GS1 Terms

Glossary of useful GS1 terms

Marko Vrbnjak GS1 Leave a Comment

The GS1 system has a language of its own, and it’s handy to have a glossary to refer to when getting started. You’ll hear some terms and acronyms quite often, including barcode types and language (symbology). It can be confusing at first, but will become easier as you go on. Understanding these terms is essential to implementing barcodes with your …

food retail barcodes

Why do you need barcodes for your food business?

Marko Vrbnjak Food and beverage, GS1 Leave a Comment

The everyday “beep” of the barcode reader at the checkout is something we are all familiar with. But many small to medium sized food producers often think of barcoding products as an expensive burden. However it’s also the best way of growing a business through access to major retailers, while establishing a better known brand. The food and beverage industry …

The EU MDR and IVDR have been approved. So, what’s next?

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices Leave a Comment

On April 5th Europe finally adopted the MDR and IVDR after a vote at the European Parliament. This was the last step in the European Union’s long process of overhauling medical device and IVD regulation. The new regulations on medical and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices will help to ensure that all medical devices – from heart valves to sticking plasters …

Pharma labeling

5 Reasons you should standardize your label processes

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

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 Leave a 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, …

Labeling Trends 2017

What labeling trends will we see in 2017?

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

“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. …

FL Top 100+ - NiceLabel

NiceLabel selected to Food Logistics top 100+ software and technology providers

Sandy Wagner Food and beverage Leave a Comment

Food Logistics magazine released the 13th annual FL100+, a list of the top 100-plus software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. NiceLabel has been chosen to the FL 100+, among other software and technology providers with products benefitting the industry in multiple ways, from reducing food waste and extending shelf life, …

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 …