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 …

Channel partners and cloud

How cloud empowers channel partners who offer mobile computing and labeling solutions

Paul Vogt Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

Reseller partners will need to transform to survive. With limited trade shows on the horizon and site visits expected to be restricted for many months at least, the channel will be forced into a drastic transition in how it operates. Rather than relying on the predominately physical face-to-face environments that they have based their business models on in the past, …

dairy supply chain

From crisis to beyond: Streamlining the dairy supply chain with modern labeling

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Food and beverage Leave a Comment

2020 has been challenging for dairy, and labeling is partly to blame. While the world has been gripped with a pandemic, US dairy recalls reached the highest since 2018’s end-of-year and critically, one-third of those recalls were a result of mislabeled products with undeclared allergens (Stericycle Expert Solutions). Recalls of Shamrock Farms’ Milk,  7-Eleven’s yogurt covered pretzels and Ritz’s Cheese …

label cloud

Label Cloud helps IAE build a future-proof labeling solution

Mari Waldron Cloud computing Leave a Comment

“The fact that we could have labeling in the Cloud gave us a lot more flexibility in terms of integrations and APIs. When you’re integrating with many sources, this is the better way. Maintenance and software updates are just handled, it’s a lot easier to manage and is more cost-effective.” That’s how Daniel Mycock, IT Manager at IAE summed up …

label management

Solving the labeling crisis: The case for a cloud-based approach

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Food and beverage Leave a Comment

It’s been a hectic year for food and beverage industry labeling. Several brands have issued mislabeled allergen-based food, and while labeling should be helpful instead of a barrier to consumer safety and speed to market, it clearly has problems. One culprit in the current labeling crisis is outdated labeling processes, which are all too common. Some of these methods include …

pharma supply chain

Improving pharmaceutical supply chains in times of crisis: Best practices for modern label management

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

Disrupted supply chains, shuttered operations and remote working: the ongoing pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses across the world. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, in particular, find themselves facing an array of new challenges amidst these unprecedented circumstances. Pharmaceutical suppliers have to ensure life-saving medications are safely and rapidly available to those in need, while complying with local restrictions and taking …

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 …

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 …