cloud, suppliers

Cloud: A solution for manufacturers and suppliers alike

Lee Patty Cloud computing Leave a Comment

Accurate and efficient labeling is essential for any supply chain, as it plays a critical role in everything from avoiding errors to increasing visibility and ensuring goods move quickly from point A to point B. It’s here that supplier compliance and cooperation is extremely valuable. But, as many who work with massive networks of third-party suppliers, contract manufacturers, re-packagers, re-labelers …

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Overcoming the challenge of accurate supplier labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Life sciences, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

Mergers and acquisitions are all too common for pharmaceutical manufacturers. While the combination of two companies has its benefits, it doesn’t come without growing pains and challenges. Take for example, labeling. A merger can result in decentralized labeling processes with inherited home-grown systems and a new array of third-party suppliers, contract manufacturers, re-packagers and re-labelers. It can also lead to …

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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. …

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Labeling for the future: Streamlining supply chain processes in the cloud

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

In just a few short years, cloud technology has become ubiquitous across countless industries worldwide. And with a broad range of benefits, from operational efficiency and scale to greater financial value, it’s no surprise that businesses of all sizes are adopting cloud solutions at an increasing rate. In fact, even before Covid-19, the cloud SaaS market was projected to jump …

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2021 – The key trends set to impact the labeling market

Ken Moir Cloud computing Leave a Comment

As we look ahead to what 2021 has in store, organizations are increasingly looking for integrated solutions for everything from artwork management to factory labeling and direct marking. As a result, the move to convergence is the trend we expect to change the face of the labeling market. This convergence is supported by the ongoing rollout of centralized label management …

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Sustainable products need sustainable labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Food and beverage Leave a Comment

Across all sectors, products are being designed with sustainability in mind, with many organizations under pressure from consumer buying habits and industry regulations to become more sustainable. Regardless of whether it’s in packaging or the supply chain, extra waste is becoming less tolerated. Errors in labeling often result in the scrapping of otherwise sellable perishable goods, creating waste and impacting …

Channel partners and cloud

How cloud empowers channel partners who offer mobile computing and labeling solutions

Paul Vogt Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

Reseller partners will need to transform to survive. With limited trade shows on the horizon and site visits expected to be restricted for many months at least, the channel will be forced into a drastic transition in how it operates. Rather than relying on the predominately physical face-to-face environments that they have based their business models on in the past, …

dairy supply chain

From crisis to beyond: Streamlining the dairy supply chain with modern labeling

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Food and beverage Leave a Comment

2020 has been challenging for dairy, and labeling is partly to blame. While the world has been gripped with a pandemic, US dairy recalls reached the highest since 2018’s end-of-year and critically, one-third of those recalls were a result of mislabeled products with undeclared allergens (Stericycle Expert Solutions). Recalls of Shamrock Farms’ Milk,  7-Eleven’s yogurt covered pretzels and Ritz’s Cheese …

EU MDR

As the EU MDR deadline approaches, seize the opportunity to digitize quality assurance

Susan Gosnell Cloud computing, Life sciences, Medical Devices Leave a Comment

The postponement of the EU MDR deadlines has given medical device manufacturers a unique opportunity to digitize quality assurance as they take steps to comply with MDR requirements. By seizing this opportunity, MDMs can simplify the compliance process, ensure greater label accuracy and, ultimately, get their products to market faster. If you’re facing the EU MDR deadline, the last thing …

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Label Cloud helps IAE build a future-proof labeling solution

Mari Waldron Cloud computing Leave a Comment

“The fact that we could have labeling in the Cloud gave us a lot more flexibility in terms of integrations and APIs. When you’re integrating with many sources, this is the better way. Maintenance and software updates are just handled, it’s a lot easier to manage and is more cost-effective.” That’s how Daniel Mycock, IT Manager at IAE summed up …