cloud, suppliers

Cloud: A solution for manufacturers and suppliers alike

Lee Patty Cloud computing Leave a Comment

Accurate and efficient labeling is essential for any supply chain, as it plays a critical role in everything from avoiding errors to increasing visibility and ensuring goods move quickly from point A to point B. It’s here that supplier compliance and cooperation is extremely valuable. But, as many who work with massive networks of third-party suppliers, contract manufacturers, re-packagers, re-labelers …

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 …

labeling trends

2021 – The key trends set to impact the labeling market

Ken Moir Cloud computing Leave a Comment

As we look ahead to what 2021 has in store, organizations are increasingly looking for integrated solutions for everything from artwork management to factory labeling and direct marking. As a result, the move to convergence is the trend we expect to change the face of the labeling market. This convergence is supported by the ongoing rollout of centralized label management …

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Sustainable products need sustainable labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Food and beverage Leave a Comment

Across all sectors, products are being designed with sustainability in mind, with many organizations under pressure from consumer buying habits and industry regulations to become more sustainable. Regardless of whether it’s in packaging or the supply chain, extra waste is becoming less tolerated. Errors in labeling often result in the scrapping of otherwise sellable perishable goods, creating waste and impacting …

Channel partners and cloud

How cloud empowers channel partners who offer mobile computing and labeling solutions

Paul Vogt Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

Reseller partners will need to transform to survive. With limited trade shows on the horizon and site visits expected to be restricted for many months at least, the channel will be forced into a drastic transition in how it operates. Rather than relying on the predominately physical face-to-face environments that they have based their business models on in the past, …

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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 …

Take a standardized approach to aggregation

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world. There seems to be no end to the requirements pharmaceutical manufacturers have to comply with, and with good reason. Regulations help ensure the safety and efficacy of medications that millions depend on every day. Relatively new requirements, such as serialization, help to address the growing counterfeit drug …

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 …

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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 …

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“Clearing out the Print Room” – Letting a Label Management System do the Housework

Miso Duplancic Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

Any production manager, operations supervisor or warehouse manager working in a manufacturing facility will know that most labeling printing is carried out in print rooms. There might be five or ten different label printers in place to print batches of labels, which are then taken to the production line and applied manually to the goods concerned.   Often, these rooms …