ecommerce

Ecommerce in times of crisis: Improving safety and efficiency with cloud-based labeling

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Ecommerce, which drove over $365 billion USD in 2019,  faces enormous demand. When disaster strikes, it also becomes a critical lifeline for consumers who can’t access or purchase the items they need from brick and mortar stores. During these times, more than ever, it’s vital to ensure supply chain business continuity under all conditions – and this requires the right …

cloud-based labeling

Cloud-based labeling system: An essential business continuity tool in the age of remote collaboration

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Today, every company faces the reality that a plan for business continuity is essential. The size of the company doesn’t matter – business continuity does, and with every manufacturer needing to label its products, label management is a key process that must keep running to ensure inventory can quickly move through supply chains and reach retailers and consumers as fast …

supplier labeling

Five common challenges to supplier labeling – and how to solve them

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In working with our customers to digitally transform their labeling, we see firsthand the challenges they face when trying to extend their standardized, digitally-transformed labeling process to their suppliers.  Here are the five most common challenges we see (and how we solve them): Challenge #1: Suppliers often have vastly different IT infrastructures and varying levels of technical knowledge. Their IT …

supplier labeling

Speeding up supply and streamlining stock with cloud-based labeling

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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 …

digital age of labeling

The Digital Age of Labeling

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Labeling has come along way from its humble beginnings, when labels were still hand painted or created using lithography. Since then, we’ve seen countless advancements like the self-adhesive label in the 1930s, laser printing in the 1960s, thermal printing in the 1970s, and of course, inkjet printers in the 1980s that revolutionized the industry. And though these advancements have made …

cloud software

Future-proofing manufacturing with the cloud: The benefits of a modern, centralized labeling process

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A recent study from the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) found that 95% of supply chain professionals believe enterprise digitization will have a major impact on supply chain management over the next three years. The same study also identified the top challenges supply chain pros face – from new regulation requirements to a lack of information sharing, too small …

Cloud and label management

Cloud resources and digitalization streamline label management

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No matter what you’re  packaging or providing, labeling is an organization-wide business process vital to internal and external operations. From ensuring distribution and logistics is as fine-tuned as possible, to helping control and govern suppliers and production, labeling is not only important but also an often demanding task for any-sized organization. And, as one can imagine, it can become more …

software as a service, SaaS

Taking label management into the cloud

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Labeling is a key business process that is widely used internally and externally, across the organization. From streamlining logistics and distribution, to helping manage suppliers and production, labeling can be a challenging task. There are multiple issues to consider; the hardware involved, ability to design labels, maintaining accuracy of information, and making the correct labels available to the right departments. …