You work at the forefront of innovation. Shouldn’t that apply to your labeling?
Increasing competition. Rapidly expanding markets. Shortening product lifecycles. Growing regulations. The list of challenges for electronics suppliers is long and increasing by the day. To meet these challenges, suppliers and manufacturers alike must find new ways of cutting costs and improving the agility of their operations. And while many look to the manufacturing process itself, there is an equally important process that is often overlooked in the quest for improvement. Labeling. Is the cost of your labeling greater than you think? Find out how you can turn labeling into your competitive advantage by transforming your labeling process.
NiceLabel helps Siemens Manufacturing Operations to standardize labeling and create a best-practice solution
Find out how Siemens Manufacturing Operations went from a disconnected environment with multiple label printing solutions to a fully standardized labeling operation.
Seamless integration with MES and ERP
NiceLabel has a long history of working with the leading MES, ERP and WMS platforms making it easier for customers using these solutions to digitally transform their labeling. We work directly in these systems, creating integration packages that deliver a fully-integrated labeling solution to customers within hours, without weeks of coding, programming and testing.
Electronics customers who have transformed their labeling
Transform to reduce costs, increase speed and agility
NiceLabel technology enables manufacturers to use a single software platform for all printing and marking devices and for all packaging and shipping, from primary to tertiary labeling. With NiceLabel, you can remove time-consuming manual processes, reduce labor costs, streamline quality assurance and get products to market faster.
The result will be a more agile manufacturing operation that will enable your company to compete in an increasingly complex market environment.
Siemens Manufacturing Operations went from a label print time of 8 seconds to 300 milliseconds after integrating NiceLabel with their ERP and MES systems.
The amount of time it took for Siemens to get their return on investment from software standardization and IT savings.
Digitally transform your operations with NiceLabel
NiceLabel’s label management system, LMS Enterprise, enables you to automate label and direct marking printing by implementing a standardized integration with your Manufacturing Execution System (MES) at each site. By centralizing the master data and establishing a single source of truth, you can eliminate manual data entry errors, mislabeling and associated costs.
From hard-coding, printer-specific labels to dynamic templates
NiceLabel’s label management system includes an intuitive label designer that empowers business users to create and maintain labels. By moving label template design out of the IT department, you can process label change requests faster and create a more agile manufacturing operation. NiceLabel templates are optimized for over 4,200 printer models, eliminating the need to hard-code templates for each type of label printer. As a result, our customers are able to drastically reduce the number of label templates they have to maintain, which saves time and labor costs.
Establish a single source of truth
NiceLabel’s label management system includes an integration system with seamless support for Wonderware, SAP and many other MES and ERP systems used in the manufacturing industry. This allows you to integrate your label and direct marking printers with master data and establish a single source of truth. By eliminating the need for manual data entry, you reduce labor costs and the likelihood of errors.
Create visibility over label lifecycle management
Our label management system includes a document management system, a digital database of all of your labels that gives you visibility and control of the entire label process. Having a full overview of label production helps you ensure accurate labeling, and provides full traceability of every label printed or marked. Traceability extends beyond printing to include every change request and every system event, giving you an accurate record of who did what, where and when.
Unite all printers on one system
Our label management system supports a wide range of industrial printers used in the manufacturing industry. These include label, print and apply, continuous inkjet, laser marking, thermal transfer overprinters and thermal inkjet. This enables you to work with one label management system that is capable of integrating all your label and direct marking printers with your organization’s MES and ERP systems.
Increase label production speed with automation
The NiceLabel label management system includes an integration module that enables you to build business rules and workflows into the system. With our integration module, print requests can be dynamically changed based on business logic that is applied to inbound dynamic data. By processing the inbound data, the business rules engine can select the applicable workflow to run and execute the logic to perform, such as requesting data from additional sources, changing label data, selecting a specific label template, targeting a specific printer and other workflows.
Extend standardized labeling across the supply chain
Our label management system includes a unique “client-side” web printing system that you can use to extend the same high standard printing solution to your contract manufacturers, distributors and other business partners in minutes. By reducing relabeling and manual quality assurance checks, the system significantly improves the efficiency of the supply chain and reduces labor and inventory costs. The unique “client-side” technology empowers your business partners to configure and manage any of their existing printers.
Digitally transform your labeling processes to accelerate growth
By digitally transforming your processes with the NiceLabel Label Management System (LMS Enterprise), you will:
- Reduce operating costs: less quarantine, less rework, less recalls and happier customers.
- Achieve quicker time-to-market: business users empowered to respond to controlled label change requests without IT assistance.
- Increase productivity & reliability: remove manual tasks, streamline label lifecycle management and get higher transparency of your labeling process in order to create a more effective and robust supply chain.
- Strengthen collaboration and compliance: gain competitive advantage by digitizing and standardizing your label process, ensuring compliance and quality across teams, sites and external partners.
We’re here to help you transform your labeling
The NiceLabel Label Management System has the option to be configured and deployed via a professional services group (PSG) to speed up deployment and ensure that the system is implemented according to best practices. The PSG team can provide IQ, OQ and PQ validation packages and services to help meet your documentation needs and regulatory requirements.