SOP For Return Of Raw & Packaging Material

Standard Operating Procedure for return of raw and packaging material.

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this SOP is to develop a standard procedure for return of raw and packaging material from the Production department.

2.0 Scope

This SOP is applicable for return of raw and packaging material from the Production department to store.

3.0 Responsibility

3.1 Production officer is responsible for return of raw and packaging material.

3.2 Raw material store officer is responsible for receiving the return material.

3.3 The HOP is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the current SOP.

3.4 Q.A Officer monitors the compliance of this SOP.

4.0 Procedure

4.1 The Raw and packaging material shall be returned in the presence of production & store officers.

4.2 The Raw and packaging material shall return to store in case of following 

  • Change in manufacturing/Packaging Plan.
  • Change in a lot of material used in production.
  • After reconciliation of packaging activity.

4.3 The return raw materials should be intact and not exposed to the open environment in manufacturing area.

4.4 The return packaging materials should not be printed with batch number,mfg or expiry.

4.5 The officer production shall generate the return of materials request & send it to store after QA verification with justification.

4.6 Return material shall have proper identification labels.

4.7 The store officer shall verify the lot number,batch number & weight/quantity of returned raw/packaging material.

4.8 The store officer shall enter the return raw and packaging material in SAP/manual system & place the materials to their location.

5.0 Abbreviations

5.1 SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

5.2 QA: Quality Assurance

5.3 HOP:Head Of Production

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