VDC Report on Mobile Thermal Printing Solution Market

Posted by Shahroze Husain on August 24, 2016

VDC recently published a report focused on Mobile Thermal Printing Solutions. The following blog highlights some of our thoughts on this market and its potential.

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Topics: Labeling

3 Common Labeling Challenges

Posted by Maureen Perroni on August 23, 2016

Companies can face a number of different labeling challenges.

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Topics: Labeling

Your Olive Oil May Be Fake

Posted by Jessica Plourde Hutter on August 22, 2016

Americans love olive oil, but are we buying the real thing?

You can't master Mediterranean cooking without high-quality olive oil. Known around the world for its delicate flavor and numerous health benefits (such as high levels of antioxidants and low cholesterol) this ingredient is perfect for pasta and also makes for a great salad dressing or dipping sauce for bread.

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Topics: Food and Beverage

[Live Webinar] Find out about the Changing Landscape of Barcode Labeling

Posted by Maureen Perroni on August 19, 2016

If you're involved in any aspect of supply chain labeling then you won't want to miss this half hour live webinar discussion on "Evolving Requirements Shaping the Future of Labeling." 

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Topics: Labeling

[Video] Most Device Makers Not Ready For UDI

Posted by Maureen Perroni on August 18, 2016

September 24 marks the next deadline for the FDA's UDI requirements.

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Topics: UDI, Medical Devices

After Deadline, Industries Must Lay Out GHS Compliance Next Steps

Posted by Craig Hodgson on August 17, 2016

Industrial end users must work with OSHA to formulate next steps for complying with the GHS.

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Topics: Automotive

Is Your Global Labeling Strategy Within Reach?

Posted by Craig Hodgson on August 16, 2016

A hot, muggy Minneapolis didn’t slow down an energized group of industry professionals who gathered for last week’s 4th Annual Medical Device Global Labeling Strategies conference. The two-day event brought together a healthy cross section of Regulatory, Quality Assurance, and Labeling experts to discuss current packaging and labeling processes—particularly as they relate to emerging global standards. Judging by the topics covered and candid testimonials from speakers and attendees alike, there is still work to be done, but most people left feeling better about their situation than when they arrived. A few takeaways from the event…

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Topics: UDI, Medical Devices

[Video] Obama Signs Bill Requiring GMO Labeling

Posted by Jessica Plourde Hutter on August 12, 2016

For the past few years, the food and beverage industry has been preparing for individual states to slowly roll out GMO labeling requirements. But the federal government may have just changed the game.
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Topics: Food and Beverage, GMO labeling

The Problems With The Fight Against Electronics Counterfeiting

Posted by Craig Hodgson on August 11, 2016
As technology improves, the electronics industry finds itself facing increasing levels of counterfeiting. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, the proliferation of fake semiconductors costs the industry as much as $7.5 billion per year in lost revenue.
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Topics: Electronics, Counterfeiting

Complex Automotive Supply Chain Makes Traceability A Challenge

Posted by Josh Roffman on August 9, 2016

It can be difficult to quickly pinpoint the origin of a faulty auto component.

 Even relatively minute problems with an important auto component can have serious consequences. Whether they be faulty brake lines or airbags that fail to deploy, these malfunctioning parts can threaten the safety of drivers, passengers and pedestrians everywhere. 

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Topics: Track and Traceability, Automotive

DSCSA Deadlines Drive Greater Traceability Investments

Posted by Shahroze Husain on August 5, 2016

(VDC Research guest blog post for Loftware)

US pharmaceutical companies today face a number of challenges emerging in the supply chain that are driving greater adoption of track-and-trace systems including the theft and diversion of drugs, counterfeiting, and unpredictable errors potentially leading to mass recalls.

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Topics: Track and Traceability, DSCSA, Pharma Labeling

Integrate Labeling with SAP to Optimize Your Global Supply Chain

Posted by Maureen Perroni on August 4, 2016

Today’s global supply chains are more complex than ever. To manage their dynamics, and stay ahead of the competition, leading companies have turned to SAP to optimize their supply chains. These organizations deploy SAP modules like Order Management, Materials Management, Extended Warehouse Management, Environment Health and Safety and Transportation Management to leverage the capabilities and efficiencies that enable an organization to succeed. They rely on SAP to provide a unified solution that integrates their processes across the supply chain

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Topics: Labeling, SAP

[Video] Barcode Labeling History: The Future of Barcodes

Posted by Maureen Perroni on August 3, 2016

Today, barcodes are everywhere. Manufacturers and warehouses use them to track products as they move through the supply chain. Retailers use them to keep inventory and give us accurate price readings when we shop.

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Topics: Video, Labeling

Upcoming Event Urges Medical Device Labelers to Act Globally

Posted by Craig Hodgson on August 2, 2016

Here in the U.S., as the Medical Device Industry continues to drive toward unique device identification (UDI) compliance—the next big deadline looms right around the corner—it's easy to lose sight of the bigger picture.  But sooner or later, industry professionals will need to expand their scope and look at the international regulatory environment. And that’s exactly what we’ll be doing next week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the 4th Annual Medical Device Global Labeling Strategies conference on Aug 9 - 11.

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Topics: UDI, FDA

Labeling Deployment Models Used for Large Scale, Global Companies

Posted by Maureen Perroni on August 1, 2016

The deployment model that is most often used by large, global organizations is to have a highly available centralized environment containing the master templates and controlling access to those templates. 

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Topics: Labeling


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