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The manufacturing industry is adopting cloud technology to protect business continuity, reduce IT overhead, and improve productivity, efficiency, and autonomy. Having your labeling software hosted via cloud technology allows print users to access a simple label printing interface while removing the burden of IT maintenance, such as server management, software upgrades, and local installations.READ MORE
Sustainability is no longer a fringe trend. According to Harvard Business Review, “Virtually all of the world’s largest companies now issue a sustainability report and set goals; more than 2,000 companies have set a science-based carbon target; and about one-third of Europe’s largest public companies have pledged to reach net zero by 2050.” Companies can no longer rely on meaningless “greenwashing” to attach to sustainability as a trend; consumers and investors are demanding real action.READ MORE
This blog will break down the benefits of RFID, how TEKLYNX software supports RFID technology, where RFID is used, and the steps to create an RFID label.Read More
Through 2023, we expect our manufacturing customers to be focused on responding to continued supply chain disruption by embracing automation technologies to speed up labeling processes, reduce errors, and improve workflow efficiencies. Additionally, we anticipate seeing them use mergers, acquisitions, and labor issues as an opportunity to reevaluate labeling processes and modernize labeling software.READ MORE
Labeling is a critical method of communication for any company with physical operations. If labels are wrong, it impacts so many other areas of the business: inventory, sales, customer relationships, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, and more. A label management system is an all-encompassing system that standardizes and centralizes the labeling process. With a successful label management system, labeling errors can be prevented, keeping your business efficient and productive.READ MORE
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
Enjoy these three labeling horror stories that will show you how scary labeling mistakes can be, and how three labeling solutions can help so you don’t face a similar fate.
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
National Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, takes place on the first Friday in October. It is a day when manufacturers have the biggest opportunity to inspire and promote manufacturing to the next generation.READ MORE
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
Seamlessly print your labels to multiple locations with cloud label printing options. This blog will go over four unique ways to leverage the cloud for label printing, answers to commonly asked questions about each option, and how using the cloud can benefit your labeling environment.READ MORE
According to Gartner, scalability is “the measure of a system’s ability to increase or decrease in performance and cost in response to changes in application and system processing demands.” Scalability is critical for any technology used in business, including labeling software.
If your company’s labeling software isn’t easily scalable, it can become a bottleneck to business growth. In this blog, we’ll discuss ways to make sure your labeling system is prepared for future growth and maximum scalability.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
If the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s to be flexible. Companies need to be agile enough to change quickly with new regulations or industry standards and keep up with consumer demands. Make sure your labeling environment is flexible enough to withstand major or minor change without disrupting operations and production, and ultimately your profitability.
Today, the burden on companies from the existing workforce shortage is increased by each new wave of COVID-19 with additional workers unable to attend work due to illness or quarantine requirements. The pressure to do more with less has never been greater. Improving connections between people, software, and systems enables you to achieve greater output with fewer resources.READ MORE
Business agility and technology adoption is even more critical for organizations to operate through the turbulence from an unusually quick economic rebound and to compete in the next growth period. This blog will explain four trends in the manufacturing industry and how labeling will support those trends through 2022 and beyond so you can set your company up for success.READ MORE
To keep shoppers safe during the pandemic and provide a seamless customer experience no matter how they’re shopping – online from a mobile device or in a brick-and-mortar store – many retailers started to implement an omnichannel approach to distribution.READ MORE
Companies with multiple locations have unique labeling challenges and needs. When its locations are spread around the world, those challenges and needs are magnified. Better connections are paramount in a global labeling environment, so companies should carefully consider how label management software can forge improved connectivity.READ MORE
Most companies with supply chains are far from where they could be to deal with large-scale (and often unplanned) disruptions. Human error or natural disasters not only impact products going into market, but getting food on tables and medicine for those who need it. While businesses and disasters vary widely in scope and complexity, this blog will outline things to consider as you’re creating or updating business continuity plans to ensure key business needs that require labeling are being met when faced with disruptive events.READ MORE
How many business systems – an ERP or WMS – have you heard are migrating to the cloud? In its report, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said “demand for cloud-based ERP applications continues to grow because of their ability to access and analyze massive amounts of data in near real time.” As more and more companies utilize cloud-based ERP systems, integrative software solutions need to be able to play nice with them.READ MORE
When labor shortages happen, but consumers continue to want their products quickly, companies are forced to focus their resources on the most critical areas of their business. While labeling is absolutely a critical business function, it doesn’t need to use up valuable person-hours. When your company faces labor shortages, here are seven key ways to make labeling less manual so your staff can focus on other value-added activities.READ MORE
As the world is becoming increasingly digital, cloud technology is becoming more prevalent in our daily lives and in our companies. People stream their favorite shows through the cloud, facilitate business meetings through the cloud, and share important company files and documents in the cloud. So why not store your barcode data and labels in the cloud, too?
Embracing innovation through cloud-hosted technologies, being agile enough for disaster recovery and business continuity, and speed of transformation through establishing simple integrations are among the top trends we’re seeing in enterprise labeling for 2021, as well as the continuing need to meet ever-evolving labeling regulations this year and beyond.READ MORE
If your company has multiple locations, you may face the challenge of having inconsistent labels across your organization. Are your labels the same format? Are all your locations leveraging label files that pull data from the correct data source? Are your suppliers using compliant labels?
