Don’t Overlook Your Labeling Needs

It’s hard to ignore the ever-changing landscape of doing business in a time of volatility and uncertainty. We have witnessed businesses closing their door to others who have a hard time keeping up with demand. Through it all, our goal is to provide the right resources, help, and advice to our customers, staff, and partners. Labeling is such an overlooked but fundamental element in many industries – from retail, logistics, manufacturing to distribution. We rely on the information provided to ensure compliance, visibility, and efficiency. They allow us to identify, group, ship, locate, and track goods and merchandise that travel through our supply chain and it’s easy to lose track.

Here are our top 3 suggestions to keep things moving smoothly!

1. Keep things simple

Train your staff on labeling software and tools and take advantage of templates. Many companies are considering adding more than just the basics on their labels – they are looking at colors, branding, comprehensive descriptions, and codes. After all, it’s not productive to reach out to IT every time you need a simple change. Investing the time to make the right templates will ultimately save you a lot of work during periods of extremely high demands. We have great knowledge and experience with our labeling software partners and can help recommend the right application for your needs.

– Keep your supplier inventory cost through labeling

2. Visibility for all 

It’s important for leadership to get involved with the labeling process because visibility is important for growth, as well as to make fast and accurate decisions within your supply chain. Your involvement in the process will gain valuable analytics that can drive performance, improvements, and even cost reductions. The labeling process doesn’t have to be complicated, but by brushing it aside or neglecting upgrades to tech, you’ll be surprised to see how fast your business will come to a halt.

Check out the Barcoding-Canada partner page to get to know our labeling partners. We consider ourselves a community of experts and #supplychaingeeks, so please don’t be shy to let us know how we can help.

3. Compliance is key

Compliance is a form of communication and can put your company in a strong position during uncertain times like these. That said, it can be difficult to understand the different standards, specifications, barcodes, and labeling requirements. Below are some resources you can check out about the GS1 standard.

– How Gs1 Standards Can Be Used In General Merchandise And Apparel
– Gs1 Standards Help Businesses Unleash Their True Potential
– It’s Time For Gs1 Standards In Clinical Research

What’s next?

Our free label assessment is an easy way to get some of your specific and unique questions answered. We also have resources available online for you to access at any time, including anything you could need on android migration, warehousing upgrades, supply chain management, and more.

We’re in this together and we want to help. Let’s chat soon!

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