European Business Awards (EBA) 2016/17

NiceLabel recognized in Europe’s largest business competition

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NiceLabel has been named National Champion in the European Business Awards (EBA) 2016/17. Sponsored by RSM and supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, this year the competition engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. The Awards’ core purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. NiceLabel is …

Labeling Trends 2017

What labeling trends will we see in 2017?

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“Labels and Labeling” recently asked me to provide my thoughts on what labeling trends will impact us in the new year. 2016 marked a year of transition. Historically, companies viewed labeling as a background process. That started to change as many moved away from fragmented solutions and decentralized labeling operations to centralize labeling processes and standardize on label management systems. …

How Much Does Your Current Labeling System Cost You?

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When we talk about the cost of business systems, we often refer to the actual cost of purchasing or subscribing to install and use a system. At most, we recognize basic additional costs such as maintenance, licensing and training, which are associated directly with the installment and functionality the product. However, there are many other direct and indirect costs that …

Part 1: Why Companies are Modernizing Labeling Systems to Address Today’s Labeling Challenges.

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As with every business system on the market; technology, digitalization and business growth affect labeling systems; presenting new challenges. Essentially, these challenges push companies to look for alternative ways to handle their needs and modernize their systems. In a recent webinar with Domtar, NiceLabel VP & GM Lee Patty talks about today’s labeling challenges and gives valuable insight on why …

Smart manufacturing at the center of the fourth industrial revolution

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In the fourth industrial revolution (also known as Industry 4.0), smart factories will be able to reconfigure themselves in response to changes in demand; industrial scale USB ports will control thousands of sensors and computer-enabled devices in a plant, enabling them to change to different tasks and modules in an instant. This is the vision of Professor Detlef Zühlke at …

Software as glue – connecting smart technology with manufacturing

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“There’s a new era of manufacturing,” General Electric’s President of Transportation Jamie Miller told an audience of manufacturers at a major industry conference in Chicago in May. “The Industrial Internet isn’t just a probability, it’s really here today,” said Miller at MESA 2016. Additive 3D printing, lean and virtual manufacturing, sensor-based technologies and supply chain optimization are revolutionizing GE’s operations, …

 

Getting control of labeling

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It goes without saying that once you design a label, it needs to be printed.  Many companies are experts when it comes to the basics of label design. The part has some businesses scratching their heads is how to best “manage” all of those labels and the “printing process” that goes along with them. Many companies use “hard coded” or …

System Modernization Offers Manufacturers an Opportunity for Process Improvement

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Legacy system modernization is a big trend in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are beginning to realize their fragmented labeling processes and IT systems leave them ill-equipped to compete in today’s dynamic, global environment. Many are now planning big changes to modernize their labeling systems and processes in order to achieve greater agility. When manufacturing companies undergo modernization efforts they tend to …

Rush of Interest in Labeling Solutions

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Addressing new legislation and regulations, improved risk management, greater supply chain management visibility and quality control, an ability to standardize and centralize…the list of advantages of a next generation labeling solution grows by the month. Sure enough, NiceLabel’s stand at June’s SAPinsider conference in Vienna* was ‘mobbed’. The interest came not only from supply chain professionals but from IT people …

Process Optimization – the NiceLabel Solution

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Process Optimization – the NiceLabel Solution Lower costs, greater responsiveness, more efficient compliance, easier data management…the list of advantages that NiceLabel offers its customers takes Lee Patty, Vice President and General Manager for the Americas, a while to get through. “The main thing we offer is process improvement,” says Patty from his base in Wisconsin. “We take a consultative approach, …