2020 and beyond: Key trends impacting the labeling market

Ken Moir Industry news Leave a Comment

As we look ahead to 2020 and beyond, it is clear that the labeling market is being driven by the broader IT trends of digitization and modernization. These trends are fueling the development of the market and will accelerate over time. In enterprise resource planning (ERP), for example, this combination of digitization and modernization is transforming systems, with SAP software …

Pharmaceutical labeling

How a centralized labeling solution can improve pharma processes

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The pharmaceutical industry arguably faces more challenges than most other industries. Regulatory compliance is part and parcel of working in the sector, but, in a business where bringing a drug to market carries such a large investment, cost pressures, particularly when a drug comes off patent, are perhaps higher than for many other businesses. Therefore, finding the balance between complying …

Talking label best practices for regulated companies

Mari Waldron Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

On September 25, 2019, NiceLabel hosted an event at Medicon Valley Alliance in Copenhagen, Denmark. The day’s theme was best practice in label management: from solution selection and implementation, to integration and process improvement. The presenters shared their knowledge and experience in how to best handle labeling in a regulated environment. Chr. Hansen shares their label transformation journey The first …

Medical Device Labeling

Managing regulatory labeling challenges in the medical device sector

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A unique device identification (UDI) system for medical devices is essential in identifying them wherever they are in the healthcare supply chain. In fact, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Commission and other regulators have made patient safety a strategic priority by developing legislation for UDI. And in addition, manufacturers also need to comply with the …

Reducing errors and improving compliance in food labeling

Lee Patty Food and beverage Leave a Comment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalls almost one hundred million units of food every quarter. Prepared foods are the most recalled category at 21.7%, and although most of these recalls are down to contamination, mislabeling is also a significant contributing factor. Mislabeling recalls can be for a number of reasons. One recent example involves an undeclared allergen in ready-to-eat …

How retagging in the distribution center is helping retailers maintain momentum in the fashion world

Ken Moir Retail Leave a Comment

In the apparel and garment world of today, fashion needs to be fast. As trends appear on the catwalk and are then endorsed on social media channels such as Instagram, it becomes a race for retailers to translate these fashions into affordable and wearable items at mass scale. Sales forecasting is crucial, as is getting the garments onto the shop …

digital age of labeling

The Digital Age of Labeling

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Labeling has come along way from its humble beginnings, when labels were still hand painted or created using lithography. Since then, we’ve seen countless advancements like the self-adhesive label in the 1930s, laser printing in the 1960s, thermal printing in the 1970s, and of course, inkjet printers in the 1980s that revolutionized the industry. And though these advancements have made …

cloud solution

Siemens standardizes labeling with real-time cloud solution

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From demand variability to supply chain constraints, increased compliance, global competition and heightened customer expectations, manufacturers are increasingly looking to technology to reduce costs and standardize processes. A key part of operations, the labeling process is often overlooked in the drive towards digitization. Yet, as an essential part of the supply chain process, digitized labeling offers significant potential to address …

food recalls

Another day, another recall: Prevention begins with the label

Lee Patty Food and beverage, Industry news Leave a Comment

Ensuring food safety is critical for not only consumer protection, but also reducing financial and reputational damage to a brand. And when creating labels, companies must ensure customer safety as efficiently as possible and remain agile enough to deal with changes while complying with current legislation. For instance, recent government efforts include new nutrition facts guidelines that will require compliance …

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Future-proofing manufacturing with the cloud: The benefits of a modern, centralized labeling process

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A recent study from the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) found that 95% of supply chain professionals believe enterprise digitization will have a major impact on supply chain management over the next three years. The same study also identified the top challenges supply chain pros face – from new regulation requirements to a lack of information sharing, too small …