How can variability in labeling negatively impact a business?

by Maureen Perroni, on January 14, 2016

Screen_Shot_2015-12-09_at_9.29.38_AM-1Companies have to address variability one way or another; whether it’s in an automated fashion with their current labeling solution or through manual effort.

When it comes to manual labeling companies need to either apply labels directly to each product to address the customer specific requirement or make sure that each product or variant of that product, in a regulatory case, has labels pre-built. This obviously involves a significant amount of time and effort.

So, the impact of variability is significant on a business. It can mean increased cost and it can mean a manual labor-intensive process, which can result in time to market problems when companies can’t deliver products fast enough or on time for their customers’ schedules. When it’s necessary to manage the process manually or to produce multiple label permutations, time becomes a factor and this ultimately can slow production and can mean delayed shipments, which can result in fines and dissatisfied customers.

When variability isn’t addressed, products and shipments can be denied or even pulled from customs if they are not labeled correctly. Also, managing this type of extensive variability in a manual fashion can result in mislabeling, resulting in delays and fines.

To find out more about variability in labeling download the full Q&A with industry expert Michael Ward.

Variability in Labeling