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…


Does Your Product and Package Labelling Keep You Awake at Night?

Transparency and visibility – most would agree that both are essential for accurate insight of any enterprise-wide process. Labelling and artwork management is no different. More often than not, it’s the lack of tools and not the lack of intent that’s the problem. In my last blog, I spoke to you about the problems caused…


Making Sense of Making Pharma

Last week’s event and conference provided a great opportunity for those engaged in the manufacturing segment of the pharma industry to come together and share best practice. It was good for us to be there too. The opportunity to listen to what others are saying across the industry keeps us here at Kallik appraised of…


The Unknown Unknowns of Product Labelling: Are You Compliant?

Are you compliant? That’s a question that keeps regulatory affairs executives up at night, particularly in light of increased responsibilities and prosecutions. Where this question becomes even more difficult to answer is with Labelling, since this is an area that traverses so many parts of the enterprise. Among the factors regulatory affairs must contend with are that…


Integration Can Be Challenging, but We Need To Do It

In this guest blog, a key Kallik partner, George Young, founding partner at professional services firm Kalypso shares his perspective on the importance of integration in the modern enterprise. Why does integration matter? If you don’t do integration right, you are failing to truly maximise the investment you have made in enterprise software, in the…