MicroVention, a global medical device manufacturer, experienced rapid growth and had to re-evaluate their labeling system. Watch our video series to learn how MicroVention improved production efficiency by 50% with the implementation of a centralized label management system.
MicroVention is a global medical device manufacturer based in Aliso Viejo, California with production facilities around the world. They experienced rapid growth and needed to re-evaluate their labeling process.
Frank Carranza: Hello, my name is Frank Carranza. I'm responsible for all the labeling that goes on all the medical devices here at MicroVention as well as in Costa Rica and China. Previously we were using an older version of TEKLYNX software called LABELVIEW, and that solution was okay for a small company.
Bob Lenski: When they first got started they were using LABELVIEW, and they were installing it on each workstation. I think there were over 20 in total. And the process was you made a label and then you saved it to that machine and it just stayed there.
Frank: It was not so easy because we have so many different products and so many SKUs for each of the product families.
Bob: I think you'll find in a lot of organizations that users will go what we call the fixed or the static route. What that means is you're designing one label in the interface and you're putting 1-2-3 on a field and it's always 1-2-3, it's never dynamic, it never changes. The problem with that in companies such as MicroVention and other larger organizations in the world is that you're not printing one product all day. So when you have a label per product, but you have 15,000 products you have to get out the door, you have 15,000 labels that you now have to make in the label designer. Once you have the label made, you have to think about how you're gonna manage, it who's gonna say that that label is good, who's gonna print that label, and then you're also gonna have an administrator sort of on the back end of that that has to manage that in the day to day. It comes down to making sure that we're no longer creating labels and saving it onto a workstation somewhere, but implementing a network solution or just making it easier for somebody to put a barcode on a piece of label at the end of the day. That's really where my team and TEKLYNX can come into play.
MicroVention realized that centralizing their labeling environment would make labeling easier and faster. If you'd like to learn more about how TEKLYNX can help eliminate your labeling bottlenecks, get in touch through our website, or give us a call. And stay tuned for the next episode!
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