supplier labeling

Speeding up supply and streamlining stock with cloud-based labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

The way that suppliers label their goods has major implications for the operations of many businesses. Take the aerospace industry for example, where the requirements for the parts used in aircraft are extremely stringent. Even when a supplier has been selected, their labeling methods can make it difficult for the manufacturer to adhere to traceability requirements. The implications of this …

B2B (business-to-business)

Digitally transforming labeling via the channel

Lee Patty Industry news Leave a Comment

One might not realize it, but the labels on a product play one of the biggest roles when deciding whether to buy it or not. In fact, it’s likely one of the first things you see but often don’t think much about. They convey critical information like cost, instructions, warnings and what we can expect to find inside the packaging. …

SAP digitization

Efficient labeling in the SAP world – How digitization meets the need for speed

Ken Moir Industry news, SAP Leave a Comment

SAP is fundamental to the way many of the world’s largest brands run their manufacturing warehousing and supply chain operations. That is why it is key that automated labeling runs seamlessly and efficiently within the SAP environment.  In the past, label production in SAP has often been a highly-complex, IT-managed procedure. Historically, in this environment label changes have often taken …

recalls labeling digitization

Recalls are too common: digitized labeling can help

Lee Patty Food and beverage Leave a Comment

This year alone, the FDA has already recorded over 1,600 food/cosmetic recalls identified as Class 1 or Class 2 – meaning consumption of the product can lead to anything from temporary or reversible adverse health consequences to death. And more than one third of these recalls are still ongoing. Yikes! Though some of these products were recalled due to contamination, …

2020 and beyond: Key trends impacting the labeling market

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

As we look ahead to 2020 and beyond, it is clear that the labeling market is being driven by the broader IT trends of digitization and modernization. These trends are fueling the development of the market and will accelerate over time. In enterprise resource planning (ERP), for example, this combination of digitization and modernization is transforming systems, with SAP software …

label management in manufacturing

Streamlining label management in the manufacturing sector

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

Unsurprisingly, labeling is not a subject which is often focused upon in the busy world of manufacturing. Yes, it’s seen as important, but there are myriad other factors that shape success in the industry. As a result, many organizations’ have disparate or legacy systems which are a huge burden on IT. For instance, it is common for each distribution center, …

retail reticketing

Meeting the increased obsession with speed

Ken Moir Retail Leave a Comment

When it comes to the world of ecommerce, speed is of the essence. It’s now the expectation that many items will arrive the next day and, in many cases, the same day. And this expectation of getting what you want when you want it has spread throughout many industries, including the apparel and garment sectors. In a recent McKinsey survey, …

Pharmaceutical labeling

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 …

Medical Device Labeling

Managing regulatory labeling challenges in the medical device sector

Ken Moir Medical Devices 1 Comment

A unique device identification (UDI) system for medical devices is essential in identifying them wherever they are in the healthcare supply chain. In fact, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Commission and other regulators have made patient safety a strategic priority by developing legislation for UDI. And in addition, manufacturers also need to comply with the …