vaccine labeling

The Critical Role of Labeling in the Vaccine Supply Chain

Susan Gosnell Life sciences, Pharmaceutical

Vaccine supply chains are fast changing, complex and vitally important to society, and nowhere is this more evident than with COVID-19.   While a great deal of attention has been given to streamlining supply chains – and ensuring vaccines reach healthcare providers and their patients around the world – one of the most critical components is also the most overlooked: the …

Brother webinar

Loftware and Brother Webinar: How To Maintain Labelling Accuracy and Optimize Retail Supply Chains

Mari Waldron Industry news

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for retail organizations to optimize their supply chains and embrace an omnichannel approach. With rising consumer expectations for a seamless shopping experience, traditional bricks and mortar stores are having to introduce full e-commerce services for the first time. Due to an increased demand for home deliveries and instore pickup, there is a significant …

Manufacturing

A Shifting Manufacturing Landscape – What does it mean for Labeling?

Susan Gosnell Cloud computing, Industry news

Recent global events have brought yet another period of significant change to manufacturing and made way for unprecedented challenges in the industry. Forced shutdowns, supply chain disruptions, and employee layoffs have given way to labor shortages, a lack of raw materials, and ocean port congestion among other things. Quick responses to consumer demand and global trends are key. Regardless of …

time to market

Time to Market – Your Competitive Edge

Lee Patty Industry news

Severe supply chain disruptions and shifting product demand have been frustrating companies since the very beginning of the pandemic, and even now these are still major factors impacting business models. When putting together our Top 5 Trends Report for Labeling and Packaging Artwork in 2021, we polled nearly 1,000 professionals from organizations across all major industries and 55 countries and found …

SAP and labeling

Digital labeling in SAP – An integral part of the new normal supply chain

Lee Patty Cloud computing, SAP

Today we are experiencing massive fluctuations in consumer demand patterns and workplace practices that slightly over a year ago would have seemed farfetched. Economic downturns are threatening the livelihood of many companies and businesses need to not only ensure continuity today, but also a foundation for the future. To this end, streamlining supply chain efficiency and visibility has never been …

cloud, suppliers

Cloud: A solution for manufacturers and suppliers alike

Lee Patty Cloud computing

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 …

pharmaceutical manufacturers

Overcoming the challenge of accurate supplier labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Life sciences, Pharmaceutical

Mergers and acquisitions are all too common for pharmaceutical manufacturers. While the combination of two companies has its benefits, it doesn’t come without growing pains and challenges. Take for example, labeling. A merger can result in decentralized labeling processes with inherited home-grown systems and a new array of third-party suppliers, contract manufacturers, re-packagers and re-labelers. It can also lead to …

supply chain processes in the cloud

Labeling for the future: Streamlining supply chain processes in the cloud

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Industry news

In just a few short years, cloud technology has become ubiquitous across countless industries worldwide. And with a broad range of benefits, from operational efficiency and scale to greater financial value, it’s no surprise that businesses of all sizes are adopting cloud solutions at an increasing rate. In fact, even before Covid-19, the cloud SaaS market was projected to jump …

pharma supply chain

Improving pharmaceutical supply chains in times of crisis: Best practices for modern label management

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Pharmaceutical

Disrupted supply chains, shuttered operations and remote working: the ongoing pandemic has had a significant impact on businesses across the world. Pharmaceutical manufacturers, in particular, find themselves facing an array of new challenges amidst these unprecedented circumstances. Pharmaceutical suppliers have to ensure life-saving medications are safely and rapidly available to those in need, while complying with local restrictions and taking …

ecommerce

Ecommerce during crisis and beyond: Why labeling matters

Lee Patty Industry news

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 …