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, …

cloud-based labeling

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 …

ecommerce

Ecommerce in a challenging climate: How cloud-based labeling is changing the game

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As the ease and one-click convenience of online shopping grows in popularity, the ecommerce industry faces enormous demand. This trend is particularly prevalent in the UK, which has the highest share of online sales in retail trade across Europe. However, in times of crisis, ecommerce goes beyond convenience – offering a critical lifeline for consumers who cannot access or purchase …

fast fashion

Keeping pace with “fast fashion”

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Did you know the top 3 words fashion executives use to describe the industry are digital, optimistic, and fast? This was just one of many findings from Mckinsey’s State of Fashion 2019 report, and it makes perfect sense. The metabolism of the fashion industry keeps getting faster: mega brands associated with fast fashion can restock stores with new collections as …

software as a service, SaaS

Taking label management into the cloud

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Labeling is a key business process that is widely used internally and externally, across the organization. From streamlining logistics and distribution, to helping manage suppliers and production, labeling can be a challenging task. There are multiple issues to consider; the hardware involved, ability to design labels, maintaining accuracy of information, and making the correct labels available to the right departments. …

New Era Labeling

A new era for labeling

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Labeling has an interesting history. The first labels that we know about appeared from the 1700s and were used to label medicine bottles. As merchants cottoned on to the idea that labels could be used to market their wares, they appeared on other products such as wine. Lithography sped up the process slightly, but hand painted labels were used to …

SKU proliferation

Managing complexity: How to cope with SKU proliferation

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

Stock-keeping unit, or SKU, proliferation has been a topic of discussion in just about every industry for the better part of a decade. Food and beverage, apparel and garment, consumer goods – all of these industries have had to cope with the logistical challenges of managing hundreds, or thousands of SKUs. The life sciences industry is no exception. The Healthcare …

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. …

Medical Device labeling

A recap of the Medical Device Packaging & Labeling Summit

Susan Gosnell Medical Devices 6 Comments

Last week, medical device manufacturers from across the U.S. came together to discuss the constantly changing world of labeling at Q1 Productions’ 6th Semi-Annual Medical Device Packaging and Labeling Summit. While abiding by FDA labeling requirements presents ongoing challenges for these companies, topics like localization and translation also dominated much of the agenda. This group is always candid and open …