validation

How Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Can Ease Labeling System Validation

Susan Gosnell Life sciences, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical

Imagine investing fifteen years or more in developing a promising new drug, only to have a simple labeling error derail your launch plans, or – even worse – result in a product being quarantined or recalled from the market. Unfortunately, this is not at all uncommon. FDA drug recalls are on the rise, increasing 65% over the last decade(Source: GS1), …

labeling processes

Eliminate the Risk of “Getting it Wrong” by Standardizing Your Labeling

Susan Gosnell Industry news

The intricacies and nuances of an organization’s labeling processes are… complicated to say the least, and one component contributing handily to that reality is labeling.  For many organizations, the labeling process amounts to an amalgam of disparate, legacy systems, and it may be difficult to explain exactly why things are the way they are––past mergers, acquisitions, years of creative patchwork solutions that have solidified into permanent components of day-to-day operations. There may be all sorts of complicated histories that explain a …

Convergence

Convergence 2021: Labeling Without Limits

Sandy Borchert Industry news

Convergence 2021, Loftware’s annual user conference, is a chance for Loftware and NiceLabel users to explore Labeling Without Limits. You don’t need to be a customer to participate. Attendees at this year’s event will have the opportunity to meet with our industry experts, learn labeling best practices and hear customer success stories. We know your biggest labeling challenges and can help …

allergen labeling

Lifesaving labels: How to ease compliance with allergen labeling requirements

Nigel Street Cloud computing, Food and beverage

Operating in one of the more heavily regulated industries, food and beverage manufacturers and distributors of all sizes have a lot to think about right now in terms of existing, new, and emerging regulatory requirements. While these regulations add complexity to food manufacturers’ labeling and packaging processes, they are critically important. After all, just one misstep in labeling can have …

production shutdowns

What’s the hold up? Our survey findings on production shutdowns and how to keep your operation humming along.

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Industry news

In today’s face-paced business economy, speed is everything and every second counts, especially when you’re talking about the supply chain where delays quickly translate to lost revenue.   NiceLabel & Loftware recently surveyed 300 IT directors in manufacturing across the US, UK, France and Germany. The survey found that on average more than two-thirds of manufacturers (67%) were having to shut down their production line for more than an hour …

mislabeling

The numbers on mislabeling. How does your organization compare?

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Industry news

The topic of mislabeling is a serious one for many companies. Mislabeling a product not only costs an organization in terms of lost production time and fees, but it can also have a much more serious impact, especially when it comes to food allergens, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In those cases, a label error can have deadly consequences.   NiceLabel & Loftware recently surveyed 300 IT directors in manufacturing across the US, UK, France and …

system modernization

Out with the old, in with the new. Over 300 IT directors across the globe report an increasing move toward system modernization

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Industry news

Across the world, manufacturers of all types and sizes are accelerating the journey to digital processes and systems. A recent study of 300 IT directors in manufacturing across the US, UK, France, and Germany, commissioned by NiceLabel & Loftware and carried out by an independent research house, confirmed that manufacturers are increasingly digitizing their IT systems and processes. What’s driving …

Label Cloud Compliance

Easing compliant cloud labeling for regulated companies

Susan Gosnell Cloud computing, Life sciences

Digital transformation has taken the world by storm. An increasing number of companies are adopting cloud-first strategies with pandemic-driven remote work accelerating this transition. However, this step toward modernization comes with some challenges for regulated companies. The myriad of labeling guidelines, along with the requirements and regulations that life sciences companies face can be overwhelming. What’s more, they’re constantly changing …

cloud labeling

Why more and more systems are going to the Cloud

Susan Gosnell Cloud computing

A recent survey showed that 92% of organizations are already at least somewhat in the cloud, and Gartner projects that end-user spending on public cloud services will grow by 18.4% in 2021. Perhaps your company is part of this trend. We also see increasing numbers of our customers migrating their labeling to the cloud. At a webinar we hosted last …

cloud security

Is it safe to manage my labeling in the Cloud?

Susan Gosnell Cloud computing

Countless organizations recognize the benefits of the Cloud. In fact, many companies wouldn’t have been able to continue operations during the global pandemic without Cloud-based software and services. However, some are still hesitant to move systems with sensitive information to the Cloud, such as their labeling system. They wonder, “Is our label information really safe in the Cloud?” At NiceLabel, …