Following Rules and Regulations for Proper Labeling
by Maureen Perroni, on January 3, 2017
If you’re going to do business on a global scale, each region has its own rules. Or, perhaps it’s more accurate to say, sets of rules. Regulations — whether set by government or standards bodies — cover all aspects of supply chain operations, right down to the labeling.
A survey of supply chain professionals confirmed that the majority face labeling‐related regulatory and compliance requirements. Indeed, proper labeling and identification of parts is often seen as critical to product safety.
That means labeling is subject to constant change, as standards evolve and as products move through the supply chain. Enterprise Labeling allows companies to dynamically manage their labeling to keep up with this high level of variability. Enterprise Labeling can, in fact, handle this challenge with relative ease, allowing rapid changes — in hours or days, rather than weeks or months — in order to meet compliance deadlines. And users can handle the changes themselves, rather than waiting for IT.
And one more thing — it’s all driven by a source of truth, because labeling is integrated with other business applications. That reduces the risk of errors and allows consistency across the supply chain, even as your organization interacts with suppliers and contract manufacturers.
Don’t forget, compliance is critical to enter new markets and it can prevent costly fines and improve consumer safety. These regulations can impact revenue and profitability. Most importantly, they can save lives.
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