Simplifying your Labelling Supply Chain

By Graham Francis, Channel Marketing Manager, Kallik Ltd. In my previous blog discussing the relationship between Industry 4.0 and best practice labelling and artwork, I talked about the need to have all stakeholders fully empowered and connected at all times. In this blog, I’m going to look at some of the steps that can be taken…


Industry 4.0: Digital Labelling for a Connected Enterprise

By Graham Francis, Channel Marketing Manager, Kallik In my last blog, I talked about the relationship between digital transformation and digital labelling and the benefits this brings in terms of transparency, compliance and consistency. I’m now going to reflect on the relationship between Industry 4.0 and best practice labelling and artwork. In preparing for presenting…


Digital Transformation Needs Digital Labelling

  By Graham Francis, Channel Marketing Manager, Kallik Every day it seems we see more and more articles published promoting the benefits of embracing digital transformation across healthcare supply chains. Few, if any however, seem to provide much insight on how to ‘digitally enable’ labelling and artwork processes to embrace this revolution. Before looking at…


Keeping Regulatory Affairs happy with Compliant Labelling

By Graham Francis, Channel Marketing Manager, Kallik In this, my final blog in the series expanding on key points discussed in our recent labelling white paper, I’m going to look at how life can be made much easier for regulatory affairs by fixing some of the common issues that affect downstream compliance. When Kallik first…


Simplifying Late Stage Customisation for Product Labelling

By Graham Francis, Channel Marketing Manager, Kallik In my previous blog, I discussed the challenge of ensuring labelling compliance across supply chain. In this blog, I’ll be discussing best practice for adding variable content to pre-printed labels at print run-time. The pharmaceutical industry refers to this as late-stage customisation. It’s often the case that late…


Labelling and the art of Data Quality for UDI

By Graham Francis, Channel Marketing Manager, Kallik In my previous UDI blog, I talked about the dynamic nature of labelling and artwork content. I also suggested that there could be a difference between what is classed as ‘master data’ and what might be a single source of truth’. In this, my third and final blog…


UDI, Labelling and ‘Enterprise-wide Data Governance’

By Graham Francis, Channel Marketing Manager, Kallik In my last blog relating to UDI, I referred to the terms ‘single source of truth and ‘enterprise-wide data governance, In this, the second of three blogs reflecting on the recent IQPC UDIs and Traceability conference in Brussels, I’ll consider how these relate to product and package labelling….


Moving towards a more compliant Supply Chain

In our last blog, we discussed the need for transparency and visibility throughout the labelling process. Reducing the risk of product recalls and non-compliance being the goal. Most would agree that given a clear mandate plus an appropriate level of investment, this can be achieved. Not always easy, but certainly possible. Introducing the required cultural…


UDI is hotting up across Europe

Last week’s UDIs and Traceability Conference in Brussels brought with it some excellent weather and it was a delight to experience this vibrant city in such fine conditions. However, it wasn’t just the weather that was topical. The publication of the European Medical Devices Regulation on 5th May 2017 and its impact on the industry…


Getting Ready for UDIs and Traceability

We’re delighted to be sharing the next two days here at UDIs & Traceability Brussels 2017 with some of the leading thinkers from across the industry. The IQPC team has assembled a broad church of specialists who will be sharing their knowledge and experience in both the design and implementation of UDI compliant solutions. Not…