SKU proliferation

Managing complexity: How to cope with SKU proliferation

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

Stock-keeping unit, or SKU, proliferation has been a topic of discussion in just about every industry for the better part of a decade. Food and beverage, apparel and garment, consumer goods – all of these industries have had to cope with the logistical challenges of managing hundreds, or thousands of SKUs. The life sciences industry is no exception. The Healthcare …

medical device labeling

Medical device community shares insight on label management tools

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices Leave a Comment

Last week at the Q1 Productions 8th Annual Medical Device & Diagnostic Labeling Conference, delegates from medical device manufacturers, notified bodies, legal firms and solution providers came together to discuss the latest developments in medical device labeling including integration of new labeling requirements like EU MDR / IVDR, achieving UDI barcode quality, direct marking challenges and label creation and delivery …

UDI compliance

UDI Conference Recap – Getting Labeling Ready for Global Compliance

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices Leave a Comment

Last month, NiceLabel joined members of the FDA and medical device manufacturers from across the country at the 2018 UDI Conference. As with past years, there was a focus on the many benefits of UDI – from reducing medical errors to improving purchasing and supply chain efficiency, however this year there was an added focus on global UDI-related activity. The …

Making the business case for digitally transforming labeling

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

With the latest wave of digitization, there are very few areas of our lives and businesses that haven’t been digitally transformed. We see evidence of digitization in the prototype smart cities, in our automobiles, and even in our homes. Yet despite the ubiquitousness of digital technology, we still see some companies hesitate when it comes to digitally transforming their labeling. …

UDI best practice

UDI is going global. Are you ready?

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices Leave a Comment

A recent Emergo blog summarized a workshop held by the European Commission earlier this month where it was revealed that most markets worldwide will have a system for Unique Device Identification (UDI) within the next five years. Based on the presentations by the various medical device authorities, the current thinking is that it will be possible to use a single …

food and beverage

NiceLabel selected to Food Logistics top 100+ software and technology providers

Metka Silar Sturm Food and beverage Leave a Comment

Food Logistics magazine released the 14th annual FL100+, a list of the top 100-plus software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. NiceLabel has been chosen to the FL 100+, among other software and technology providers with products benefitting the industry in multiple ways, from reducing food waste and extending shelf life, …

UDI - quality assurance

How UDI compliance can be the key to digitally transforming quality assurance

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices Leave a Comment

2020 is a year etched into the minds of many medical device manufacturers (MDMs). Not only does the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) UDI compliance date for Class I and non-classified devices fall in that year, it’s also the year the recently approved European medical device regulations (MDR) go into effect. These impending deadlines have MDMs taking a …

digital transformation

How digitally transforming labeling translates to success

Metka Silar Sturm Food and beverage Leave a Comment

The world of food and beverage (F&B) manufacturing is under pressure. Companies have to produce goods faster and cheaper, without compromising on quality. At the same time, they must comply with an increasing amount of international, national and local regulations. To compete in this challenging marketplace, food and beverage manufacturers need to embrace digital transformation. By digitally transforming their manufacturing …

manufacturing trends

Trendspotting at the SAPInsider Conference

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

Last week I attended the SAPInsider Conference in Copenhagen. The conference focused on the future of manufacturing, and many of the keynotes and sessions highlighted how digitally transforming manufacturing was the key to competing in today’s marketplace and meeting the demands of modern consumers. Logistics in a fully-connected world The grand vision that dominated the conference was the idea of …