digitalization

Digitalization, the Industrial Internet and label management

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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 …

New Era Labeling

A new era for labeling

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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 …

Making the business case for digitally transforming labeling

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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. …

manufacturing trends

Trendspotting at the SAPInsider Conference

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Last week I attended the SAPInsider Conference in Copenhagen. The conference focused on the future of manufacturing, and many of the keynotes and sessions highlighted how digitally transforming manufacturing was the key to competing in today’s marketplace and meeting the demands of modern consumers. Logistics in a fully-connected world The grand vision that dominated the conference was the idea of …

mobile printing

Mobile printing challenges

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Last week, Zebra hosted a group of tech leaders, CIO’s and CTO’s, technical architects and developers at its Americas APPFORUM, an event focused on sharing the latest insight on architecting and developing enterprise solutions. I had the opportunity to give a keynote on next generation printing for Android developers. Following the talk there was some candid conversation about the roadblocks …

European Business Awards

NiceLabel’s growth strategy among top ten in Europe

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NiceLabel was selected among the top ten European companies with the most successful growth strategy at the European Business Awards final in Dubrovnik on May 4.   The European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition, is set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community. 33,000 businesses from 34 countries were engaged in the competition, …

printing modernization

Explore the modernization of printing with NiceLabel

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By Miso Duplancic, Head of Product Management As the leading developer of label management software solutions, NiceLabel is witnessing a new readiness on the part of many companies to adopt a next generation approach to labeling.  In the past, companies traditionally followed a rudimentary labeling process and used label design packages. Now companies in industries across the board recognize the many …

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 …