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 …

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 …

EU MDR

As the EU MDR deadline approaches, seize the opportunity to digitize quality assurance

Susan Gosnell Cloud computing, Life sciences, Medical Devices Leave a Comment

The postponement of the EU MDR deadlines has given medical device manufacturers a unique opportunity to digitize quality assurance as they take steps to comply with MDR requirements. By seizing this opportunity, MDMs can simplify the compliance process, ensure greater label accuracy and, ultimately, get their products to market faster. If you’re facing the EU MDR deadline, the last thing …

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 …

ecommerce

Ecommerce during crisis and beyond: Why labeling matters

Lee Patty Industry news Leave a Comment

Online shopping continues to skyrocket in popularity during the pandemic. While the volatility of our current environment makes it difficult to predict long-term trends, evidence suggests we can expect ecommerce to keep increasing year-over-year across the globe. But this growing opportunity also presents many unique challenges. Due to the additional pressure ecommerce brings to maintain efficiency, it’s vital that supply …

supplier labeling

Mastering compliance with cloud-based supplier labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing Leave a Comment

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 …

labeling in SAP

Optimizing labeling in an SAP environment – How to do it and what the benefits are

Ken Moir Industry news, SAP Leave a Comment

Many businesses use SAP as their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It helps them digitally transform internal processes and brings efficiency gains. Yet, when it comes to managing their labeling operations under SAP, many businesses still struggle. Those using SAPscript or Smart Forms to create labels face a lengthy process for label change requests. This can be a drain on …

boehringer ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim creates global, standardized labeling process

Ken Moir Life sciences, Pharmaceutical 1 Comment

“Without having a standard solution, it made it pretty difficult to control, or to have an overview of all the technologies and labels that were used and printed at our different production lines. We had a lot of different label templates and different solutions for printing labels.” This is how Pierre Rahm, IT Operations Services in Boehringer Ingelheim described the …

SAP labeling

Digital labeling in SAP meets the need for agility during a crisis

Lee Patty Cloud computing, SAP Leave a Comment

More than 200 million workers globally, including representatives from the largest brands in the world, rely on SAP’s ERP software to manage their warehousing and supply chain operations. But that doesn’t guarantee they’re operating as efficiently as possible, or that they are fully prepared to ensure supply chain continuity during times of crisis. During a crisis, companies require the proper …