labeling trends

2021 – The key trends set to impact the labeling market

Ken Moir Cloud computing Leave a Comment

As we look ahead to what 2021 has in store, organizations are increasingly looking for integrated solutions for everything from artwork management to factory labeling and direct marking. As a result, the move to convergence is the trend we expect to change the face of the labeling market. This convergence is supported by the ongoing rollout of centralized label management …

sustainable labeling

Sustainable products need sustainable labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Food and beverage Leave a Comment

Across all sectors, products are being designed with sustainability in mind, with many organizations under pressure from consumer buying habits and industry regulations to become more sustainable. Regardless of whether it’s in packaging or the supply chain, extra waste is becoming less tolerated. Errors in labeling often result in the scrapping of otherwise sellable perishable goods, creating waste and impacting …

supplier labeling

Mastering compliance with cloud-based supplier labeling

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Supplier compliance is key for organizations to ensure their good keeps moving through the warehouse quickly. It also helps avoid delays caused by labeling errors. But rather than forcing compliance and putting at risk the positive relationships that are crucial to successful supplier management, businesses can and should adopt a standardized process that offers another way forward. In this article, we look …

food labeling

Disorganized labeling is a chilling epidemic: The cure is digitization and modernization

Lee Patty Food and beverage, Industry news Leave a Comment

New technology, government regulations and shifting consumer demands for more choice, convenience, healthy ingredients and transparency are making cold chains – and all food supply chains – increasingly complex. This is especially true when it comes to labeling. Unfortunately, label design and creation are often relegated to a background operation, and many businesses are still using dated and disparate systems. …

warehouse management

Streamlining supply chain processes in the cloud: Reduce your inventory and move product through the warehouse faster

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

All business processes are under scrutiny in today’s competitive marketplace, regardless of the industry. Businesses cannot afford to ignore legacy process and systems which add cost and time to their products and services. In many industries margins are slim and delivery expectations can be almost instantaneous; it can make the difference between being profitable or not. For those businesses which …

ecommerce

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

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

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

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Industry news 1 Comment

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

Mari Waldron Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

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

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 …

digital age of labeling

The Digital Age of Labeling

Lee Patty Cloud computing 1 Comment

Labeling has come a long 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 …