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Changes to Nutrition Facts Label

For consumers, reviewing nutritional labels is commonplace though what to pay attention to has changed over the decades. We often think of these labels as a convenience but in reality, they are a requirement. The FDA reviews and makes changes to the nutrition facts label when needed.    The latest updates came in 2016 “to […]


3 reasons for aerospace companies to use mobile barcoding

The first two areas that a manufacturer can evaluate when looking to increase automation are inventory management and data collection.  Solutions like mobile inventory and barcode scanning can improve efficiency and enhance visibility across the organization. Our partners at RFgen take a look at the aerospace and defense industries which are defined by strict compliance […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Freight rail companies try alternative fuels

Many companies in the transportation industry are testing out alternative fuels, and freight rails are no exception.  A large contributor in the supply chain, it makes sense for freight rail companies to try alternative fuels and to try to find more efficient and cleaner ways for trains to move across the country. The freight industry […]


How women can drive the supply chain industry forward

Happy International Women’s Day! As demand grows and industries encounter numerous challenges like worker shortages, limited raw materials, and price increases, supply chain leaders are finding it difficult to keep up. The need to be nimble and remain resilient when the unexpected occurs continues to be the goal for supply chains. “To introduce agility and […]


Peloton cutting almost 3,000 jobs

  Is the mass growth that Peloton experienced during the height of the pandemic riding off into the sunset? Maybe so… The company saw a surge of more than 400% in 2020 amid the COVID-19 lockdowns, but that quickly changed as businesses, including gyms started opening back up. The co-founder of Peloton, John Foley, will […]