digitized labeling

How the latest digitized labeling solutions help drive business agility

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SAP is a key element of the manufacturing, warehousing and supply chain operations of many of the world’s largest businesses. That is essentially why it is so important that automated labeling runs efficiently and seamlessly within the SAP environment. Historically, label production in SAP has often been a highly-complex, IT-managed process. In this environment label changes have in the past, …

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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 …

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Driving efficiencies across the pharmaceutical supply chain: How centralized label management can play a key role

Ken Moir Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

We are seeing pharmaceutical supply chains digitizing across the world. It is a process that involves the implementation of AI, big data analytics, large-scale automation, digital twins and a plethora of other technological advancements that are helping to revolutionize the whole industry by breaking down siloed processes, departments and facilities. Yet despite all the focus on digitization, many companies have …

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Cloud-based labeling – Helping sustain business continuity in challenging times

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In the current COVID-19 climate, having a business continuity plan in place to successfully navigate times of disruption is a key requirement for any organisation. To support this need, businesses are increasingly moving systems and processes to the cloud. Cloud-based systems enable critical data to be made available on demand and accessible from any location. More specifically, cloud-based label management …

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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 …

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Digitally transforming labeling via the channel

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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. …

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Recalls are too common: digitized labeling can help

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …