What Is The Future of Food Labeling Systems?

By Ken Moir, VP Marketing, NiceLabel                           

The food and beverage industry is changing. Companies are under pressure to digitally transform in order to compete. Labeling has never played a more crucial role in food and beverage businesses. Legacy, manual labeling processes must give way to a standardized and streamlined approach enabled by modern label management systems; these enable a holistic approach for digital transformation of label and marking processes and have become one of the key success factors in the attempts to streamline their processes.

Standardization is key

By standardizing on label management system and unifying their labeling and marking, companies gain a substantial competitive advantage. As food and beverage companies migrate to a modern label management system they:

• Drive down costs by reducing the labor, time, and expertise required to change and maintain label formats
• Get products to market faster resulting in business growth
• Reduce the risk of production shutdowns and non-compliance with labeling requirements
• Enhance collaboration with business partners by making the enterprise more responsive to change requests

The global pioneer’s experience

NiceLabel recently worked with the world’s largest manufacturer of organic dairy products that needed to standardize its label management for all of its industrial printers. NiceLabel helped the company become an innovator by deploying the first standardized label management solution, in the food and beverage industry, for all of their labeling and marking printers.

They are the first company in the world that’s actually unified their labeling and marking and we’ve got the first label management system in the world that supports both labeling and marking. What is really new is that is the first unified label management system that supports label printers and other packaging printers.

factory line and products

By modernizing their labeling, the company significantly reduced costs and increased label and marking accuracy and productivity. It now has a more transparent label management process, which helps them ensure accurate product and production data throughout the entire label-printing process. The system does not allow human data entry error and there is a huge cost benefit related to direct costs, including the known costs. This includes the cost of labor and streamlining the process. Indirect costs are addressed by the integration, such as avoiding quarantine, rework, and extra labor looking for errors.

As the happy client put it, they have “definitely seen an increase in productivity thanks to the solution. Our labeling systems run more efficiently. We no longer spend time mitigating manual data entry errors and we’ve been able to streamline support as well.

The next generation technology enabled the global dairy company to streamline production and position the company for future growth. The solution is applicable to any food and beverage company.

Is your labeling process future-proof? What are your current challenges? Feel free to post a question below or email me at [email protected].

On the 5th October, Janez Sodja, NiceLabel Enterprise Sales Manager and I will be presenting the global dairy company’s case study. Join our complementary webinarLearn How An F&B Company Transformed Labeling For Success ‘to discuss this area in more detail. Please click here to register.


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