SAP Label Printing


Supply Chain: SAP Label Printing

Misprinted labels come with a high cost. Identifying areas for improvement will help organizations build a comprehensive labeling strategy, helping them to become more competitive in today’s global market.

Label Printing Simply Defined

Labeling is a type of material that is affixed to an item providing information about the content and origin. The label usually draws data from an inventory management system to display specifications on the label. Standardized and centralized labeling solutions are emerging as a key component of a solution to reduce the cost of each label.

Supply Chain: SAP Label Printing

Misprinted labels come with a high cost. Identifying areas for improvement will help organizations build a comprehensive labeling strategy, helping them to become more competitive in today’s global market.

Label Printing Simply Defined

Labeling is a type of material that is affixed to an item providing information about the content and origin. The label usually draws data from an inventory management system to display specifications on the label. Standardized and centralized labeling solutions are emerging as a key component of a solution to reduce the cost of each label.

Why is Label Printing Important?

Labeling generates value from the supply chain network to improve efficiency and meet customer demands. When organizations extend label printing to partners and suppliers, they can avoid downstream errors and eliminate needs for relabeling. Because many supply chains have multiple facilities, it’s important they all follow the same standardized labeling process, leveraging the same data set. Organizations having their own digital label printer could enable relatively cheap labels leading to greater profit margins.

5 Ways Labeling Can Affect the Supply Chain

  1. Stocking: A centralized system where users oversee label data helps minimize errors.
  2. Recalls: Errors on labels can lead to product recalls.
  3. Warehouse: Establishing a good warehouse labeling practice can reduce the processing time for warehouses.
  4. Shipping: A misspelling, incorrect description, or empty field can be costly and hold a cargo shipment for weeks.
  5. Product details: Some countries, industries, and products have more strict regulations than others, but a violation in any of them can result in high fees.

Key Benefits of Label Printing are:

  • Meet regulatory requirements
  • Managing quality requirements
  • Improve process efficiency
  • Build process agility and resilience

As organizations look for ways to leverage technology to develop agile supply chains, centralized labeling capabilities are emerging as a key tool. A solution needs to be one that is dynamic, and data-driven, and automates labeling processes for global standardization.

Vendor partners for software solutions or operational intelligence include: SAP, BCC Distribution or Reveal.

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders are:

  • Reducing Supply Chain Complexity Through Integrated Labelling: Kumar Singh with SAPinsider, shares an article about the critical role of labeling centralization and standardization in supply chains.
  • How GSK Slashed SAP Label Printing Time by 98% for Pharma, Consumer and Vaccine Products: See the webinar on how GSK races to deploy vaccines on a global scale at a time when the issue of label print speed, data management, and control has never been more critical.
  • How Stemcell Technologies Automated It’s Labeling Processes by 80%: Read the article on how two companies working together to automate labeling and reduce the number of label templates by 80%.

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  1. Reducing Supply Chain Complexity Through Integrated Labeling

    Reading time: 6 mins

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider Supply chain disruptions are on the rise and one of many key reasons is the ever-increasing complexity of global supply chains. Complex SKU portfolios, scattered global manufacturing and distribution footprint, evolving customer segments, omnichannel, these are some of the examples of the factors that…
  2. Role of Integrated Labeling Solutions in Reducing Supply Chain Complexity

    Reading time: 6 mins

    by Kumar Singh, Research Director, Automation & Analytics, Supply Chain Management, SAPinsider   Complex SKU portfolios, scattered global manufacturing and distribution footprint, evolving customer segments, rise of omnichannel are examples of the aspects that are contributing to the ever increasing complexities of supply chains today. Organizations leveraging SAP ERP are no exception to this complexity trend.…
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    How Stemcell Technologies Automated Its Labeling Processes — Reducing Templates by 80%

    Reading time: 5 mins

    By integrating SAP S/4HANA with a validated label management system to automate labeling and digitize labeling quality assurance (QA), SAP customers can eliminate opportunities for errors and reduce the number of label templates they use. Learn how Stemcell Technologies underwent a greenfield SAP S/4HANA implementation, which became a catalyst for process reengineering, specifically around labeling.…
  4. Master Barcode Labeling from SAP S/4HANA, SAP ECC and SAP EWM

    Reading time: 27 mins

    Thank you for registering for this live Q&A on how SAP customers use Enterprise Labeling Solutions. Please find the transcript below. Matthew Shea: Hello and welcome to today’s SAPinsider live Q&A. We will be discussing how SAP customers that use SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC), SAP S/4HANA, and SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM)…...…
  5. Best Practices to Streamline Your Supply Chain Labeling from SAP and SAP S/4HANA

    Reading time: 12 mins

    Thank you for registering for this live Q&A. Find the transcript on supply chain labeling below. Matthew Shea: Hello, and welcome to today’s SAPinsider live Q&A. We will be chatting for the full hour about Enterprise Labeling Solutions and how SAP customers can leverage them to keep up with changing customer demands, comply with regulatory…...…
  6. Reduce Indirect Costs with Next-Generation Labeling

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    Labeling is a mission-critical process for many organizations. If labels aren’t printed correctly, products aren’t shipped, leading to major disruption in the supply chain that can not only affect the bottom line, but also a company’s reputation. This article shows you how to use label management tools with your SAP system to meet the needs…
  7. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Ken Moir Discusses Standardizing Labeling for the Modern Supply Chain

    Ken Moir, VP of Marketing at NiceLabel, joins the SAPinsider Studio at the SCM, CRM, and IoT 2016 event in Las Vegas to talk about labeling challenges and how NiceLabel and SAP work together to deliver a standardized labeling and marking process that mitigates risk and increases agility. Here is an edited transcript of the…...…