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BarTender® and GHS

GHS or Globally Harmonized System is the classification and labeling of chemicals. It is a system of hazard communication for chemical hazards that can be adopted by countries around the world. GHS was developed by a United Nations (UN) international team of hazard communication experts.                                                                                 Source: https://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/chemicals/ghs.html Our partners at  BarTender®, transform hazard information […]


How enterprise labeling can provide efficiency

Enterprise labeling provides our customers with standards for implementing labeling initiatives, providing changes and modifications from a central labeling group, and having those changes flow immediately to production.  Enterprise labeling provides flexibility, consistency, and continuity for your company’s labeling requirements. The labeling approach you choose is as unique as your company, but a few things […]


The ins and outs of AIDC

Whether you know it or not, you probably experience AIDC technology almost every day. Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) is a broad category of technologies used to collect information from an individual, object, image, or sound without manual data entry. AIDC technology typically includes QR codes, bar codes, radio frequency identification (RFID), and biometrics, […]


$600M in unclaimed can and bottle deposits

There are a few states that still pay consumers for recycling aluminum and bottles.  California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Vermont, though California has found a vast number of unclaimed recyclables— $600,000,000 worth to be exact. So, what is California planning to do with this overabundance of unclaimed funds? They […]


Improving time to market

    In the food and beverage industry, the packaging is everything. It is the first thing customers see and maybe the initial reason a consumer considers your product. Lakeview Farms, a manufacturer of dips, desserts, and specialty products, found that their manual artwork management process was both time-consuming and lacked stakeholder visibility, which reduced […]


Nintendo hurt by chips crunch

Getting your child to step away from their video games may have just gotten easier… for now.  The microchip shortage affects more than just the automobile industry, Nintendo profits slipped 2.5%, “as the shortage of computer chips hurt production.” Nintendo, the maker of the Super Mario and Pokémon franchises, like many other game makers benefited […]


The critical role of labeling for vaccines

  “Vaccine supply chains are fast-changing, complex, and vitally important to society, and nowhere is this more evident than with COVID-19.” So often when we think and talk about the supply chain, we envision everyday consumer products like household items, clothing, and food and beverages. We forget that medical supplies including vaccines are also part […]


Mobile barcoding best practices

We often focus on labeling solutions that highlight the end process to the consumer, but part of that process ensures the manufacturer has accurate inventory controls in place. One of those processes may involve the use of mobile barcoding. Our partners at RFgen, leaders in mobile data collection solutions, share 3 mobile barcoding best practices […]


Teen semi drivers allowed in apprenticeship program

Many parents feel trepidation when their teenager comes of age to start driving. Now fast forward to that teen being 18 years old and wanting to take part in a test apprenticeship program to drive a 40-ton (when fully loaded) semi-truck. The federal government is moving forward with a plan that required the Federal Motor […]


What has led to the manufacturing labor shortage?

When automation was in its infancy, many thought it would set out to replace workers. Robots are able to do repetitive jobs faster and at a lower cost, so there’s no arguing with the economics. “Today, the exact opposite is true. We have a manufacturing labor shortage with no end in sight,” and this is […]