Driving labelling quality, efficiency and performance
As an automotive parts supplier, the only thing worse than a faulty part is a faulty label. A misprinted digit or a mislabeled part can mean costly recalls, dissatisfied customers and, ultimately, lost business. With this much of your business riding on getting your labels right, you need to bullet-proof your label production process, protecting it from error-prone processes like manual data entry. In other words, you need to digitize labeling.
Label management software
built for the automotive industry
The NiceLabel label management system (LMS) helps you produce accurate labels every time by digitizing each aspect of the label production process, from design to print, and from quality assurance to archiving.
Meet customer requirements with
pre-defined label templates
Our label management system includes pre-defined label templates compliant with automotive industry standards, including:
- VDA 4902 Labels
- AIAG Labels
- Volkswagen GTL Labels
- General Motor (GM 1724) Labels
- Odette / Galia Labels
The universal template works across a wide variety of printers, saving your IT staff from modifying templates to match individual printer requirements. The built-in label designer makes it easy for users to adapt the templates to specific customer requirements. It features a familiar, Microsoft Word-like user interface, which simplifies training and increases production efficiency.
Increase your printing speed and efficiency
In an industry where speed and accuracy are absolute musts, you can’t afford to lose time on label production. Our label management system enables you to increase printing speed and efficiency by:
- Connecting labels to your master data to avoid data replication
- Triggering printing via a shop-floor process rather than manual processes
- Replacing manual operations with automated business rules
- Using a 64-bit print engine to maximize print productivity while using minimal computer resources.
Guarantee accuracy by digitizing quality assurance
Our label management system helps you maintain quality labels by digitizing and centralizing your entire quality assurance process. Consider how that’s done:
- All templates are stored in a centrally managed database.
- All changes are tracked and recorded for full traceability.
- The database provides a complete version and change history of each template, as well as a complete print history for every label ever printed.
- Access to label templates is managed and controlled, so administrators can determine who has access to which templates.
Automotive customers who have transformed their labeling
Engineered for just-in-time production
Just-in-time suppliers have little room for delays or downtime.
NiceLabel's modern label management system is built on reliable, proven technology that gives you a label production process you can trust.
- 64-bit back-end service bus and print engine.
- ISO 9001 certified.
- SAP, Oracle and Microsoft certifications and partnerships.
- Core technology is proven with hundreds of thousands of customers and most Fortune 500 companies.
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.
A proven track record of improving label quality
The automotive industry isn’t the only one with high quality standards. We have a proven track record of helping customers across some of the most highly-regulated industries, including food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturing, to transform their labeling and meet the quality standards set by their industry. We put this experience to work for our automotive customers, incorporating the best practices we’ve learned from other industries and using it to help them improve the quality of their label production.
NiceLabel is the most flexible label design software
For automotive suppliers, one of the primary quality objectives is to avoid mislabeling customer products and shipments. By incorporating NiceLabel in our Error Proofing and Traceability product suite, we are now able to tie in customer EDI and ERP data for shipping and production labeling to ensure that the correct label is always printed. This has yielded immediate results for our automotive customers who have effectively eliminated fines and quality demerits caused by mislabeling. NiceLabel was easy to integrate with our existing software and is the most flexible label design software we have ever worked with, which is critical in the fast changing world of automotive labeling."
Ed Weber, VP Sales and Marketing, ToolWorx Information Products, Inc.
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.