Current Issues

Regular Industry Development Updates, Opinions and Talking Points relating to Manufacturing, the Supply Chain and Logistics.

Ideal Enterprise Labeling Systems Include Support and Service

27-Dec-2018
Ideal Enterprise Labeling Systems Include Support and Service
Having a reputable, modern Enterprise Labeling Solution is a necessity for those who work in manufacturing, supply chain, retail and other fields today. Products of all kinds need accurate and clear labels to comply with industry regulations, make it through customs, and stay visible through production and shipping.

Business leaders will have to select an Enterprise Labeling system that works for them from among the many options on the market. Those leaders who have gone years without an upgrade may be surprised by the capabilities of today's technology solutions.

Simply put, Enterprise Labeling tools can break down operational silos between locations, add accuracy and automation to operations, and connect companies to their partners. What's more, some of these platforms - the top-tier solutions - even come with a bonus feature: support and service for users.

What Are Label System Buyers Looking For?
Modern labeling systems are needed because companies aren't satisfied with their legacy logistics and supply chain operations. Gartner indicated many business leaders are creating new digital operations that exist in addition to their standard practices. This bimodal model is pointing the way to a heavily automated future, one that will require accurate labels to keep production moving along.

IDC recently issued the latest edition of its market research on Enterprise Labeling software, demonstrating the thought processes that go into effective purchases of these tech tools. For instance, the research indicated companies should think of their new solutions in terms of supply chain expediency and regulatory compliance. A good labeling system will make logistics processes more efficient, while helping the organization comply with federal and local laws.

When it comes to picking a vendor, IDC encouraged buyers to look closely at their options and find partner organizations that have solid future strategies and connections with present-day operations. Labeling software purchasing creates an alliance between vendor and user - the tools aren't just products that are bought once and forgotten.

Finding a vendor that provides service
Some Enterprise Labeling vendors will have better service offerings than others. Considering the mission-critical nature of labeling solutions, finding a partner that can offer 24/7 responses to questions and issues may be an essential part of the selection process. Should a company have a problem with its labeling software, the whole supply chain may grind to a halt until it resumes. Picking a vendor that doesn't offer technical assistance, therefore, is a major risk.

Upgrading an Enterprise Labeling system can be a transformative moment for a logistics operation, with new and more effective processes enabling digitization. Companies should make sure to inspect both products and vendors to ensure they are getting a capable software tool from a source that will offer ongoing support.

Martin Meacock
Director, Product Management, Descartes
Get Ready for CDS
Don Brenchley
Director Industry Strategy, LLamasoft EMEA
Don't Let Soft Skills Be Forgotten In Your Supply Chain
Robert Broström
Director Of Service And Support, Handheld Group
Handheld Promotes Robert Broström To Director Of Service And Support
Dan Willmer
Professional Services Leader, MercuryGate
MercuryGate Hires Dan Willmer as New Professional Services Leader
Jason Chester
Director of Channel Programs, InfinityQS
2019 will see half of manufacturers invest in data collection technologies
Craig Summers
UK Managing Director, Manhattan Associates
Integrating Man And Machine: A Fresh Approach For Modern Grocery Warehouses
Dustin Maxey
Director of Product Marketing, Ping Identity
Security from the web to the loading bay
David Jinks MILT
Head of Consumer Research, Parcelhero
Parcel Senders Must Face Up to Their Christmas Duties
David Jonker
Vice President, Thought Leadership, SAP
Your Customer, the AI
Kelly Feehan
Service Director, CABA
Workplace wellbeing predictions for 2019
Mike Thornton
Head of Manufacturing, RSM
Brexit uncertainty bites for manufacturers
John Perry
Managing Director, SCALA
Stockpiling decision should not be taken lightly
Tony Dobson
Managing Director, Snapfulfil
Brexit Uncertainty Boosts Sales For Synergy
David Feakins
Founder and CEO, Modus Brands
How has technology transformed the distribution industry?
Nicole Hardin
Director of Product Management, Sage
The business case for reducing food waste in the supply chain
Craig Summers
UK Managing Director, Manhattan Associates
Mindful consumers: Are we reaching an ethical tipping point?
David Jinks MILT
Head of Consumer Research, Parcelhero
Online household goods sales soar by 26.5% while High Street sales slump
Amir Harel
General Manager - Visibility Solutions, Zetes
Visibility - the saviour of retail operational excellence?
Sameena Ashraf
Business Development and Partnerships, Stowga
How can warehouses acquire customers?
David Jinks MILT
Head of Consumer Research, Parcelhero
Singles’ Day’s move upmarket powers UK brands’ sales
Craig Summers
UK Managing Director, Manhattan Associates
Beware the Disruptors
Don White
VP Enterprise Solutions, Snapfulfil North America
Never too early: Three metrics to track this peak season for next year's improvements
Patrick O’Brien
UK Retail Research Director, GlobalData
Business rates relief offers no reprieve for UK’s suffering retail chains
Bob Barltrop
Strategic Development Director, SWRnewstar
Chain Reaction
Colin Whelan
Principal WFO Solutions Consultant, Aspect Software
Effective channel shift is less about the technology and more about the people it affects
Jackie Steele
Business Development Representative, Loftware
Automated Supply Chains: Don't Let Labeling Become the Weak Link
David Jinks MILT
Head of Consumer Research, Parcelhero
How home deliveries are fighting to retain their green crown
David Jinks MILT
Head of Consumer Research, Parcelhero
Will Trump’s Move To Pull Out of UPU Lead To New Post War Period?
Zandra Moore
CEO, Panintelligence
Data for good
Charlie Pool
CEO, Stowga
Panicking over peak?
Sid Holian
Managing Director, Bis Henderson Consulting
How agile a supply chain can you afford?