Janez Sodja is Enterprise Business Manager at NiceLabel, helping companies to adopt best practices in labeling and marking. Having worked with hundreds of clients from around the world, including Fortune 500 companies from a variety of industries, he has deep expertise in enterprise solutions that enable companies meet the highest quality process requirements. Recently, he worked with world’s largest manufacturer of organic dairy products that implemented a standardized label management solution for all of its labeling and marking printers, which enabled them to reach previously unattainable levels of productivity.
What do you consider to be some of the current key talking points concerning labeling in food and beverage industry?
We see a growing trend for process optimization, such as centralization and standardization, as companies are, in order to compete, under increasing pressure to digitally transform their processes. With regard to labeling, companies realize legacy labeling systems are not future-proof. Traditional systems don’t enable them to reduce direct and indirect cost and capitalize on market opportunities. Companies are looking at how to increase the agility of their business, ship product faster, have less downtime, have less product returns, reduce inventory, mitigate the risk of mislabeling etc. Also, there is more and more focus on web technologies and mobile printing.
Are there any prevailing food and beverage company concerns regarding printing & labeling?
Increasingly, companies tend to avoid being dependent on legacy systems or plug-ins. They start to see the disadvantages of having to install label applications on separate workstations, so browser-based web technologies are becoming more and more important. Several companies are challenged with how to get to a single unified label management solution that would also support direct marking, so they wouldn’t need different solutions from different vendors. We also see that more and more companies want to reduce IT complexity because this also helps to reduce costs and unplanned downtime, as well as save time and increase agility.
What do you hope the audience will learn from this webinar?
We will explain the success story of a global dairy company that significantly reduced costs and increased accuracy by standardizing labeling and marking printing. We expect the audience to learn about the next generation label management systems and see how they can turn hidden labeling costs into visible savings and achieve new levels of productivity.
What discussions do you look forward to having with the audience?
We will be delighted to illustrate the differences between traditional labeling practices and modern label management systems as well as demonstrate how companies can minimize revenue loss and increase sales by eliminating labeling or marking errors, achieve faster time-to-market by empowering business users to respond to label change requests without IT assistance, and significantly reduce IT costs and unplanned downtime.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
It is rewarding to work with companies from around the world and see how NiceLabel can help them solve real business problems and become more successful.
Join Janez Sodja and Ken Moir, VP Marketing at NiceLabel on 5th October for a webinar titled ‘Learn How a F&B Company Transformed Labeling For Success ‘ at 3PM London/10AM New York.