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 …

UDI deadline

The Class II UDI deadline is past. Enterprise labeling is the future.

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices Leave a Comment

Last month, the UDI deadline for Class II devices came and went and many medical device manufacturers breathed a collective sigh of relief.  Others are taking advantage of the extension for convenience kits and repackaged single-use devices, or still working to get their labeling and data organized for GUDID submission. Last week, at the Medical Device Labeling Conference in Phoenix, …