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FDA Computer Software Assurance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has distributed a draft of updated recommendations on computer software assurance for computers and automated data processing systems used as part of medical device production or quality systems. Product quality and patient safety are central to identifying and promoting successful manufacturing practices.  While these recommendations are simply that, recommendations, […]


BarTender Cloud™ is here

BarTender has announced the launch of its BarTender Cloud™.  Now companies can leverage the many facets of their labeling operations from the warehouse and manufacturing to external suppliers and transportation and logistics. BarTender Cloud™ allows you to: Print and manage your labels efficiently with optimized, high-speed printing from desktop and mobile devices. Easily connect your […]


BarTender upgrade case study

BACKGROUND An electronic test instruments manufacturer was running a legacy version of BarTender Enterprise that was lacking key features and components to allow printer operators on the production floor an efficient, controlled method for instigating printing.  Their outdated methods allowed for too much end-user control on label design changes, affecting quality control, and the required […]


Benefiting from a well-designed project plan

A significant key to Pragmatyxs’ success is our adherence to a high-quality, repeatable project management process. The commitment to delivering projects on time, on scope, and on budget remains at the core of our work and ensures our customers are long-term clients. Our projects, past and present range in scale and scope from single-site barcode […]


Label Consolidation Case Study

BACKGROUND A medical device company, specializing in orthopedics, came to us with the need to massively reduce the number of design templates in their production labeling solution. At the time, label sprawl had grown its labeling assets to about 7,000 unique design templates. While consolidation of the number of templates without much redesign was the […]


Chemical-free thermal paper for labeling

“Consumers are already familiar with blue thermal paper from retailers. In many supermarkets, the new eco-receipts are increasingly replacing the previous white versions to use sustainable paper.” There is a new material that a German company, VPF, has developed and it is free of chemical developers so it is approved to be put directly on […]


ERP Implementation still concerning to manufacturers

When companies seek to implement a new ERP system, it isn’t the thought of evaluating purchasing options or requirements planning that concerns them, it is the need for support from the ERP provider during implementation and beyond that has them taking the time to truly weigh their options. According to a recent research study from […]


The ins and outs of supply chain management

The ebb and flow of organizations’ production and delivery have been hard to predict over the last few years and chief supply chain offers (CSCOs) have had some unique challenges.  Gaining efficiency while also being nimble “leaves them faced with the immense pressure of investing in and implementing, new technologies.” Our partners at BarTender help […]


SHL Medical to Build New Plant in South Carolina

Many manufacturers work on a global scale, having plants located in numerous countries can make producing the same products, meeting the same regulations, and achieving the same quality standards a challenge. An enterprise labeling solution and a fully integrated system can help make this a little easier. SLH Medical’s new manufacturing plant in South Carolina […]


Benefits of Near-Infrared Technology

Quality control is vital across all processes within manufacturing.  We have shared how enterprise labeling ensures quality output once products are produced but want to also look at other quality control methods to keep those products functioning at optimal levels.  Near-infrared technology is one aspect of quality control for the chemical industry. Near-Infrared Technology or […]