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A Supply Chain Blog

Originally appeared on The Human Readable Blog, by TEKLYNX.

Partner Blog BY:   JENNA WAGNER / TEKLYNX

If your company has multiple locations, you may face the challenge of having inconsistent labels across your organization. Are your labels the same format? Are all your locations leveraging label files that pull data from the correct data source? Are your suppliers using compliant labels?

With the correct enterprise labeling software, streamlining your label printing across multiple locations is no longer a challenge!

Browser-Based Printing

One of the most effective ways to streamline multi-location label printing is through implementing browser-based printing with your enterprise labeling software. Instead of having local installations of your labeling software on every single workstation across your entire organization, browser-based printing allows you to manage one or more web page label printing interfaces from one location that securely deploys to users across all facilities.

Enabling browser-based label printing also takes the hassle out of upgrading your enterprise labeling software. Instead of upgrading each single user license, you can upgrade once on the server and easily push the upgrade out to all your users and workstations.

Using a browser-based printing interface means local installations are eliminated, and authorized users log into a webpage to print labels from anywhere, simultaneously cutting costs and reducing risk of error. Having one centralized, unified solution to handle label design, approval, printing, and reporting can help organize and streamline multi-location label printing throughout your entire organization.

BROWSER-BASED PRINTING USE CASE

MicroVention is a world-renowned developer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative neuroendovascular technologies headquartered in California. After experiencing rapid growth and expanding distribution into international markets, MicroVention realized they needed a more efficient and controlled labeling solution.

MicroVention collaborated with the TEKLYNX Enterprise Team to determine that a browser-based, integrated enterprise label management system, TEKLYNX CENTRAL, would be a scalable and efficient solution for managing its multiple facilities and providing bandwidth for future growth. After implementation took place, MicroVention streamlined its entire labeling process, resulting in a 50% improvement in production efficiency. TEKLYNX CENTRAL’s browser-based printing interface was particularly useful for MicroVention’s clean room operators because it simplified the printing process drastically. Watch the case study video here.

Supplier Labeling

Not only does browser-based printing help streamline labeling across multiple locations within your own organization, but it also unifies labeling with your suppliers. Supplier labeling is a critical component of an efficient supply chain, and a unified supplier labeling system can have a big impact on overall efficiency and the bottom line.

Some manufacturers resort to simply sharing label files or data to their many suppliers for printing. When labels are updated or changed, the files must be manually re-sent. Not only is this time consuming, but it also opens the door to human error and the risk of using outdated data.

Your enterprise labeling software can be leveraged outside of your business by allowing suppliers to print accurate labels via a customized browser-based label printing interface that is specific to your suppliers. This enables your suppliers to rapidly adapt to your changing needs and print only approved labels without skipping a beat.

With enterprise labeling software that incorporates browser-based label printing, there’s no more manual process of having to send new label templates to all your suppliers. Instead, simply update the templates in your labeling software, and your suppliers will instantly have the accurate labels they need.

How does supplier labeling work with enterprise labeling software?
  • Smart label templates are designed and maintained in-house, and every change must pass your customizable approval process. Only approved label templates can be printed.
  • You create simple, streamlined printing interfaces via a web browser that are secured with a username and password. Each supplier can only access the approved labels that are associated with that supplier. No local software installations or sending files back and forth required!
  • Seamless integration with business systems and databases provides accurate real-time data for every label printed.
  • Every label print job is tracked, including both internal print jobs and external supplier print jobs. Detailed reporting sets you up for success in the event of an audit.

Cloud-Hosted Label Printing

cloud-hosted label printing interface is ideal for companies that want to standardize label printing at multiple locations, but those locations are not all on the same network. Contract manufacturers and companies with many suppliers can benefit from a cloud-hosted label printing interface by enabling multiple parties in the supply chain to print labels on-demand from one centralized and secure location.

Cloud-hosted label printing provides a simple and secure way for your print users to print the right labels with the correct data from anywhere in the world. With cloud-hosted label printing, you don’t have to worry about local installations, server maintenance, or software upgrades. This simplifies implementation of your enterprise labeling software across multiple locations in your organization. Whether you are in the office, on the plant floor, or at home, you can execute print jobs with approved labels from the cloud, providing accurate labels for your production workers in the manufacturing facility. Having your labeling software hosted via cloud technology allows any print user to access a simple label printing interface while removing the burden of IT maintenance, such as server management, software upgrades, and local installations.

CLOUD-HOSTED LABEL PRINTING USE CASE

One high-end athleisure wear company was looking for a label printing software solution that could work on a variety of different networks throughout their hundreds of storefronts. The TEKLYNX Enterprise Team worked alongside their IT team to implement a cloud-based solution, creating a working solution before the busy holiday season, avoiding potential downtime before the busiest time in the retail industry.

Cloud-hosted label printing helped them:

  • Print labels on-demand anywhere using secure user logins managed centrally
  • Maximize simplicity with integrated label templates for print users
  • Establish control of label printing at multiple locations
  • Relieve stress by implementing a simple & worry-free solution

 Enterprise Label Software for Multi-Location Printing

TEKLYNX CENTRAL is a browser-based label printing system that makes printing labels across multiple locations easy by integrating with your company’s existing ERP, WMS, or other business system. TEKLYNX CENTRAL’s all-encompassing enterprise solution comes equipped with label printing automation, full security and traceability of each label within your system, and most importantly, a web-based interface built specifically to print labels remotely from anywhere in the world.

If you are looking to streamline your labeling across multiple locations, then a software such as TEKLYNX CENTRAL that includes a browser-based printing interface is the solution for you.

Request a free demo of TEKLYNX CENTRAL today!

 

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