Managing Automotive Supply Chains in a Global Economy

Posted by Craig Hodgson on July 29, 2016

How can manufacturers better manage their global supply chains?

It's a global economy, and it isn't easy to find a car assembled with parts that all originated in the same country. For instance, many cars produced by American manufacturers contain components that were made all over North America. So do many cars produced by Japanese manufacturers and sold in the North American market.

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Topics: Automotive

Vaccine Counterfeiting Ring Uncovered In Indonesia

Posted by Maureen Perroni on July 28, 2016

In many parts of the world, some patients are discovering that the lifesaving and life-sustaining medicines they rely on may not be what they seem.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Pharma Labeling

[Video] Barcode Labeling History: Efficiency Gains

Posted by Maureen Perroni on July 27, 2016

When barcodes first became available to retailers in the U.S., it didn't take long before they were quite popular. The industry was excited about the possibility of increased savings and efficiency.

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Topics: Video, Labeling

Support E-commerce With A More Responsive Inventory

Posted by Scott Vigneault on July 26, 2016

Barcode labeling can help retailers track their products with the most up-to-date data.

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Topics: Retail

Final GHS Compliance Deadline Passes

Posted by Scott Vigneault on July 25, 2016

The final compliance deadline for adoption of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) has passed, pushing the affected industries one step closer to consistent chemical classification.

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Topics: GHS, Chemical

Combating Conflict Mineral Use Requires Country of Origin Labeling

Posted by Jessica Plourde Hutter on July 22, 2016

Better country of origin labeling can prevent the use of conflict minerals.

Many of the most common consumer electronic devices are made with materials and components sourced from around the world. Therefore, it takes a global supply chain to assemble and bring these items to market. 

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Topics: Electronics

Labeling Is Still Important In Automated Industries

Posted by Ken Allen on July 21, 2016
In an automated manufacturing future, labeling is just as important as ever.
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Topics: Manufacturing

New Q&A: Why Barcode Labeling Matters in Electronics

Posted by Craig Hodgson on July 19, 2016

How can you leverage innovations in enterprise barcode labeling to help your electronics company succeed in a highly competitive global marketplace? Are you overlooking an area where you can reduce supply chain costs—upwards of millions of dollars—and realize a solution packback in as little as 12 months?


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Topics: Electronics, Counterfeiting, RoHS

Next UDI Deadline Will Place Stress on GUDID Database

Posted by Maureen Perroni on July 18, 2016

The next major deadline for UDI implementation isn't until September 24, 2016, when Class II medical devices will be required to comply with the rule and be submitted to the Global Unique Device Identification Database (GUDID). But the FDA is still hard at work preparing for this latest chapter in the long-running effort to ensure that all medical devices are clearly labeled.

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Topics: Medical Devices

[Video] Barcode Labeling History: Ahead of its Time

Posted by Maureen Perroni on July 15, 2016

The idea for the first barcode was patented in 1952, but it wasn't used in a retail environment for more than two decades.

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Topics: Video, Labeling

Use Labeling To Increase Warehouse Efficiency

Posted by Maureen Perroni on July 14, 2016

Due in large part to growth in e-commerce, demand for warehouse space is reaching new heights. Business 2 Community reported that 97 percent of available warehouse space is already rented, causing prices to increase by 9 percent in 2015. 

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Topics: Manufacturing

Loftware Celebrates 30 Years of Innovative Labeling Solutions

Posted by Maureen Perroni on July 13, 2016

Today Loftware announced its 30th year of pioneering the development of Enterprise Labeling Solutions across its customers’ global supply chains.

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Topics: Labeling

Live Webinar: Jay Crowley to Present UDI Survey Results

Posted by Craig Hodgson on July 12, 2016

So how are medical device professionals managing UDI compliance? What have they achieved up to this point and what are some of the challenges they still face? With another deadline fast approaching, now’s a good time to see how you compare with your peers in meeting FDA regulatory and labeling requirements.

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Topics: UDI, Medical Devices, FDA

Survey: Most Businesses Not Ready For FSMA

Posted by Maureen Perroni on July 11, 2016

No sweeping federal regulation goes into effect without some compliance difficulty. But as the FDA finalizes rules to enforce the Food Safety Modernization Act, it may face more challenges bringing the industry on board than previously expected.

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Topics: Food and Beverage

[Video] Barcode Labeling History: Before Barcodes

Posted by Craig Hodgson on July 8, 2016

Before the late 1960s, supply management was a cumbersome process. In grocery stores and other retail environments, inventory could only be done by counting items by hand. As a result, managers often relied on estimates, rather than exact data.

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Topics: Video


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