labeling processes

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

Susan Gosnell Industry news Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 …

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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 Leave a Comment

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 …

Domtar

How Domtar standardized labeling to delight customers

Susan Gosnell Industry news, Interview Leave a Comment

“Through acquisitions, we had a lot of different manufacturing systems and a couple sales systems and that caused some challenges and discrepancies with labeling. We really didn’t have very good integration with labeling and our sales and execution systems. Customer specific information was hard to put on the labels.” This is how Kelly McCarthy, Supervisor of Manufacturing Execution Systems, IT …

the cloud

How do you know when to move labeling to the cloud?

Susan Gosnell Cloud computing Leave a Comment

In every industry, Cloud technology is driving digital transformation. From ERP to CRM systems, from warehouse and inventory management applications to product lifecycle management, system after system is going to the cloud. Companies of all sizes are striving for a zero on-premise footprint and are adopting software-as-a-service for critical processes. Which leads us to the question, if all of these …

NiceLabel and Loftware combine

NiceLabel and Loftware combine to transform the labeling market

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

We are excited to announce that NiceLabel and Loftware, the US based leader in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management solutions, have combined under the Loftware corporate umbrella. This union capitalizes on 60 years of combined expertise, now offering end users and channel partners an expanded choice of solutions, while providing enhanced labeling capabilities and the benefits of greater investment in cloud-based solutions and technologies. All of us …

Making the business case for digitally transforming labeling

Ken Moir Industry news 3 Comments

With the latest wave of digitization, there are very few areas of our lives and businesses that haven’t been digitally transformed. We see evidence of digitization in the prototype smart cities, in our automobiles, and even in our homes. Yet despite the ubiquitousness of digital technology, we still see some companies hesitate when it comes to digitally transforming their labeling. …

mobile printing

Mobile printing challenges

Lee Patty Industry news Leave a Comment

Last week, Zebra hosted a group of tech leaders, CIO’s and CTO’s, technical architects and developers at its Americas APPFORUM, an event focused on sharing the latest insight on architecting and developing enterprise solutions. I had the opportunity to give a keynote on next generation printing for Android developers. Following the talk there was some candid conversation about the roadblocks …