Domtar

How Domtar standardized labeling to delight customers

Susan Gosnell Industry news, Interview Leave a Comment

“Through acquisitions, we had a lot of different manufacturing systems and a couple sales systems and that caused some challenges and discrepancies with labeling. We really didn’t have very good integration with labeling and our sales and execution systems. Customer specific information was hard to put on the labels.” This is how Kelly McCarthy, Supervisor of Manufacturing Execution Systems, IT …

post pandemic

The new post-pandemic business model: providing services virtually

Paul Vogt Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

In our business, the human touch is important. Prior to the pandemic, as a NiceLabel channel partner, you were constantly visiting customers with new solutions, to provide services, check supply inventory and discuss ongoing projects. The pandemic has put a stop to many of these in-person visits, and we’ve had to go virtual. To continue to provide the same level …

supply chain processes in the cloud

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 …

channel partners growth

NiceLabel + Loftware = a great business growth opportunity for channel partners

Paul Vogt Industry news Leave a Comment

At NiceLabel, we pride ourselves on our long-standing relationships with our channel partners. When we look back over the course of the past decade, we notice two things. One, we’ve experienced very little drop-off amongst our channel partners. In fact, the top 30 partners we had in 2012 are still major partners for us today. Two, we also see that …

NiceLabel and Loftware combine

NiceLabel and Loftware combine to transform the labeling market

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce that NiceLabel and Loftware, the US based leader in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management solutions, have combined under the Loftware corporate umbrella. This union capitalizes on 60 years of combined expertise, now offering end users and channel partners an expanded choice of solutions, while providing enhanced labeling capabilities and the benefits of greater investment in cloud-based solutions and technologies. All of us …

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, …

ecommerce

Ecommerce during crisis and beyond: Why labeling matters

Lee Patty Industry news Leave a Comment

Online shopping continues to skyrocket in popularity during the pandemic. While the volatility of our current environment makes it difficult to predict long-term trends, evidence suggests we can expect ecommerce to keep increasing year-over-year across the globe. But this growing opportunity also presents many unique challenges. Due to the additional pressure ecommerce brings to maintain efficiency, it’s vital that supply …

labeling in SAP

Optimizing labeling in an SAP environment – How to do it and what the benefits are

Ken Moir Industry news, SAP Leave a Comment

Many businesses use SAP as their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It helps them digitally transform internal processes and brings efficiency gains. Yet, when it comes to managing their labeling operations under SAP, many businesses still struggle. Those using SAPscript or Smart Forms to create labels face a lengthy process for label change requests. This can be a drain on …

label management

“Clearing out the Print Room” – Letting a Label Management System do the Housework

Miso Duplancic Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

Any production manager, operations supervisor or warehouse manager working in a manufacturing facility will know that most labeling printing is carried out in print rooms. There might be five or ten different label printers in place to print batches of labels, which are then taken to the production line and applied manually to the goods concerned.   Often, these rooms …

food labeling

Disorganized labeling is a chilling epidemic: The cure is digitization and modernization

Lee Patty Food and beverage, Industry news Leave a Comment

New technology, government regulations and shifting consumer demands for more choice, convenience, healthy ingredients and transparency are making cold chains – and all food supply chains – increasingly complex. This is especially true when it comes to labeling. Unfortunately, label design and creation are often relegated to a background operation, and many businesses are still using dated and disparate systems. …