With the correct enterprise labeling software, streamlining your label printing across multiple locations is no longer a challenge!
As difficult as it might sound, printing thousands of labels per day can be easy with the correct enterprise labeling software. In this blog, learn three ways for easier high-volume label printing through the incorporation of smart label templates, ERP integration, and print automation to an unlimited number of printers.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
How three different medical device companies implemented security and traceability into their labeling process.READ MORE
Integrating label printing systems with SAP is a guaranteed way to decrease labeling errors and maximize ROI while also speeding up your label printing process.READ MORE
With automated label printing, you can create a labeling process that is faster, more efficient, and has less room for errors.READ MORE
In an unpredictable world, stability is needed wherever it can be found. Your barcode label printing system is critical to business operations, so building a strong and stable label printing system is necessary for a strong and stable business.READ MORE
With the right tools and configurations, printing labels from your home office to the factory floor is easy.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
Manufacturers today are part of a global supply chain, sometimes specializing in one product or process. In a vast supply chain made up of contract manufacturers, suppliers, warehousing providers, and distribution specialists, labeling is the common language that allows every link in the supply chain to work together.READ MORE
With enterprise label management labeling solutions, your complex labeling process is streamlined to a simple set of steps that is easy for your team to master, saving you time and money and reducing waste in your labeling environment.READ MORE
A common labeling challenge I’ve been hearing recently is the need to move toward a paperless label approval process. Instead of printing out sample labels, physically delivering them to each person in the approval process, and returning to the label design software to implement changes, companies are looking to digitally transform this process and make label approval paperless.READ MORE
Barcode labeling is a critical aspect of business operations to get your products to the right place at the right time. When it comes to improving operational efficiency, manufacturers regularly review key performance indicators like cycle time, on-time delivery, and customer return rate.
Within this blog post, we will showcase how three of our customers overcame labeling challenges in manufacturing with TEKLYNX print automation software, SENTINEL.READ MORE
Companies that need to print labels at multiple locations face unique challenges. All printed labels should follow the same format and contain the same accurate data. However, that’s not always the reality if labeling software is not integrated and standardized across all locations.READ MORE
The medical device industry is one of the most highly regulated industries out there.READ MORE
No matter what industry you’re in, proving Return on Investment (ROI) is always a top priority. Within this blog you will learn how to prove ROI with your ERP labeling integration.READ MORE
A constant theme in today's manufacturing world is the need for automation.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
At first glance, the custom option to almost anything sounds like the ideal solution. It's tailored to your needs exactly - what more could you ask for. If you're looking to save money and reduce unnecessary headaches, custom designed solutions might not be the right fit for you.READ MORE
When it comes to barcode label printing software for large businesses, there are quite a few everyday headaches that should disappear and make everyone’s lives easier – manual errors, wasted time, and unorganized label templates. Sounds like a great life, right?READ MORE
Imagine painting a room and gathering supplies. You wouldn’t want to stop at three separate stores for your paint, primer, and brushes. It’s more convenient and efficient to stop at a store that carries everything you need, right?READ MORE
In today’s day and age, you can track just about anything; when your Amazon package will be delivered, where your friends and family are located, and even your pizza delivery! But what about your barcode labels?READ MORE
Without change there’s often no room for innovation or improvement.READ MORE
You wouldn’t wait years to go to the doctor for a check–up.READ MORE
Nobody wakes up in the morning wanting to have a difficult day, so why should your company want to wake up to a difficult labeling process? Having an easy labeling process is a goal for companies of all sizes because it not only reduces headaches, but also leads to fewer errors and less confusion when training new employees. If your company has the goal of streamlining your labeling process, TEKLYNX has something for you: three labeling best practices for making your labeling process easy.Read More
Growth is great, but sometimes, it can introduce new challenges across your organization, including your company's labeling process. The labeling process can sometimes be overlooked during future planning, despite labeling being mission critical to your business. If your company has the labeling goal of being ready for future growth, read on to discover how TEKLYNX recommends preparing. Remember, if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail!Read More
While variety may be the spice of life, it's the enemy of efficiency. When labeling processes are not standardized throughout your company, it makes it difficult to keep all of the label information the same. Looking to standardize? We’ve got you covered with three labeling best practices to help your company achieve its labeling goal of having everyone label the same way, which ultimately standardizes the labeling process across your company. Let's start with the easiest way to do this, which is to collaborate!Read More
Labeling errors can be costly, which is why it's imperative that these errors are kept to a minimum. From a missing or incomplete label, your product has the potential to put consumers at risk, be recalled, or receive hefty fines…maybe all three! To help your company achieve its labeling goal of reducing errors, TEKLYNX has developed three labeling best practices that minimize mistakes. Let's start with the easiest way to reduce errors in your labeling process, which involves using a database.Read More
Does your company have a labeling goal of printing faster? Most companies do since faster print speeds ultimately create efficiency. To help your company begin achieving its labeling goal, TEKLYNX has developed three labeling best practices focused on streamlining the printing process to create faster print speeds. Let's start with the best practice that focuses on the core way print speeds are affected: communication.Read More
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