Take a standardized approach to aggregation

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

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 …

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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 …

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Driving efficiencies across the pharmaceutical supply chain: How centralized label management can play a key role

Ken Moir Life sciences, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

We are seeing pharmaceutical supply chains digitizing across the world. It is a process that involves the implementation of AI, big data analytics, large-scale automation, digital twins and a plethora of other technological advancements that are helping to revolutionize the whole industry by breaking down siloed processes, departments and facilities. Yet despite all the focus on digitization, many companies have …

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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 …

Talking label best practices for regulated companies

Mari Waldron Life sciences, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

On September 25, 2019, NiceLabel hosted an event at Medicon Valley Alliance in Copenhagen, Denmark. The day’s theme was best practice in label management: from solution selection and implementation, to integration and process improvement. The presenters shared their knowledge and experience in how to best handle labeling in a regulated environment. Chr. Hansen shares their label transformation journey The first …

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Managing complexity: How to cope with SKU proliferation

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

Stock-keeping unit, or SKU, proliferation has been a topic of discussion in just about every industry for the better part of a decade. Food and beverage, apparel and garment, consumer goods – all of these industries have had to cope with the logistical challenges of managing hundreds, or thousands of SKUs. The life sciences industry is no exception. The Healthcare …

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Survey reveals the importance of standardized label management in the pharmaceutical industry

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical 38 Comments

NiceLabel recently produced a survey in cooperation with Pharmaceutical Manufacturing on the state of label management in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred key decision makers involved in the selection and purchase of label management systems in the pharma and biopharma were surveyed. These key individuals highlighted the need for document control, integrating label management systems with ERP/MES and other systems, web printing …

Pharma Industrial Internet

How the Pharma Industrial Internet impacts your label production process

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical 1 Comment

Many pharmaceutical industry analysts have pointed to the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Pharma Industrial Internet as the keys to providing the transparency and traceability pharmaceutical manufacturers need to meet the ever-expanding array of serialization requirements and regulations, and to optimizing their production processes in order to compete in today’s marketplace. As early as 2014, in a survey conducted …

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5 Reasons you should standardize your label processes

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical 4 Comments

The current manufacturing landscape is highly competitive. Pharmaceutical companies are forced to discover new ways to improve their efficiency and reduce operational costs. Below are five ways companies are streamlining their labeling processes to survive the competitive industry climate. 1. Meet increasing regulatory requirements quickly We don’t have to tell you that the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most …

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Validation of increasing importance for life sciences companies

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical 1 Comment

Across life sciences, the practice of label validation has become vital, as both the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union’s regulators increasingly require electronic validation of pharmaceutical and medical device labeling solutions to maximize safety and security. Due to the heightened focus on validation, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers who do not use validated software, …