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Seven reasons why your barcodes might be failing

Marko Vrbnjak Industry news Leave a Comment

There are many reasons as to why barcodes fail, but they can usually be grouped into two categories: poor printing and poor data quality. Failures due to poor printing are easier to detect because they will be visible to the eye, but data errors are more difficult to spot. You may need to go through all of the barcode quality …

The EU MDR and IVDR have been approved. So, what’s next?

Susan Gosnell Life Sciences Leave a Comment

On April 5th Europe finally adopted the MDR and IVDR after a vote at the European Parliament. This was the last step in the European Union’s long process of overhauling medical device and IVD regulation. The new regulations on medical and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices will help to ensure that all medical devices – from heart valves to sticking plasters …

Pharma labeling

5 Reasons you should standardize your label processes

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

The current manufacturing landscape is highly competitive. Pharmaceutical companies are forced to discover new ways to improve their efficiency and reduce operational costs. Below are five ways companies are streamlining their labeling processes to survive the competitive industry climate. 1. Meet increasing regulatory requirements quickly We don’t have to tell you that the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most …

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Validation of increasing importance for life sciences companies

Ken Moir Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

Across life sciences, the practice of label validation has become vital, as both the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union’s regulators increasingly require electronic validation of pharmaceutical and medical device labeling solutions to maximize safety and security. Due to the heightened focus on validation, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers who do not use validated software, …

European Business Awards (EBA) 2016/17

NiceLabel selected as one of 10 recipients for The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy in the 2016/17 European Business Awards

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NiceLabel has been named as one of the finalists and Ruban d’Honneur recipients  in the 2016/17 European Business Awards. It is one of only 110 finalists announced after over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries were engaged in the competition, and, among these, one of 10 finalists for The ELITE Awards for Growth Strategy of the Year. The European Business Awards …

Labeling Trends 2017

What labeling trends will we see in 2017?

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

“Labels and Labeling” recently asked me to provide my thoughts on what labeling trends will impact us in the new year. 2016 marked a year of transition. Historically, companies viewed labeling as a background process. That started to change as many moved away from fragmented solutions and decentralized labeling operations to centralize labeling processes and standardize on label management systems. …

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NiceLabel selected to Food Logistics top 100+ software and technology providers

Sandy Wagner Food and beverage Leave a Comment

Food Logistics magazine released the 13th annual FL100+, a list of the top 100-plus software and technology providers that hold influential roles in the global food and beverage supply chain. NiceLabel has been chosen to the FL 100+, among other software and technology providers with products benefitting the industry in multiple ways, from reducing food waste and extending shelf life, …

How Much Does Your Current Labeling System Cost You?

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

When we talk about the cost of business systems, we often refer to the actual cost of purchasing or subscribing to install and use a system. At most, we recognize basic additional costs such as maintenance, licensing and training, which are associated directly with the installment and functionality the product. However, there are many other direct and indirect costs that …

Part 1: Why Companies are Modernizing Labeling Systems to Address Today’s Labeling Challenges.

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

As with every business system on the market; technology, digitalization and business growth affect labeling systems; presenting new challenges. Essentially, these challenges push companies to look for alternative ways to handle their needs and modernize their systems. In a recent webinar with Domtar, NiceLabel VP & GM Lee Patty talks about today’s labeling challenges and gives valuable insight on why …

Can The FIC Regulation Become An Advantage For You?

Marko Vrbnjak Food and beverage Leave a Comment

The short answer is, ‘YES’. Long answer is, ‘YES, in so many ways’. We are firm believers of turning a negative situation into a positive one, and it is all about the approach you take. We realize the effort needed to adjust your labels according to the new regulation seems tiring and overwhelming. Studying the legislation and revising your labels …