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Top 3 labelling trends in today’s global supply chains

Supply chains and the solutions used for managing them have become increasingly important as businesses become more global and interconnected.  At Label Craft we understand it is critical to identify, understand and measure how labelling has a strategic impact on your supply chain and your company’s business growth.

  1. Labelling is a global initiative.

Most modern distributors from pharma to drinks and food sectors recognize the necessity of having labelling addressed on a global scale. Most medium to large size brands these days maintain labelling across a global operation. Labelling, which intersects the supply chain at all levels, has become mission critical in meeting evolving customer requirements, keeping up with emerging regulations and avoiding disruptions from the manufacturing line to the warehouse.

At the same time as companies are looking at labelling on a global basis, they must consider how to effectively deploy and maintain their labelling solutions, how to support enterprise-wide labelling changes and how to scale effectively as their businesses continue to grow and enter new markets. In 2022 alone Label Craft has seen shifts in overseas customers responding to crisis by moving labelling requirements to Ireland for distribution across Europe and the UK where former manufacturing locations are no longer an option.


  1. Enterprise labels are changing.

The barcode label is simply not what it used to be. Companies that understand this will find themselves ahead of their competitors in meeting evolving customer demands. As customer and regulatory requirements increase, companies have been forced to make a record number of label changes and add more and more content to their labels. Most manufacturers are seeing labelling requirements have become more complex in the last three years. Label Craft has over 30 years’ experience in the industry and has moved with change at every level.

To meet these increasing demands, labels today must be flexible, and data driven to support the nearly limitless variability in requirements that exist. In many cases, the key is enabling business users with a simple mechanism to make label changes, as well as integrating with enterprise applications to automate labelling processes. This increases efficiency, leverages existing investments, and reduces the need for countless permutations of label templates.

If you would like to discuss your labelling or carton manufacturing needs with one of our friendly customer service team, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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