

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