allergen labeling

Food labeling transparency

Ken Moir Food and beverage Leave a Comment

The issue of allergens labeling is a contentious one, and something that has been highlighted in the media following a series of high-profile incidents. While keeping consumers safe from harm is a top priority, is enough being done to ensure businesses, even independent retailers and smaller producers, are following the right guidelines? And are these guidelines enough? Currently loose items …

manufacturing labeling

A new era for labeling in the manufacturing sector

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

In an increasingly connected world, where high-quality products must be delivered faster and to more markets, legacy approaches to labeling, with manual processes and disparate printing solutions simply don’t cut it. Labeling must be digitized, standardized and integrated with your manufacturing and logistics systems. Not only will this improve quality and responsiveness, it will also simultaneously reduce costs — and …

Cloud and label management

Cloud resources and digitalization streamline label management

Lee Patty Industry news Leave a Comment

No matter what you’re  packaging or providing, labeling is an organization-wide business process vital to internal and external operations. From ensuring distribution and logistics is as fine-tuned as possible, to helping control and govern suppliers and production, labeling is not only important but also an often demanding task for any-sized organization. And, as one can imagine, it can become more …

channel sales

Delivering digital labeling solutions through the channel

Paul Vogt Industry news Leave a Comment

Labels may not be seen as glamorous but actually, they can be the first thing we look at when we are choosing which product to buy. They provide us will all sorts of necessary information such as what we can expect to find in the box or package,the instructions for using the product as well as its price. But that’s …

software as a service, SaaS

Taking label management into the cloud

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

Labeling is a key business process that is widely used internally and externally, across the organization. From streamlining logistics and distribution, to helping manage suppliers and production, labeling can be a challenging task. There are multiple issues to consider; the hardware involved, ability to design labels, maintaining accuracy of information, and making the correct labels available to the right departments. …

digitalization

Digitalization, the Industrial Internet and label management

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

The Industrial Internet is a term coined by GE in late 2012. Essentially the Industrial Internet, or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as it is also known, brings together machines, advanced analytics and people at work to improve levels of efficiency, productivity and performance. What this means to product supply infrastructure is digital transformation or digitalization— moving away from legacy …

food safety labeling

Food safety; it starts with the label

Ken Moir Food and beverage Leave a Comment

The correct labeling of food in terms of nutritional information and allergens is critical for the food and beverage industry, not just in ensuring manufacturers and retailers comply with relevant guidelines and legislation, but also in ensuring the safety of consumers. The European Union Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU FIC) that came into effect at the end of 2014 …

New Era Labeling

A new era for labeling

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

Labeling has an interesting history. The first labels that we know about appeared from the 1700s and were used to label medicine bottles. As merchants cottoned on to the idea that labels could be used to market their wares, they appeared on other products such as wine. Lithography sped up the process slightly, but hand painted labels were used to …

Food labeling

Labeling has never been more crucial for your business

Ken Moir Food and beverage 2 Comments

The recent food ingredients labeling scandal in the UK helps to underscore the important role labeling plays in the food and beverage (F&B) industry. Whether these tragic incidents will lead to changes in the laws governing food labeling remains to be seen. What is clear is that F&B companies need to be ready to respond rapidly to changes in labeling …

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 …