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Timely compliance with MDR requirements

May 26, 2022, marked the deadline for medical device manufacturers to comply with the EU MDR requirements.  The main objective of this compliance mechanism was to “establish a robust, transparent, predictable and sustainable regulatory framework for medical devices…which ensures a high level of safety and health whilst supporting innovation.” While the MDR has been in […]


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, […]


Probe into electric vehicle batteries

Automobile recalls have been a common occurrence for many years. While most are minor or more of a precaution, they are an important safety practice for consumers. With the growing interest and focus on electric vehicles, there has been an increase in recalls and probes into electric vehicle batteries. A new inquiry by the National […]


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 […]


Doctor indicted for adulterating medical devices

  A doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina was indicted for the extreme misuse of a medical device in addition to Medicare fraud and making and using materially false Healthcare Documents.  Many of the patients were misled by thinking the medical device, was sterile and was used for the first time during their surgery. A balloon […]


Preventing food recalls

When we look at the food supply chain, we assume that our food is wholesome and safe. We don’t want to think about the toxic food that may be finding its way into our grocery stores and in turn, our homes. While companies may not be able to completely prevent food recalls, there are a […]


Building smarter supply chains

“According to the Logistics Bureau, 69 percent of organizations don’t have full visibility of their supply chains.” Why is this important? In order to improve supply chain operations and reduce costs, you must have full visibility into how your supply chain runs from start to finish. Unfortunately, many manufacturers have their data siloed in multiple […]


Improving barcode traceability accuracy

We all have the excitement of those brown boxes waiting on our doorstep and the sheer joy of finding out what’s inside. Now follow that box through the steps it took to get to you and add in all the points in which something could go wrong, and it is quite impressive that it made […]


Industry-specific ERP systems are essential

Enterprise Resource Planning or ERP has been an essential part of many businesses from mid-size companies to large-size corporations.  ERP software can integrate all the processes a company needs to successfully run.  ERP systems have evolved over time, and most have created a web-based application, enabling users to access it remotely. Unfortunately, this system can […]


Digitizing your paper-based supply chain

While many aspects of our lives have become automated, some paper-based habits and processes may be a little harder to leave behind.  In a report by Gartner, a research and insights firm, “more than 50% of organizations have not yet actively started to build a roadmap for supply chain digital transformation.” Our partners at BarTender […]