Best Practices for Allowing Rapid Label Change
by Maureen Perroni, on July 1, 2016
The need to make rapid label changes is one of the major reasons for empowering business users to manage label design. However, while you want to empower business users, you also want to ensure consistency and validation for the labeling process.Best practices would be to implement a plan that dictates what the process is for making changes so that they are not made on the fly. Without a formal labeling process the business users could act in an ad hoc manner and unintentionally jeopardize labeling accuracy and put the business at risk for fines, customer dissatisfaction, and brand consistency.
Best practices involve defining roles, providing proper access control and maintaining a sound work flow process. This means ensuring that the right people have the right access at the right time and that individual roles are clearly defined so that anyone involved in the label process fully understands exactly what they need to do and when. Versioning can also be implemented to ensure tight control over which versions of labels are being updated and which ones are production ready and can be implemented in a live production environment. It also provides an import mechanism to maintain a comprehensive audit of which version of a label was printed historically, which is vital when events like recalls occur.
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