Success in dynamic business environments requires quick changes and unplanned pivots. A key to maintaining competitive advantage in any market conditions, these speedy shifts are even more important when dealing with uncertainty. This is obvious in the barcode labeling space, where changing customer and regulatory requirements are pushing traditional labeling approaches beyond their breaking points.
To ease this burden, many companies are turning to technology as a solution. A recent Loftware report, ‘Guidebook 101: Ultimate Guide to Making Barcode Label Changes Quickly’,reveals four benefits of moving to an automated and data-driven labeling process:
#1 Eliminate redundancies and reduce maintenance. Once in place, a dynamic and data-driven labeling solution allows users to access the same central data across the enterprise and work from a centralized database. This not only eliminates redundancies and maintenance, but it also means there are ultimately fewer labels to update.
#2 Unlock rapid label change. An integrated, automated solution helps companies create, manage and print labels with ease. With a set of templates defined, configurable business logic empowers business users – and not IT teams – to make efficient label updates. This streamlines label formatting and printing, enables easy management of specific requirements, and lets business users make changes and updates in a matter of hours or days, rather than months.
#3 Achieve label consistency. Without a unified solution for streamlining label changes, organizations are forced to deal with extended delivery dates, hefty fines, lost revenues, and dissatisfied customers. By moving to a data-driven labeling approach, companies can avoid these problems, achieve labeling consistency, and meet the demands of today’s fast-paced business environment.
#4 Improve time to market. The cost of getting products to market has never been higher or more unpredictable. Pandemic-driven supply chain disruptions, shifting product demands and a myriad of other external forces are having a significant impact on existing business models. This results in increased competition which forces ever-faster turnaround times for new and existing products. An automated approach enables users to curate content for all their labels in one central location, which they can easily locate, manage, use and reuse as much as needed, speeding time to market.
These are just a few of the ways that an automated and data-driven labeling solution can help your organization to gain control of complex labeling processes. Want to learn more? Download our report for free here.