Abel’s MPI ED Compliance Features

Posted on 01.08.2023 by Rik

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Abel helps businesses automate their MPI compliance obligations. The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has particular requirements for the traceability of animal products through MPI jurisdictions (locations). This affects New Zealand businesses Export animal products or have multiple branches / warehouses and move animal products between them.

Abel features that support MPI compliance include:

  • Identify inventory that requires MPI compliant traceability.
  • Identify each Branch’s MPI Jurisdiction (usually one MPI number per plant / factory / warehouse) and related documents that link to those jurisdictions.
  • Ability to prevent the same batch number being used in different MPI jurisdictions simultaneously.
  • Internal document for managing internal dispatches and deliveries that enforces the capture of required data for certain inventory.
  • Stock receipt process enforces MPI jurisdiction rules, while preserving the original supplier batch.
  • Option to automatically make unique batch numbers when partial batches are moved.

Abel can generate the Ministry for Primary Industries Animal Products Eligibility Document as an .xml file (MPI file). This document is required for Export OR Inter-Site movement of animal products within New Zealand OR from New Zealand to overseas destinations.

  • The MPI file can be configured for Abel documents that require it e.g.
    For Internal Dispatches – to produce MPI Transfer Eligibility Documents (EDs)
    For Manufactures and Stock Transfers – to produce MPI Manufacturing EDs
    For Customer Dispatches and Containers – to produce MPI Export EDs
  • A user generates the MPI file by clicking the Generate MPI File button. Abel sends the MPI file to the file system to the folder specified in the Electronic Documents Administration screen. (Outside of Abel, the MPI file is manually uploaded to the MPI portal.)

This example shows the MPI file used with Container Management to produce the MPI Export ED. The example includes a mock up of a typical MPI file: