The future of cannabis labeling centers around the efficiencies companies can create to overcome the business challenges of today: timely manual processes prone to human error, disjointed data sources, state-by-state packaging and labeling requirements until cannabis is federally regulated, and inflexible systems hindering expansion. As cannabis companies are maturing and investing in technology, we’re getting more questions about ways to streamline labeling operations and future-proof labeling environments.READ MORE
If you encountered a labeling error today, would you be able to confidently pinpoint how and why it took place? Unfortunately, for many companies, the answer is “no.” Many companies have a label design and approval process that is informal, manual, and prone to mistakes.
So, how can you reduce the risk of labeling errors to near zero? You can set your company up for success by implementing an automated label audit trail. A label audit trail is a reliable, consistent way of documenting changes made to label designs. Maintaining an accurate label audit trail reduces the risk of labeling errors and helps pinpoint the cause if they happen.READ MORE
This blog goes over food safety labeling regulations, prepping for the FDA’s FSMA Section 204, the importance of label accuracy for recall prevention, and if a recall is unavoidable, how labeling solutions help identify the products to remove from the supply chain.READ MORE
While the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulates all food and beverages in the United States and requires nutrition labels, there is one exception – alcohol. This blog will help break down the labeling regulations for alcoholic beverages, common labeling errors for alcohol, and how to overcome them.
Barcode labeling is the common language that allows every link in the automotive supply chain to work together efficiently. This blog will go through the importance of barcode label quality (and how to ensure it), centralizing control of barcode labeling and creating a supplier network to do so, and where to get started.READ MORE
Barcode symbologies differ by the type of data they hold and are encoded with. In this blog, we go over the categories of barcodes, the most common types of barcodes, and how to choose the best one for your labels.READ MORE
RFID has wide-ranging benefits for the cannabis industry ranging from tracking individual plants to real-time inventorying of thousands of plants to business intelligence capabilities that can integrate with systems for plant lifecycle management, plant, and package inventory, and more.Read More
Life sciences companies have a lot of factors to consider when it comes to labeling, including changes in regulations on an ongoing basis from authorities like the FDA and EU to protect public health and improve patient safety. This blog will go through global labeling regulations, compliance, labeling system validation, and labeling and artwork management solutions to support it all.READ MORE
The cosmetic industry faces strict labeling requirements to protect consumer safety and promote transparency. In this blog, learn what qualifies as a cosmetic, the requirements for a cosmetic product label, and how to choose the best cosmetic labeling software.READ MORE
When it comes to barcodes and their use on labels such as product, inventory, shipping, and case labels, quality is paramount. A poor-quality barcode label can result in delays in production, returns, chargebacks, poor customer experience, and potentially recalls – no company wants to face those headaches. Thankfully, there are many options and solutions to help improve the quality of barcode labels and safeguard your business’ labeling processes.READ MORE
Companies that integrate labeling software with other business systems are decreasing errors, increasing efficiency, and experiencing revenue growth. This blog will go through what an integrated cannabis labeling solution is (and what it’s not), the benefits of integration, and ways to integrate your labeling software.READ MORE
According to the Enterprisers Project, security must be a top priority for technology executives in 2022. Building a secure barcode labeling process is an important piece of a company’s security strategy that has a direct impact on the bottom line.
Mislabeling is one of the top causes of recalls in the United States, and labeling errors stem from gaps in labeling security. This blog will discuss ways to create a managed, controlled, and secure barcode labeling process leveraging better connections between people, software, and process.READ MORE
Quality assurance (QA) is critical in manufacturing to ensure safety for employees and consumers of the product being manufactured. In highly-regulated industries like medical device manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and life sciences, regulatory authorities like the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Union (EU) have guidelines related to process validation to confirm a company’s processes will result in reliable outputs and meet all necessary quality standards.READ MORE
Thermal printing is an extensively used and mature technology that is extremely reliable, but print issues can still occur when printing labels. Manufacturers depend on thermal printing for product identification, dosage information, voltage currents, use-by dates, batch information, model and serial numbers, to name a few.
By leveraging automatic label inspection technologies, you can inspect every label as it is printing and avoid critical labeling errors that can cost you time and money.READ MORE
The nutrition label is a critical piece of information for consumers when making purchasing decisions, but for food manufacturing companies, the label is much more than calories and an ingredient list. Although changes to food labeling requirements are infrequent, when changes are made, they can be substantial. Companies need to be aware of any regulatory changes to reduce any negative impact an inaccurate label can incur such as fines, recalls, wasted materials, or negative consumer perception.READ MORE
By using variable counters to organize, count, and trace your labeled products, your labeling process can become more efficient. In this blog, learn about variable counters and how to use them in your barcode labeling environment.READ MORE
Compliance labeling is critical for manufacturers and distributors in many industries. Managing compliance labeling doesn’t need to cause headaches when you use a robust and reliable enterprise labeling system. Following these key principles will set you up for compliance labeling success.READ MORE
Reports show that the global cannabidiol market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21.2% from 2021 to 2028. Regulation is definitely the next step to take as hemp products are taking the world by storm.READ MORE
How three different medical device companies implemented security and traceability into their labeling process.READ MORE
As 2020 comes to a close, it’s time to look forward to 2021. Let’s take a look at five major manufacturing trends that, while undeniably accelerated by the events of 2020, will hold true into 2021 and beyond. For each trend, we’ll dive into ways labeling will evolve in 2021 to support manufacturing.READ MORE
One of manufacturing's biggest fears is a product recall - not only because of the potential for bad PR, but because of the wasted product, money, time, and potential safety risks for the users of their products.READ MORE
For chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers in the US, GHS compliance is a requirement. Shipping chemicals without proper GHS labeling, or labeled under old HazCom standards, can result in fines and penalties against your business. Improperly labeled chemicals could potentially result in injury or death, making GHS-compliant labeling procedures critical to operations. Within this blog post, we will show you how to create GHS compliant labels with TEKLYNX software.READ MORE
The medical device industry is one of the most highly regulated industries out there.READ MORE
When it comes to the food and beverage industry, it is incredibly important to have the best label software in place to ensure efficiency, stability, and peace of mind throughout the supply chain.READ MORE
Lately, there’s been quite the buzz around the European Union Medical Device Regulation or better known as, EU MDR. The EU MDR is a priority for all companies in the medical device industry that distribute products in the EU and will officially take effect on May 26, 2021. This regulation has more need for data management and complex assessment procedures than the regulation it replaces (MDD – Medical Devices Directive).
Are you tired of paying more for your label design software every time you add a printer? You don’t have to!READ MORE
Keeping up with this fast-growing market can be overwhelming with the frequently changing labeling regulations and tracking from seed to sale, but TEKLYNX software can help with that. How? On-demand cannabis labeling!READ MORE
Imagine a world without color - pretty boring, right?READ MORE
Imagine hand drawing floor plans for the Empire State Building before AutoCAD was developed; if you made a mistake, you often had to start from scratch, the process took forever, and the risk for errors was high.READ MORE
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