How Global Healthcare Companies Are Streamlining Labelling To Meet Compliance Regulations
Label management processes are often overlooked as a factor contributing towards service delays, inefficiencies and overall expenditure. With regulations becoming increasingly scrupulous for the likes of Medical Device Manufacturers, Food & Beverage Businesses and Healthcare Providers - spurred on by cases such as the PIP Breast Implant Scandal - there is now more reason than ever to adopt a centralised, secure and compliant labelling system to improve accuracy, compliancy and overall business efficiency.
In this blog, we'll explore the case study of a large Healthcare company that has streamlined its entire labelling processes by integrating the simple, straightforward cloud labelling solution MiTEQ is delivering to heavily regulated industries.
1) Background: A Global Healthcare Enterprise
2) The Vision: Simple, Standardized, Compliant
Background: A Global Healthcare Enterprise
With over 70,000 employees across more than 100 different countries, as well as a market capitalization of more than 50 billion, this healthcare enterprise supplies nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics to medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies. With such an extensive customer-base, and a portfolio of offerings spanning across multiple highly regulated industries, a streamlined approach to compliant labelling was crucial.
The Vision: Simple, Standardized, Compliant
In order to meet constantly evolving regulatory requirements, this international supplier of nutritional and medical products needed a labelling system that could simplify, automate and better track label design requests, while improving process efficiencies on the manufacturing floor and throughout distribution centres. They wanted to standardise and unify their labelling workflows, and ensure that, as regulations evolved, their platform could evolve too.
The Solution: Hundreds Of Man-Hours Saved
By integrating a complete label lifecycle management solution, they were able to centralise their label design, printing and management. They were able to reduce thousands of individual product labels into templates and groups of common label information, and eliminate paperwork while improving visibility and cross-team collaboration by controlling user access.
"Consolidating three separate labelling applications into one, reduced our support costs, eliminated hardware constraints and aligned with the global strategy of IT portfolio reduction" - Quality Assurance Manager
Overall, this cloud labelling solution has enabled the customer to:
Streamline label approval processes to save hundreds of man-hours per year
Create templates for their thousands of labels
Streamline label request processes and turnaround times
Unify label design, printing and management
Streamline cross-team collaboration
Reduce print job setup times by 15-20 minutes
Easily meet local and global regulatory requirements
Improve error-rates and process efficiency by eliminating data duplication
Comply with FDA 21 CFR part 11 requirements
Reduce product recalls
How Can I Replicate These Results?
MiTEQ is working with business leaders across a broad range of sectors, marrying up business needs - and customer demands - with technologies that can improve efficiencies, expenditure and customer experiences.
You might wish to elevate your quality assurance processes through improvements to your labelling systems, through the tracking and management of assets, or more. visit our Contact Us page. Chances are, we're are working with companies just like yours to innovate within existing frameworks, and elevate business operations - to realise transformative returns.