As labelling complexity grows, the impact of poor, disconnected, and inconsistent labelling processes can be felt far and wide across your organisation. There's a better way though – centralise and standardise labelling across your operations with an SAP-certified enterprise labelling approach.
No matter which SAP foundation or supply chain execution solution you leverage to support your business – whether you are on S/4HANA, ME, MII, or EWM, integrating your business applications with a certified, comprehensive enterprise labelling solution to manage labelling on a global scale reaps measurable benefits.
Though manually printing labels may be required in certain situations, labelling integrated with enterprise solutions allows companies to leverage existing business processes and vital data sources while also maximising existing investments and eliminating the need to retrain users.
The power of standardised, centralised labelling:
Today, enterprises are attempting to streamline the flow of products and information across channel, network, and organisational boundaries to create flexible and demand-driven supply chains—while also meeting their profitability objectives.
However, it's challenging to stay agile and adapt to expanding supply chain collaborations, globalisation pressures, and e-commerce competitors. There also is an increased focus on traceability and increasing customer demands. To achieve their goals, companies must be able to meet the rigours of evolving regulations and customers' global requirements. To do so, they need to manage labelling variability across multiple regions, including variability in languages, data, images, and formats.
When you standardise and centralise labelling from your sources of truth, you know that your labelling will be accurate, consistent, and up to date. You'll also be able to significantly reduce your number of label templates and therefore reduce maintenance. Additionally, you can dramatically impact the length of time it takes for label changes to take place by empowering the label user to make label changes, rather than needing to rely on IT to implement changes and make them live.
With a browser-based, enterprise labelling solution, business users can make changes instantly, and you can allow sites all over the world to get access to those labels and label templates with the click of a button.
For most companies, labelling can be an afterthought, and many are just using out-of-the-box software rather than a configurable solution to meet their unique labelling requirements. The good news is when you use a standardised enterprise labelling approach that integrates directly with your business applications, you can save time and money.
Delivering impact – A success story of integrated labelling with SAP:
So, what sort of impact can modernising your labelling processes really have? Well, by taking an enterprise labelling approach, one organisation has been able to make significant business improvements, saving time and money while transforming and digitising global supply chain processes.
With over 350,000 products being produced across nearly 60 manufacturing sites worldwide, the organisation identified a need to improve global labelling processes and systems to streamline performance and deliver control and transparency across such a business-critical function.
The results have been truly transformational. The data-driven approach to labelling has enabled them to print over 32 million labels a year on just nine label templates! Relying on a certified integration with SAP and using business logic to drive labelling, the company has transitioned to one globally standardised labelling solution – eradicating data siloes, removing data duplication, ensuring regulatory compliance, and optimising print speed and processes.
Insight and inspiration for your business:
The story is so powerful we recently delivered a webinar to highlight the process this company underwent and the ways of working they have embedded.
Take a look at the on-demand webinar to find out more about this customer story hear and how Loftware is helping over 100,000 customers worldwide reach their potential by adopting a modernised approach to supply chain labelling.
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