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The manufacturing skills gap

The manufacturing industry is a powerful engine when it comes to moving the economy forward. In 2018, plants across the U.S. created over $2.33 billion in products, yet there are still jobs that are unfilled. The reason? “Not enough skilled workers.” “A 2021 study conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute (MI) predicts that 2.1 […]


3M helps identify and stop sale of 1 million fake respirators

In the height of COVID-19, where respirators and N95 masks were in high demand, 3M teamed up with US Marshals to stop the sale of 1 million fake respirators. Not only are manufacturers focused on the quality and supply chain of their products, but they must also be aware of those who may be falsely […]


The Internet of Things (IoT) goes beyond gadgets

As we shared in a previous blog about all the great things that the Internet of Things technology has given us, home security, fitness apps, and smart farming, it is now being considered to help distribute the COVID-19 vaccines. RFID Journal, which reports on anything in the world of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and also […]


Safety standards: key component to compliance

In mid- January, a juice production company came under fire by the FDA due to contaminated product.  During the inspection, the FDA found that they had “failed to adhere to relevant food safety standards”. Some of the distribution of this juice included school lunch programs. When looking at the importance of compliance, labeling plays a […]


Pragmatyxs Expands Partnership with NiceLabel

  The Pragmatyxs team has deep experience in the barcode systems and product labeling. In our over 25 years in the business we have consistently maintained an emphasis on enterprise-level requirements and systems integration.  Because of this focus we are excited to be expanding our partnership with NiceLabel. NiceLabel’s next generation labeling software is specifically […]


Pharmaceutical Growth On Record Pace

The Association for packaging and processing technologies, examined the latest trends impacting the pharmaceutical market. Global sales in 2016 have reached a record high for pharmaceutical sales at $1.1 Trillion, with North America alone generating $574 billion. The greatest influence on growth in the pharmaceutical industry is general economic development. As more people can afford […]


Quality Assurance with Traceability

Demand for safe packaging to combat illicit drug market rackets spread across the globe is increasing. The present market is plagued by forged pharmaceutical formulas. The soaring market size of counterfeit drugs is creating a parallel economy in the global market. The emerging threat has a rippling effect on all the stakeholders as well as […]


FDA to kickoff Drug Supply Chain Security Act meeting this month

Counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs is a billion dollar a year industry that has put a dark stain on the healthcare industry as the lack of regulatory standards has put patients lives at risk.  As a result the FDA is trying to reduce and eliminate counterfeit drugs through the DSCSA (Drug Supply Chain Security Act.) Signed by […]


Tips and Tricks: Ensuring clean label accuracy in food manufacturing

Consumers today are more educated on the products they purchase and are very conscious of what is deemed “healthy.”  We have recently seen waves of food manufacturers facing lawsuits over false advertising, especially focused around foods labeled “healthy” and “natural.” Ryan Fournier, an international trade associate for law firm Armstrong Teasdale lists items manufacturers must […]


Globally managing print operations with PXSmartLabel

Managing label and barcode print operations can be a heavy task for any administrator, especially when it comes to controlling operations across the globe. Ensuring that the correct label and the quantities printed are important for supply chain movement and accuracy. A disciplined approach to global label printing that is extended to all of the […]