Take a standardized approach to aggregation

Ken Moir Pharmaceutical Leave a Comment

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most regulated industries in the world. There seems to be no end to the requirements pharmaceutical manufacturers have to comply with, and with good reason. Regulations help ensure the safety and efficacy of medications that millions depend on every day. Relatively new requirements, such as serialization, help to address the growing counterfeit drug …

supplier labeling

Mastering compliance with cloud-based supplier labeling

Ken Moir Cloud computing Leave a Comment

Supplier compliance is key for organizations to ensure their good keeps moving through the warehouse quickly. It also helps avoid delays caused by labeling errors. But rather than forcing compliance and putting at risk the positive relationships that are crucial to successful supplier management, businesses can and should adopt a standardized process that offers another way forward. In this article, we look …

labeling in SAP

Optimizing labeling in an SAP environment – How to do it and what the benefits are

Ken Moir Industry news, SAP Leave a Comment

Many businesses use SAP as their enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It helps them digitally transform internal processes and brings efficiency gains. Yet, when it comes to managing their labeling operations under SAP, many businesses still struggle. Those using SAPscript or Smart Forms to create labels face a lengthy process for label change requests. This can be a drain on …

mental health in the workplace

Recognizing the importance of mental health at NiceLabel

Metka Silar Sturm Company culture 1 Comment

On a global scale, Covid-19 and the resulting lockdowns have been challenging for individuals’ mental health. It seems that in one way or another, people may be feeling some strain associated with the crisis.   A recent article by The Health Foundation, found that social isolation, job and financial losses, housing insecurity and quality, working in a front-line service, loss of …

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Webinar recap: How to comply with medical device UDI requirements

Susan Gosnell Life sciences, Medical Devices Leave a Comment

FDA Class I just the beginning  There is a wave of regulations hitting medical device manufacturers (MDMs) with international operations. In addition to the upcoming deadlines for US FDA Class I and the EU MDR date of application, the in vitro diagnostic regulation (IVDR) date of application goes into effect in May 2022. After that, there are a number of other application …

label management

“Clearing out the Print Room” – Letting a Label Management System do the Housework

Miso Duplancic Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

Any production manager, operations supervisor or warehouse manager working in a manufacturing facility will know that most labeling printing is carried out in print rooms. There might be five or ten different label printers in place to print batches of labels, which are then taken to the production line and applied manually to the goods concerned.   Often, these rooms …

food labeling

Disorganized labeling is a chilling epidemic: The cure is digitization and modernization

Lee Patty Food and beverage, Industry news Leave a Comment

New technology, government regulations and shifting consumer demands for more choice, convenience, healthy ingredients and transparency are making cold chains – and all food supply chains – increasingly complex. This is especially true when it comes to labeling. Unfortunately, label design and creation are often relegated to a background operation, and many businesses are still using dated and disparate systems. …

warehouse management

Streamlining supply chain processes in the cloud: Reduce your inventory and move product through the warehouse faster

Ken Moir Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

All business processes are under scrutiny in today’s competitive marketplace, regardless of the industry. Businesses cannot afford to ignore legacy process and systems which add cost and time to their products and services. In many industries margins are slim and delivery expectations can be almost instantaneous; it can make the difference between being profitable or not. For those businesses which …

ecommerce

Ecommerce in times of crisis: Improving safety and efficiency with cloud-based labeling

Lee Patty Cloud computing, Industry news Leave a Comment

Ecommerce, which drove over $365 billion USD in 2019,  faces enormous demand. When disaster strikes, it also becomes a critical lifeline for consumers who can’t access or purchase the items they need from brick and mortar stores. During these times, more than ever, it’s vital to ensure supply chain business continuity under all conditions – and this requires the right …

boehringer ingelheim

Boehringer Ingelheim creates global, standardized labeling process

Ken Moir Life sciences, Pharmaceutical 1 Comment

“Without having a standard solution, it made it pretty difficult to control, or to have an overview of all the technologies and labels that were used and printed at our different production lines. We had a lot of different label templates and different solutions for printing labels.” This is how Pierre Rahm, IT Operations Services in Boehringer Ingelheim described the …