future of food labeling

The future of food labeling: What’s ahead in 2021

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Food and beverage Leave a Comment

2020 was a wild year for food manufacturers and supply chains worldwide, and at the epicenter of many of this year’s challenges was one unassuming, yet vital element to streamlining operations and ensuring success: the label. Like many years, 2020 saw countless recalls due to mislabeled allergens, but we also experienced many new and emerging issues that were entirely unexpected. …

Take a standardized approach to aggregation

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The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world. There seems to be no end to the requirements pharmaceutical manufacturers have to comply with, and with good reason. Regulations help ensure the safety and efficacy of medications that millions depend on every day. Relatively new requirements, such as serialization, help to address the growing counterfeit drug …

warehouse management

Streamlining supply chain processes in the cloud: Reduce your inventory and move product through the warehouse faster

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

All business processes are under scrutiny in today’s competitive marketplace, regardless of the industry. Businesses cannot afford to ignore legacy process and systems which add cost and time to their products and services. In many industries margins are slim and delivery expectations can be almost instantaneous; it can make the difference between being profitable or not. For those businesses which …

boehringer ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim creates global, standardized labeling process

Ken Moir Life sciences, Pharmaceutical 1 Comment

“Without having a standard solution, it made it pretty difficult to control, or to have an overview of all the technologies and labels that were used and printed at our different production lines. We had a lot of different label templates and different solutions for printing labels.” This is how Pierre Rahm, IT Operations Services in Boehringer Ingelheim described the …

2020 and beyond: Key trends impacting the labeling market

Ken Moir Industry news 1 Comment

As we look ahead to 2020 and beyond, it is clear that the labeling market is being driven by the broader IT trends of digitization and modernization. These trends are fueling the development of the market and will accelerate over time. In enterprise resource planning (ERP), for example, this combination of digitization and modernization is transforming systems, with SAP software …

Pharmaceutical labeling

How a centralized labeling solution can improve pharma processes

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical 2 Comments

The pharmaceutical industry arguably faces more challenges than most other industries. Regulatory compliance is part and parcel of working in the sector, but, in a business where bringing a drug to market carries such a large investment, cost pressures, particularly when a drug comes off patent, are perhaps higher than for many other businesses. Therefore, finding the balance between complying …

Medical Device Labeling

Managing regulatory labeling challenges in the medical device sector

Ken Moir Medical Devices 1 Comment

A unique device identification (UDI) system for medical devices is essential in identifying them wherever they are in the healthcare supply chain. In fact, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Commission and other regulators have made patient safety a strategic priority by developing legislation for UDI. And in addition, manufacturers also need to comply with the …

How retagging in the distribution center is helping retailers maintain momentum in the fashion world

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In the apparel and garment world of today, fashion needs to be fast. As trends appear on the catwalk and are then endorsed on social media channels such as Instagram, it becomes a race for retailers to translate these fashions into affordable and wearable items at mass scale. Sales forecasting is crucial, as is getting the garments onto the shop …

Food labeling

Labeling has never been more crucial for your business

Ken Moir Food and beverage 3 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 …

Making the business case for digitally transforming labeling

Ken Moir Industry news 3 Comments

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. …