label designer

All I need is a label designer – and other common labeling misconceptions

Sandy Borchert Cloud computing Leave a Comment

When we talk to companies about label management, one of the most common objections we hear is, “All I need is a label designer.” We get it. Our label designer is still one of our most popular products. However, we often find that what starts out with a need to design labels more quickly and efficiently, ends up being a …

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 …

the cloud

How do you know when to move labeling to the cloud?

Susan Gosnell Cloud computing Leave a Comment

In every industry, Cloud technology is driving digital transformation. From ERP to CRM systems, from warehouse and inventory management applications to product lifecycle management, system after system is going to the cloud. Companies of all sizes are striving for a zero on-premise footprint and are adopting software-as-a-service for critical processes. Which leads us to the question, if all of these …

workplace equality

Company-wide event celebrates gender diversity and equality

Metka Silar Sturm Company culture Leave a Comment

In connection with International Women’s Day, we announced the launch of the Loftware Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN). The network’s purpose is to promote diversity and equal opportunities for all, help women develop and maximize their potential at work and help challenge biases and stereotypes of women in business. All genders are welcome. During the week of March 8, WIN organized …

GS1 and food traceability

GS1 Standards maximize food supply chain traceability

Sandy Borchert Food and beverage, GS1 Leave a Comment

Food and beverage manufacturers are competing in an ever-changing and increasingly challenging environment. In one of our previous blog posts, we examined why the food and beverage industry needs barcodes. Although standards and regulations have evolved over time when it comes to food labeling, compliant labeling is important now more than ever before. The pandemic has caused shoppers to become …

medical device and labeling and compliance

Addressing Medical Device Labeling & Compliance Challenges

Susan Gosnell Life sciences, Medical Devices Leave a Comment

The medical device industry is poised for growth in the coming years. This presents opportunities for many, but also immense challenges and greater strain on the supply chain. And considering that the medical device industry is highly regulated, these companies also have to pay special attention to varying requirements across borders, lengthy approval processes and non-compliance penalties – all of …

SAP and labeling

Digital labeling in SAP – An integral part of the new normal supply chain

Lee Patty Cloud computing, SAP Leave a Comment

Today we are experiencing massive fluctuations in consumer demand patterns and workplace practices that slightly over a year ago would have seemed farfetched. Economic downturns are threatening the livelihood of many companies and businesses need to not only ensure continuity today, but also a foundation for the future. To this end, streamlining supply chain efficiency and visibility has never been …

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 …

cloud, suppliers

Cloud: A solution for manufacturers and suppliers alike

Lee Patty Cloud computing Leave a Comment

Accurate and efficient labeling is essential for any supply chain, as it plays a critical role in everything from avoiding errors to increasing visibility and ensuring goods move quickly from point A to point B. It’s here that supplier compliance and cooperation is extremely valuable. But, as many who work with massive networks of third-party suppliers, contract manufacturers, re-packagers, re-labelers …

pharmaceutical manufacturers

Overcoming the challenge of accurate supplier labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Life sciences, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

Mergers and acquisitions are all too common for pharmaceutical manufacturers. While the combination of two companies has its benefits, it doesn’t come without growing pains and challenges. Take for example, labeling. A merger can result in decentralized labeling processes with inherited home-grown systems and a new array of third-party suppliers, contract manufacturers, re-packagers and re-labelers. It can also lead to …