Medical Device Labeling for Highly Regulated, Competitive Marketplace
by Maureen Perroni, on August 3, 2017
Labeling can be challenging and today’s medical device manufacturers are faced with a range of evolving requirements and regulations such as UDI, that complicate the process. But labeling can make a huge difference, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to overcome challenges, and provide their company with a distinct competitive advantage.
The medical device supply chain is more complex than ever before. Internal teams such as Packaging, Quality and Regulatory are playing an increased role. You also have to manage third parties like suppliers, distributors, and providers—all while trying to comply with regulations and keep products moving swiftly across the ecosystem. Each step along the way requires powerful, reliable labeling to ensure efficient and precise tracking of medical goods, while also supporting a wide range of requirements, including barcodes, multiple languages, regulatory symbols, and more.
A centralized approach to medical device labeling allows companies to integrate labeling processes with existing ERP, PLM, or other validated environments to drive data from “sources of truth,” offering greater accuracy and control. By leveraging a central data store, companies can avoid the need to replicate data or manage a separate database, which minimizes overhead, reduces errors and offers improved labeling consistency for utilization at other plants and distribution partners internationally. This ultimately provides a new level of consistency, simplifies troubleshooting and streamlines labeling, helping to drive greater supply chain efficiency.
Check out the recently published article in Packaging Europe to find out more about medical device labeling including:
Managing UDI - Creating a Sustainable Program for the Long Run
How Can Labeling Help With Cost Reductions?
Dealing with Constant Change
Creating Efficiencies at the Supplier Level
Managing Growth and Expansion with Enterprise Labeling