Driving labelling quality, efficiency and performance

As an automotive parts supplier, the only thing worse than a faulty part is a faulty label. A misprinted digit or a mislabeled part can mean costly recalls, dissatisfied customers and, ultimately, lost business. With this much of your business riding on getting your labels right, you need to bullet-proof your label production process, protecting it from error-prone processes like manual data entry. In other words, you need to digitise labeling.

Label management software built for the automotive industry

The NiceLabel label management system (LMS) helps you produce accurate labels every time by digitising each aspect of the label production process, from design to print, and from quality assurance to archiving.

Meet customer requirements with
pre-defined label templates

Our label management system includes pre-defined label templates compliant with automotive industry standards, including:

  • VDA 4902 Labels

  • AIAG Labels

  • Volkswagen GTL Labels

  • General Motor (GM 1724) Labels

  • Odette / Galia Labels

The universal template works across a wide variety of printers, saving your IT staff from modifying templates to match individual printer requirements.

 

The built-in label designer makes it easy for users to adapt the templates to specific customer requirements. It features a familiar, Microsoft Word-like user interface, which simplifies training and increases production efficiency.

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Increase your printing speed and efficiency

In an industry where speed and accuracy are absolute musts, you can’t afford to lose time on label production. Our label management system enables you to increase printing speed and efficiency by:

  • Connecting labels to your master data to avoid data replication

  • Triggering printing via a shop-floor process rather than manual processes

  • Replacing manual operations with automated business rules

  • Using a 64-bit print engine to maximize print productivity while using minimal computer resources.

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Guarantee accuracy by digitising quality assurance

  • All templates are stored in a centrally managed database.

  • All changes are tracked and recorded for full traceability.

  • The database provides a complete version and change history of each template, as well as a complete print history for every label ever printed.

  • Access to label templates is managed and controlled, so administrators can determine who has access to which templates.

Seamless integration with MES and ERP

NiceLabel has a long history of working with the leading MES, ERP and WMS platforms making it easier for customers using these solutions to digitally transform their labeling. We work directly in these systems, creating integration packages that deliver a fully-integrated labeling solution to customers within hours, without weeks of coding, programming and testing.

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Digitally transform your operations with NiceLabel

NiceLabel’s label management system, LMS Enterprise, enables you to automate label and direct marking printing by implementing a standardized integration with your Manufacturing Execution System (MES) at each site. By centralizing the master data and establishing a single source of truth, you can eliminate manual data entry errors, mislabeling and associated costs.

From hard-coding, printer-specific labels to dynamic templates

NiceLabel’s label management system includes an intuitive label designer that empowers business users to create and maintain labels. By moving label template design out of the IT department, you can process label change requests faster and create a more agile manufacturing operation.

 

NiceLabel templates are optimised for over 4,200 printer models, eliminating the need to hard-code templates for each type of label printer. As a result, our customers are able to drastically reduce the number of label templates they have to maintain, which saves time and labor costs.

Establish a single source of truth

NiceLabel’s label management system includes an integration system with seamless support for Wonderware, SAP and many other MES and ERP systems used in the manufacturing industry.

 

This allows you to integrate your label and direct marking printers with master data and establish a single source of truth. By eliminating the need for manual data entry, you reduce labor costs and the likelihood of errors.

Create visibility over label lifecycle management

Our label management system includes a document management system, a digital database of all of your labels that gives you visibility and control of the entire label process.

 

Having a full overview of label production helps you ensure accurate labeling, and provides full traceability of every label printed or marked. Traceability extends beyond printing to include every change request and every system event, giving you an accurate record of who did what, where and when.

Unite all printers on one system

Our label management system supports a wide range of industrial printers used in the manufacturing industry. These include label, print and apply, continuous inkjet, laser marking, thermal transfer overprinters and thermal inkjet.

 

This enables you to work with one label management system that is capable of integrating all your label and direct marking printers with your organization’s MES and ERP systems.

Increase label production speed with automation

The NiceLabel label management system includes an integration module that enables you to build business rules and workflows into the system. With our integration module, print requests can be dynamically changed based on business logic that is applied to inbound dynamic data.

 

By processing the inbound data, the business rules engine can select the applicable workflow to run and execute the logic to perform, such as requesting data from additional sources, changing label data, selecting a specific label template, targeting a specific printer and other workflows.

Extend standardised labeling across the supply chain

Our label management system includes a unique “client-side” web printing system that you can use to extend the same high standard printing solution to your contract manufacturers, distributors and other business partners in minutes.

 

By reducing relabeling and manual quality assurance checks, the system significantly improves the efficiency of the supply chain and reduces labor and inventory costs. The unique “client-side” technology empowers your business partners to configure and manage any of their existing printers.

Are you ready to transform your labeling?

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