time to market

Time to Market – Your Competitive Edge

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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

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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

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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 Leave a Comment

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

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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

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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

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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 …

food labeling

Disorganized labeling is a chilling epidemic: The cure is digitization and modernization

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New technology, government regulations and shifting consumer demands for more choice, convenience, healthy ingredients and transparency are making cold chains – and all food supply chains – increasingly complex. This is especially true when it comes to labeling. Unfortunately, label design and creation are often relegated to a background operation, and many businesses are still using dated and disparate systems. …

warehouse management

Streamlining supply chain processes in the cloud: Reduce your inventory and move product through the warehouse faster

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

All business processes are under scrutiny in today’s competitive marketplace, regardless of the industry. Businesses cannot afford to ignore legacy process and systems which add cost and time to their products and services. In many industries margins are slim and delivery expectations can be almost instantaneous; it can make the difference between being profitable or not. For those businesses which …