Labeling requirements are more complex than ever. These days, labeling within the life sciences industry needs to be data driven and dynamic to keep up with changing client needs and regulatory standards. Here’s a rundown on the top 5 trends in enterprise labeling.
- Regulations – Changing regulations are having an impact across all industries, particularly those in which package labeling affects customer safety, such as pharmaceutical and medical device labeling. Regulatory standards include ePedigree, UDI, DQSA as well as many new International standards that are on the horizon.
- Centralization—More and more companies are centralizing bar code labeling across multiple geographical locations. The three most important factors in centralization are: enabling labeling consistency, reducing IT maintenance costs and ensuring business continuity.
- Customer responsiveness – Customers are demanding adherence to labeling requirements, which is leading to a supply chain that is directly intersecting with labeling. This development is largely in response to the clients’ own desire to maintain efficiency by having their providers stick to their individual labeling standards.
- Integrated and data driven labeling – Although this concept is not a new one the growing demand for label accuracy is pushing the importance of data driven labeling. The data-driven approach enables the pulling in of dynamic data at label print time.
- Supplier’s increasing role in labeling –Partners’ and suppliers’ expectations are reaching beyond meeting internal needs and becoming much more globally interconnected. The most important consideration in this regard are: cost of relabeling, reducing labeling errors and successful supply chain collaboration. Requirements for compliance with UDI make this more complex.
If you have any questions about these top five trends in Enterprise Labeling, contact our experts at Innovatum today.