Need Help Implementing & Maintaining a Validated and Compliant Labeling Solution?

Posted by Maureen Perroni on April 29, 2016

Look no further - Loftware offers a comprehensive enterpirse solution that meets the needs of medical device and pharmacuetical manufacturers. Loftware recently announced that they have partnered with USDM Life Sciences, a leading global regulatory consulting firm in the life sciences industry, to deliver the new Loftware Validation Accelerator Pack (VAP). The Loftware VAP enables customers to quickly and cost-effectively implement and maintain a validated and compliant labeling solution. 

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Topics: Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Labeling

Apple Analyzes Environmental Impact of Thousands of Components [Video]

Posted by Joe Longo on April 28, 2016


Just recently, the tech giant released a report detailing the chemical contents of more than ten-thousand components used in its products. The purpose of this study was to identify risky substances and phase them out of production.

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Topics: Electronics

Find out How Trek Optimized Labeling To Coast Through Customer Requirements

Posted by Jessica Plourde Hutter on April 28, 2016

Join us for a live webinar on Thursday, May 5 featuring Tom Spoke, IT Global Distribution Manager of Trek Bikes, to find out how the company integrated a Loftware labeling solution with their JD Edwards Advance Warehousing ERP environment to meet customer specific labeling requirements. 

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Topics: Manufacturing, Oracle

How Can Configurable Business Logic Improve Labeling?

Posted by Maureen Perroni on April 26, 2016

Labeling today is complex; companies are faced with a wide range of evolving requirements. They include regional, language, customer and regulatory requirements, which all must be met in a quick and efficient manner to avoid disruption to business and to companies supply chains. 

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Topics: Labeling

UDI Conference: “Yes, you have to do this.”

Posted by Craig Hodgson on April 25, 2016

UDI ConferenceAt last week’s UDI conference in Baltimore, the FDA’s Terrie Reed summed up the reaction of many companies dealing with unique device identification (UDI) compliance with the question “Do we have to do this?” Sounding almost like parents encouraging their frustrated kids, the FDA recognizes that some organizations are struggling with the regulation. But through a carefully laid out process, helpful resources, and events like this, the expectation is that compliance will happen and on time.  

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Topics: UDI

How is the UDI Implementation Unfolding?

Posted by Laura Johnson on April 22, 2016

It's been three years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandated unique device identification for most medical devices distributed and used in the U.S. How has the process unfolded so far?

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Topics: UDI, Medical Devices

Can better nutrition labels improve health outcomes?

Posted by Jessica Plourde Hutter on April 21, 2016

Most packaged food and beverage products sold in the U.S. contain a detailed nutrition facts label. In theory, these are meant to help consumers decide whether they're eating healthy enough. But in practice, these labels can be confusing, and sometimes downright misleading.

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Topics: Food and Beverage

[Video] Electronic displays must comply with RoHS standard

Posted by Maureen Perroni on April 20, 2016

As smartphones and tablets grow in popularity, sales of electronic displays will only increase. The market for these displays is expected to reach $733.7 billion by 2022, according to a study by Grand View Research.

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Topics: Electronics

Live webinar with 3M on updates to Prop 65 for chemical labeling

Posted by Craig Hodgson on April 19, 2016

First passed by voters in 1986, California’s Proposition 65 requires companies to clearly warn Californians before they are exposed to substances that may cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

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Topics: Chemical, Proposition 65

Toyota strikes back against counterfeiting

Posted by Ken Allen on April 18, 2016

Counterfeit parts are a scourge for the auto industry. Their growing presence in the supply chain threatens profits and negatively impacts vehicle reliability. Most importantly, they pose an increased safety risk to unwitting drivers, whose cars may contain fake parts without them realizing it until a catastrophic failure occurs.

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Topics: Automotive

Could smartphones replace barcode label scanners?

Posted by Maureen Perroni on April 15, 2016


Demand for barcode scanning devices is growing. The extensive global supply chain and the changing nature of sales have led to an uptick in the need for product tracking and traceability. From the moment an item leaves the factory to the time it reaches the hands of the customer, it has likely been scanned numerous times.

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Topics: Labeling

[Infographic] 88% of F&B professionals report customer requirements impact labeling

Posted by Jessica Plourde Hutter on April 14, 2016

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The amount of critical data required on a barcode label for products in the Food & Beverage Industry is far more complex than ever. To better understand the challenges facing the Food & Beverage Industry, Loftware polled a group of nearly 200 labeling professional from around to globe. 

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Topics: Food and Beverage, FDA, GS1

Managing e-waste in a high-tech world [Video]

Posted by Ken Allen on April 13, 2016

How many electronic devices have you owned in the past ten years? Probably quite a few. With tech companies releasing annual updates to their top-of-the-line gadgets, the urge to upgrade can be strong. The trouble is figuring out what to do with our old devices. 

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Topics: Electronics, RoHS

Technical support - critical to successful Enterprise Labeling deployments

Posted by Maureen Perroni on April 12, 2016

Given the mission-critical nature of labeling, companies can’t afford downtime or anything that slows or impacts production. When companies are looking for assistance, they need answers that are timely and accurate.

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Topics: Labeling

General Mills announces GMO labeling plan

Posted by Jessica Plourde Hutter on April 11, 2016

Even if the federal government doesn't act, some states are seriously considering mandates that will ultimately affect food and drinks that are packaged and sold throughout the country.

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Topics: Food and Beverage, GMO labeling

 

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