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NFC tag provides solution for medical supplier

When working within a medical laboratory or pharmaceutical arena, extra care must be taken to ensure safety, clarity, and accuracy. This doesn’t change when it comes to the labeling process.  Our partners at BarTender were able to find a solution for a medical supplier using NFC tags to uniquely identify containers “while maintaining information clarity […]


3 Common Manufacturing Challenges

We hear from our partners what their customers deem to be challenges in manufacturing and now Manufacturing Business Technology (MBT), a digital magazine providing the latest news, and products relating to manufacturing and supply chain management, shares what they are hearing about manufacturing challenges and their numerous industry resources. To give some perspective on the […]


Labeling solutions for transportation and logistics

The transportation and logistics industry is constantly changing. Loftware provides a “standardized end-to-end labeling platform that makes goods more traceable, enables consistent branding, reduces regulatory costs, eliminates data redundancy, and improves overall efficiencies.” Some of the benefits to the transportation and logistics industry that Loftware offers with their labeling solution are: Save time and money […]


Lack of digital security expertise leaves you vulnerable

We’ve talked a lot about moving labeling operations moving to the Cloud to gain efficiency and accuracy, but also increased security. This same security is becoming less reliable due to a lack of digital security expertise.  “According to a recent survey performed by Rackspace- a provider of multi-cloud services and security, two of the top […]


Google Cloud helps manufacturers unify data

  The ability to automate the manufacturing process as much as possible enables companies to leverage time, resources, and effort.  The changing expectations of customers, the uncertainty of the supply chain, and changing buyer behavior make the transition to a more flexible solution even more vital. Google Cloud has launched Manufacturing Data Engine and Manufacturing […]


Four Steps to Reducing Manufacturing Risk

In the industries that we support, compliance, regulation, and requirements, especially as they relate to labeling: is commonplace conversation. What isn’t as apparent is the discussion of risk-based thinking.  “Over the past few years, organizations have begun to embrace an even broader mindset towards risk-based thinking motivated by the growing discipline of regulatory compliance and […]


Banana Boat Recalls Sunscreen Spray

Summer is well underway and the first thing we do before hitting the beach or lake is lather up the sunscreen. This product has come under scrutiny for containing benzene, an ingredient found to “cause cancer with repeated exposure”.  The maker of Banana Boat recalls one of their products due to trace amounts of it […]


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 […]


The four predictions for manufacturing in 2022

Manufacturing has made its way through many obstacles in recent years, from supply chain issues to labor shortages.  As we wrap up the first quarter of 2022, we can see how four predictions made for 2022 and the evolution of manufacturing may be shaping up. Goodbye to the single part flow approach Until recently, manufacturers […]


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 […]