“Five years ago, we averaged three corrective actions a week due to labeling errors. Now that our operators simply have to scan barcodes, I haven’t seen a corrective labeling action all year.”
A leading manufacturer, marketer and developer of upper and lower spinal orthotics, Aspen Medical Products continued to experience international growth, prompting a re-evaluation of its labeling operations. “We were looking to implement a standalone labeling system that would eliminate manual entry, integrate with our existing ERP system, and handle language translation demands,” explains Aspen Medical Products Planning Manager Israel Lopez.
Aspen Medical Products also sought a labeling solution that could improve its ability to meet vast and ever changing medical device compliance standards such as the FDA’s standard 21 CFR Part 11 which requires approvals via electronic signature. With TEKLYNX CENTRAL CFR, the company now has access to a label approval module that allows for electronic approval while providing the required security and traceability in accordance with FDA 21 CFR Part 11. Aspen Medical Products also has the ability to create complex, UDI-compliant barcodes, such as HIBC or GS1 Databar, to meet other FDA compliance and healthcare industry standards.
Aspen Medical Product’s implementation of enterprise barcode labeling software solution TEKLYNX CENTRAL CFR successfully transitioned the company’s labeling environment from “design and print” to “label management.” With TEKLYNX CENTRAL CFR, Aspen Medical Products eliminated manual data input by scanning barcodes that automatically populate label data. “Five years ago, we averaged three corrective actions a week due to labeling errors,” notes Lopez. “Now that our operators simply have to scan barcodes, I haven’t seen a corrective labeling action all year.”
Aspen Medical Products also eliminated weeks from its label approval process when dealing with global contractors. “In the past, when our contractors in China would make a label, we would send out label copy and ask them to generate a label using their own system and send it back to us,” explains Lopez. “This back and forth label creation and approval process could take weeks.” With TEKLYNX CENTRAL CFR, the company can centrally control labels and make changes without disruption to global print users.
With TEKLYNX CENTRAL CFR, Aspen Medical Products is equipped to meet its current labeling challenges and is prepared for growth because the software is designed to scale up as the company grows. “Aspen Medical Products provides life-changing medical products in one of the fastest growing industries,” comments TEKLYNX General Manager Doug Niemeyer. “We take great pride knowing that our enterprise-level barcode labeling solution positions them to label accurately and expand rapidly into new markets so they can impact more patients in need.”
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